Ronnie E. Mapps, age 62, of Albion, Ill., formerly of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, May 2 at 11:55 p.m. in his home.

Ronnie was born on Feb. 22, 1958 in Melrose Park, Illinois, a son of Eddie and Marie (Stewart) Mapps. He married Janet Cooper on May 10, 2005 in Albion and she survives. Ronnie worked many jobs throughout his life, but most recently worked as a tire tech for M & S Tire, Grayville, Ill.. He was an accomplished musician having played in several bands throughout southern Illinois, including Ransom, Triple Threat, Orry Kraw, Hyjinx and Impact. Ronnie was a well loved man, easy going and was of the Baptist faith. The most important thing to Ronnie was his family.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Mapps of Albion; three children, Ryan Mapps of Wyoming, Miranda Mapps of Washington and Austin Mapps of Marion; three step-children, Cody Wilson of Grayville, Dylan Wilson of Grayville and Jesi Wood of Mt. Carmel; five grandchildren, Ari, Asa, Lily, Gabriel and Jaydon; two brothers, David Mapps of West Frankfort, Illinois and Mark (Cindy) Mapps of Marion; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ronnie’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations in Ronnie’s memory may be made to Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959.

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