Jeanine Childs

Jeanine C. Childs, Age 48, passed away suddenly on February 22, 2018.  Loving daughter of Susan (nee Wimberly) and the late Robert William Childs. Dear sister of Edward (Martha) Pailes & Michael Childs. Cherished Love of Cesar Macedo who “loved Jeanine with all of his life”. Fond cousin of Sandy (Rick) Anderson, Carson, Ritchie (Sabrina) Le Blond, Mason and Landen.

 Jeanine was employed at National Geographic Cengage Learning. Graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jeanine was an avid fan of the Irish rock band U2. She loved photography and loved the Pilsen Community where she resided for over 16 years. Jeanine was loved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jeanine’s Memory by clicking: Cengage National Geographic .

 Visitation will be held at St. Procopius Church 1220 W. 18th St., Chicago on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 2 pm until 8 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4 pm at the church.

Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 9 am until 10 am at Fred Hunter Funeral Home, 718 S. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 2250 SW 31st Ave., Ft. Lauderdale with burial to take place at Evergreen Cemetery.


U2-Where the Streets Have No Name  (click to listen)

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I wanna reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I want to feel, sunlight on my face
I see that dust cloud disappear without a trace
I wanna take shelter from the poison rain

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name

We’re still building
Then burning down love, burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
It’s all I can do

The cities a flood
And our love turns to rust
We’re beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled into dust

I’ll show you a place
High on the desert plain

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name

Still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love

And when I go there
I go there with you
It’s all I can do

Our love turns to rust
We’re beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh and I see love
See our love turn to rust
We’re beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh when I go there
I go there with you
It’s all I can do

U2- A Sort of Homecoming (click to listen)

And you know it’s time to go
Through the sleet and driving snow
Across the fields of mourning
Light in the distance

And you hunger for the time
Time to heal, desire, time
And your earth moves beneath
Your own dream landscape

Oh, oh, oh
On borderland we run

I’ll be there
I’ll be there
A high road
A high road out from here

The city walls are all come down
The dust, a smoke screen all around
See faces ploughed like fields that once
Gave no resistance

And we live by the side of the road
On the side of a hill
As the valley explode
Dislocated, suffocated
The land grows weary of its own

Oh come away, oh come away, oh come away, I say I
Oh come away, come away, oh come, oh come away, I say I

Oh, oh, oh
on borderland we run
And still we run
We run and don’t look back
I’ll be there
I’ll be there

I’ll be there tonight, I believe
I’ll be there so high
I’ll be there tonight, tonight

Oh come away, I say, I say oh
Oh come away, I say

The wind will crack in winter time
This bomb-blast lightning waltz
No spoken words, just a scream

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Tonight we’ll build a bridge
Across the sea and land
See the sky, the burning rain
She will die and live again

And your heart beats so slow
Through the rain and fallen snow
Across the fields of mourning
Light’s in the distance

Oh don’t sorrow, no don’t weep
For tonight, at last
I am coming home
I am coming home



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  1. Paula and Bill McMahon

    To Ceasar and Susan, How sad we are that Jeanine has died. We are praying for you and all of her friends. Sincerely, Bill and Paula McMahon. (Lesley’s parents)

  2. So saddened for your loss. She was a good friend. We spent lots of time in front on the bench just talking about lots of things, family movies in the back yard my ❤ still hurts. I will truly miss you.

  3. Jeanine will be missed so much. She was such a talented intelligent woman with a kind and generous heart. We are all less for her absence. My condolences to her family and friends.

  4. Jeff Budgell and Sue Vargas

    Jimmy, We. are so sorry to hear that Jeanine has passed. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers !!

  5. I grieve with you. My sincere condolences
    Jeanine was a beautiful talented loving woman.
    Prayers for you n her family.
    We are sorry you are going thru this sudden loss, of your wife.

  6. Jimmy, I will always and forever appreciate the kindness that you and Jeanine have shown me. I always felt like family when you two were in the room. Jeanine was a very sweet and special person, a kind soul. I remember us reminiscing about growing up in South Florida . You have such an incredible circle of support. There are so many people who are here for you.
    Love and prayers,

  7. Blanca Arnao and Carlos E Minaya A

    To Cesar and Susan
    I am very sad that Jeanine has died, she was a lovely friend and , a dear “Angel ” to me and to my son , I will always keep her I in my prayers .
    My condolences to family and friends.

