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John Thomas Bivins Jr.

November 16, 1973 May 17, 2019
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Obituary for John Thomas Bivins Jr.

John Thomas Bivins, Jr., age 45, of Naperville, IL, passed away suddenly on May 17, 2019 in Slidell, LA.

He was born on November 16, 1973 in Chicago, IL.

John is survived by his beloved daughter Miranda Gron; loving parents Sharon and John Thomas Bivins Sr.; dear siblings Michael (Katie) Bivins, Christine (Andrew) Blaylock, and Thomas Coburn; nieces and nephews Michael Bivins, Shannon Bivins, Jordan Blaylock, Leah Blaylock; nephew of Florence Bevins Powel, Richard (Susan) Bivins, Carol Gretsch, Patrick (Sharon) Shaughnessy, Margaret (Ralph) Terrazas, Kathleen (Michael) Speck, and Raymond Shaughnessy; dear friend of Anthony (Dayna) Battaglia,Katie Battaglia, Korie (Jessie) Ritter, Lucie Grace Battaglia among countless others.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Edgar and Betty Bivins (nee Plunk) and Raymond H. and Margaret M. Shaughnessy (nee West); aunts and uncles Flossie Mae (Aaron) Shirly, Sue (David) Keith, Edgar Bevins, Jerry Bivens, Sherry Faye Clingan, Paul (Arlene) Bevins, Betty Lois (Bill) Piehl, Wilma Miller, Buddy Bivins, Margaret (Wayne) Wood, Ganice Story, Martin Shaughnessy, and Michael Shaughnessy.

John was a very talented carpenter who enjoyed making things for all that were close to him. Many of his friends have items that he has built in their homes. John will be remembered as being a loving gentle person who was a free spirit. He loved to help others and will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 29 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 S Mill St. Naperville, IL 60540.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 30 at 10:00 AM at St. Irene 28W441 Warrenville Rd. Warrenville, IL 60555.

Interment will be private.

For those wishing to leave a lasting tribute to John’s memory, donations to Ride of the Brotherhood at would be appreciated.

For more information, please call (630)355-0213.

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4:00 PM 5/29/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 5/30/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Irene Catholic Church

28W441 Warrenville Road
Warrenville, IL 60555

St. Irene Catholic Church
28W441 Warrenville Road Warrenville 60555 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Camp NORA Homeless Veterans Transition Center


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