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Sutton Memorial Home (Taylorville, Illinois)
Tuesday November 23rd, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Wednesday November 24th, 2021

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Louis "Jay" Joseph Meads

Louis “Jay” Joseph Meads, 64, of Taylorville passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 6:53 a.m. at his residence in rural Taylorville, IL. He was born on May 11, 1957 in Taylorville, IL the son of Donald and Eleanor (Kalka) Meads. He married Margie Wallace on September 17, 1982 in Taylorville, IL. Jay was a shift manager at the Kincaid Power Plant for many years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and spending time with and spoiling his grandbabies. One of his favorite past times was cooking and sharing his food with others and Jay never let the truth get in the way of a good story. He was a giving person who was always willing to help anyone. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Jay will be missed by the family and friends who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his Wife: Margie Meads of Taylorville, IL, Daughters: Christina Meads of Springfield, IL Abbie (Blake) Reuter of Missoula, MT and Angela (Joey) Gonzales of Nashville, TN, Sons: Matthew (Diane) Meads of Peoria, IL; David (Krissie) Meads of Taylorville, IL, Grandchildren: Camille Meads, Greyson Murray, Maximilian Meads, and Chiara Meads, Sisters: Dureen Peck of Coulterville, IL; Donna Hampton of Athens, IL; Betty Saulsbery of Illiopolis, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Son: Daniel Meads, Sisters Debbie Meads and Jeanne Meads.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery with military graveside honors.

The family plans to distribute any memorial donations that they receive to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Margie. Through your sadness, may you find comfort in the never-ending love of Christ and the prayers of your many friends. You are loved.

Annette Spears Nov 25 2021 12:38 AM

We are so sorry of your loss, Marge and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy Hill Nov 24 2021 6:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Louis "Jay" Meads

Chip Kalka Nov 24 2021 6:37 PM

Im so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you.

Rose Daykin Dieterich Nov 23 2021 5:08 PM

Marge and family~ So very sorry to hear of Jay's passing. He was one of a kind and a good man. May the Lord bless and keep you and in time may the tears be replaced with laughter of the memories of fun times had. Prayers of comfort to you all.... Susie Brannan Justice

Susie Brannan Justice Nov 23 2021 2:57 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Debbie Sassatelli Nov 23 2021 2:23 PM

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Margie.

Brooks Grant Nov 23 2021 1:44 PM

Margie and family
I am so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. I know how very much our parents enjoyed having you and Jay for neighbors and how they appreciated the many kindnesses you extended to them.
May God's comfort and strength be with you and your family in the days ahead.
My sincere sympathy
Jeanne Brewer Mohn

Jeanne Mohn Nov 23 2021 8:19 AM

Margie, my sister let me know about Jay's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts. Take care and I will be in touch soon.
Theresa Dennis

Theresa Dennis Nov 23 2021 7:28 AM

So very sorry to hear this Marge and family.
You and Jay were such tremendous neighbors to my parents when you lived on E. Main Cross.
My sincere sympathy, and take good care.

Paul Brewer Nov 22 2021 7:37 PM

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