  8. I am a colleague of Jeanine’s. Her smile made my day. My sincerest condolences.

  9. Jeanine and Cesar, undoubtedly the best neighbors in the entire world and my dear friends. I still cannot believe she is gone. I am saddened and my heart hurts for all who loved her, especially for Cesar. I will miss all of the spur of the moments and days we had talking, eating, drinking, conjuring up ideas, and just celebrating life. Miller Street will never be the same without her. May God Bless her soul. I pray she is now resting in paradise. ❤

  10. Ulysses and Kristin Moreno

    To Cezar and Susan
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you, your family and friends. We will keep her in our prayers.

  11. Jeanine was a very kind, generous, and loving woman, always welcoming and embracing others. I am truly thankful to have had the opportunity to call know Jeanine and will forever remember the joy and happiness that she brought everyone.

    My sincerest condolences to all friends and family of Jeanine.

  12. I am a friend of Jenny Peel’s. I am so very sorry to hear about Jeanine. Jenny brought us to a party at your home many, many years ago, and I recall that you and Jeanine were so friendly and hospitable. I know she will be greatly missed, and I hope that support from far and wide helps you, at least a little bit, during this very sad time.

  13. Working with Jeanine these past 5 years has been wonderful. Her smile and easy personality could light up the room. I loved her enthusiasm and we spent many days discussing our mutual love of U2. She will be dearly missed and my heart goes out to everyone who has been touched by her light and made better by it.

  14. I am so sorry to hear the news of Jeannine’s passing. She was such a sweet soul. I really enjoyed our conversations over the years when we would see each other.

  15. Kathleen Mankowski

    My sincerest sympathy to you, your family & friends. Prayers for all of you. I am Sandy Anderson’s mother in law.

  16. Gabriela Vidaurre

    Querido Jimmy, recibe mi más sentido pésame y que Dios la tenga en su Gloria. Un abrazo.


  17. My deepest condolences to Cesar and the Childs Family. Jeanine was a very lovely person.

  18. I am so sorry for your loss. To me, Jeanine was always such a sweet girl who seemed to enjoy every aspect of her youth growing up in Fort Lauderdale.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of her dear friends and family.
    With deepest sympathy,

  19. Rich & Cindy Litwiller

    Jeanine was the most beautiful person! We loved her dearly & our prayer will be continued for the family for healing. We lost a precious jewel 💎 that enjoyed being with people friends & strangers She will be missed Greatly!!!

  20. Cesar and Susan, I am very sorry for your loss. Jeanine was a beautiful person–so creative, adventurous, wicked smart, funny, kind, and compassionate. I loved her as a friend and as someone I could have as a sounding board professionally. I feel her loss profoundly. Sending my love to you, your families, and the kitties.

  21. My heartfelt condolences to you Cesar and all who knew and loved Jeanine. I am so very sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. May Jeanine rest in peace.

  22. Wilson & Rosa Mathews

    Are thoughts and prayers to You ,Jeanine Family and Friends .We are sorry for your loss. RIP Jeanine

  23. I am praying for comforting angels at this time to Cesar, Jeanine’s Mom (Susan), brothers, cousins and all of her friends. I am so sorry for the loss of such a bright star. My family, my mom and I are so heartbroken by this. I will always cherish so many memories with Jeanine. I love her like a sister. She always inspired me and I was so blessed to be a part of her life.

  24. Sue and family,
    Our hearts break for your loss. We are praying for all of you.

  25. Cindy ( Stack ). Engler

    Words cannot begin to express my heartfelt deepest condolences to the
    entire family Sue & Cesar , Ed & Mike I can’t even imagine the heartache & sorrow u r going thru. I keep u all & the entire family in my daily prayers. My deepest sincerest sympathies r with u all & will continue to be with you all.
    Cindy Engler

  26. Matthew Reynolds

    I’m heartbroken to learn of Jeanine’s passing. I have held Jeanine in the highest regard since I first met her (many years ago), and feel very fortunate to have known her. She was a very special individual and I’ll always remember her laugh – it was infectious. I want to offer condolences and prayers to her family and friends, and hope your memories of Jeanine carry each of you through this difficult time. Warm regards, Matt Reynolds

  27. I was so very saddened to hear of your loss. With my deepest condolences.

  28. I met Jeanine this summer at the Chicago U2 shows. She was a generous and adventurous soul and I know she will be missed by many. Godspeed.

  29. Cesar Guillermo

    I love you Jeanine
    God is with you and you are with
    Your Dad and surrounded by our good friends
    Don Aldo,Dr Torres,Sra Vicenta and You get to
    Meet good people like Mr Lewis and his son and many more
    I thank God for the happiness you have
    Given me and for making me a better person
    If people would think and do what you do
    Accepting and helping people for who they
    Are without judging and hurting them
    This would be a better world
    God has a plan for all of us and I will be
    Next to you one day
    I have loved and I was love
    I count my blessings please see me at night
    Make a sign so I can see
    The kitties Miss you very much
    Love you
    Your husband

  30. Cesar and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jeanine was a wonderful person and I know God must have needed her or he would not have taken her. We don’t always understand why things happen but God never gives us more than we can handle. When we put our faith and trust in Him, we will never walk alone.

    Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all of them that believe: for there is no difference. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22-24

  31. Marlene Gorman

    Cesar, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you and Jeanine’s family.
    Marlene, Paul, Phil, Russ and Gene

  32. I love you Jeanine
    I miss you so much
    you made me a better man
    I cant wait to see you again

  33. C Guillermo macedo

    I love u sweetheart
    I miss you every day every second
    Love is the greatest gift we get to give and to receive
    Love means all when your toghether
    Happy moments,sad moments when your in love you
    Have strength to keep on going you laugh and you cry
    Toghether you support each other once in a while you
    Have a discussion however at the end you love each other
    Money and wealth and power do not give you
    Love comes from the heart
    You love and you help the needed
    Your reward is you spread love and you see people smile
    That is the Jeanine’s way of live and mine
    Until we meet again and I hope very soon
    Your husband
    That loves you
    Macedo Potato like they called me in school
    And we laughed toghether

  34. Thank you for letting me write messages to
    My wife in the oblituary
    I hope she can read them from heaven
    With Jesus permission
    Love every one and share happiness

  35. Dear Jesus
    I writte in hopes that with your blessing Jeanine might read this message
    My dear wife Jeanine I love you and I miss you with all my heart
    I had a home now I only have a house that is empty as well as my heart
    I know your with Jesus and I know you will make him more happy as you did with me
    you were my Angel, My Happiness and my strength
    we laughed , cried , we stressed together but at the end we solved the problem together and had happiness and energy to go on laughing at life and enjoying our morning coffee
    Now I am all alone and I love you , all I can do is writte to you hoping Jesus gives permission for you to read this
    I love you and I cant wait to be with you
    I don’t know how it works up there but when I see you I will be the happiest soul in all of Heaven if I am allowed to go. I love you boo with all my heart
    your husband that loves you

  36. Dear
    I write to you with your permission so you can have Jeanine read my words
    I love you and I miss you with all my heart
    all I have left are these words I write to you in hope that Jesus will allow you to see
    it has been over 3 months and for me its like it has been 100 years , I can feel every second in my heart
    and all I have is great pain that reminds me how much I love you
    you were my sun and my moon , my day and my night and all my family
    we married after being together for many years and it was our first and only marriage we ever wanted
    I love you so much , the pain that I carry is so much that I am losing my mind
    now that your not here I see how the real world is so much pain and so many bad people
    the good people many times suffer at the mercy of the bad
    I will try to help as many people that I can as that was our way of lives
    we always helped people and kept quiet about it
    that was our way
    please come for me when Jesus lets me go home as my home is next to you now all I have Is a house and
    a broken heart and you were all the family I needed as both of us had our families far away
    we were so happy together
    please don’t forget about me in the other life as I don’t know how it works up there all I know is that I ask
    Jesus on my knees that he lets me be by your side for eternity and I can listen to your beautiful voice
    Dear Jesus I never question your ways and I accept your decisions, now I ask you that when my time comes you
    let me be by my wife
    everyday that I have passed by church and thanked you on my knees I have always tried not to ask you for anything, now I ask you please to let me be with my wife Jeanine when you decide and let me once again feel
    the sun shine in my life and the night be with Jeanine and she tell me everything about heaven no matter how many centuries it takes , I want to hear every small detail coming from her and when this happens I will once
    again have a home , my wife and most of all be blessed by you
    Jeanine Catherine Childs I loved you all the years we have been together
    my love for you grew like a seed of the biggest tree ever at the beginning the seed grew and with love and
    affection and facing life together it grew more every day, we had some windy days but the tree kept on
    growing and growing and now your with God and the tree will keep on growing as I will love you for ever
    as true love never dies
    until we meet again
    your husband

  37. Dear Jesus
    Please allow Jeanine to read my letter
    I have only my faith in you that allows me to hold on and hope you will let her read my letter
    My Dear Jeanine
    I love you and miss you so much, even do I try it hurts me more and more when your happy time goes by so fast and you feel happiness in the air , we might have rainy days but the sun always shines.
    now I feel that 10 years have passed since your with Jesus and the pain is so much that I have no other option than to carry it, it is my cross and I hope I don’t carry it for a long time as I want to be with you
    I hope if someone reads this they learn from my pain and suffering and always treat everyone with love
    Now I understand what pain and stress means as before you were my sun that gave me energy to keep on
    going, your family is well and Mike went on vacation with Melanie, he was sad that you did not get a chance to meet her as he is very happy at her side
    Eddie is well and happy with Martha and traveling here and there , together and happy
    your mom is well and very sad as she misses you
    Alvaro is with me and were eating ham and cheese sandwiches since February
    I love you so much boo, My heart is with you at all times
    your husband that loves you
    Until we meet again

  38. Dear
    As time goes by when there is true love it always grow
    As well as he pain
    Now I truly understand the pain of losing your
    Wife and other people who lose their partner
    While in this world we are. To help and love one another
    Help people smile and fin happiness
    Comfort the people in pain and try. Our best to bring
    Happiness to all
    What brings more joy to us
    To buy a new plane or to help someone in need
    Who runs from violence and is alone with his family and needs to feed them
    I would without a doubt help the person who needs to
    Feed his family
    We have all been blessed and we should count our
    Blessings and help the needed
    As when we go we will know we tried to help the needed
    And they will know someone helped them
    When you help it should be always anonymous
    As bragging about helping is also not good
    True help comes from the heart and Jesus would be happy for you
    I miss my wife so much she was and will be the love of my life
    She taught me so much good and kindness
    Dear Jeanine I love you
    Until we meet again

  39. Dear Jesus
    This weekend will be Father’s Day
    And I wish you with all my love a great day
    You have Jeanine at your side and she is the best ange ever
    She will bring you happiness as she gave me all my happiness
    She is the best ever
    I love her so much
    I miss her and I can’t live without her
    Please give her a kiss on her forehead for me
    Let her know I love her so much
    Please keep me in mind with my request
    Until we meet again

  40. Dear Jesus
    Another week goes by and my Love is more and more , I miss her so much as she was all that I ever wanted in life
    my love, my companion, my friend and everything else
    everyday I woke up and I thank you for the happiness you send me with her by mi side
    I just hope one day you take me home
    as home is with you and with Jeanine as home is where your heart is and my heart is with you and with my wife
    nothing in this world can bring me happiness as to see you and Jeanine , I just cant wait to hug her and kiss her and
    talk to her
    she is all I ever wanted and needed to be happy
    until we meet again

  41. Dear
    Another week goes by and I carry my cross
    All I see now is how much more hate and evil
    Goes around
    Kindness and compassion is losing
    There is a lot of good people however now I see
    How people are and how money has taken over
    By experience how financial institutions try to collect
    Debts from the family of the deceased without even checking if they have insurance on the debt
    And how the good people that have decency try to make their best and trust people under this sad conditions
    And now come the other ones who want to overcharge
    When you are in a sad moment
    There is still good people who put a shoulder by you
    To help you and try to cheer you up and I pray that you bless all those good people
    Jeannine was full of kindness and compassion to others and she taught me to be a better person
    After you put her on life you can’t blame me for asking you to go home with you and her
    Please allow me to text her the following words
    My love Jeanine i will love for ever
    Please when I go ask Jesus permission to take my hand and guide me to him and then to you
    Until we meet again

  42. Dear
    Another day goes by and Jeanine is needed in this
    World as my loving wife who I miss with all my heart and
    As the kind and compassionate person she is
    All i read in news is people not getting along and
    Unwilling to help the needed
    Our eco system is being destroyed and one day
    Jesus is really going to get mad
    He will come as a humble person and he will see
    Who is willing to help him regardless of his color
    Race or any other issue
    We should always be kind and humble as the greatest reward we can get is to know we helped someone
    Jeanine was always willing to help
    I love her and miss her
    She is all I ever wanted
    We never desired wealth
    We were happy and worked hard to get ahead
    She was my half and I was her half
    Now I am all alone and I miss her every second
    Dear Jesus you have the best Angel by your side

  43. Dear
    I love you with all my heart and I love my wife Jeanine Catherine Childs de Macedo
    I miss her and love her
    I have learned and lived the true meaning of love
    she had kindness and compassion and she was my world
    I will love her forever waiting for my time to come and as the holy book states then I will be home
    as home is with you and with Jeanine as she has my heart and I have to get it back when I see her
    as now I am just a man that lives and his heart is with his wife he has a house and waits to go home with his wife as home is where you are and she is there with you
    I don’t know what your plans are , However I do know where my heart is and who I love
    as I go through life I can tell everyone love to the fullest and stay away from evil as there is no better
    sensation than to love and be loved
    best time in my life when I stayed home from my second job and spend a whole weekend with my Jeanine
    under a blanket having pizza most likely Lou Malanti’s half cheese and half sausage as it was her favorite and we watched 3 seasons of sex and the city that was a popular tv show
    Now that is Love we were together sharing a happy moment
    we were not wealthy however we were happy we worked together and we helped and comforted one another
    she was all my Universe and I was hers
    she was sad I was there I was sad she was there
    i always had 2 jobs trying to make the best for her and me and we hoped for a beautiful religious wedding in our home and Jesus took her
    she started Lyft once in a while so we can make a beautiful religious wedding in our home and i tell you
    having a second job was not worth it as I could have spend more time with her
    we always tried to help the needed and in my case some family members and she always encouraged me to do so
    as she reminded me constantly to be kind to others
    i just cant stop loving her
    all that i have is my faith and my love for her and these lines that i write in hope that someone will read it and
    love their other half with great love
    if you are kind to one another and help the needed without judging them because where they come their color and anything else God will Bless you as he Blessed me as I know she is with Jesus and with her father
    she truly loved her mother and her brothers we talked about them with Love she told me her memories and
    happy and sad moments and i told her mine
    i was Happy and I learned the true meaning of Love
    learn from me and love and don’t work to hard always encourage one another
    Now my reward from Jesus one day will be when he takes me home to see him and my lovely wife
    Jeanine Catherine Childs

  44. Dear
    I love you and I love Jeanine
    Macedo Potato her husband

  45. Dear
    please mention to Jeanine that I love you and her , I miss her every second and my pain grows more
    for me it is love as love never dies it goes forever in the day and night in the cold and in the warm
    love is eternal and you taught me to love
    I have loved and been loved i have been happy and now i am sad , i had a home now i have a house
    I just love my wife so much
    I know you understand as you are Jesus and you love all of us
    i have many wonderful good people that believe in you and Love that have helped me in this moment that
    you have decided it should happen
    i never question your authority i just accept it
    Dear Jesus i hope you call me home one day soon as you taught me that Love is the most beautiful gift
    you have given us
    to live without love is not possible
    please read this to Jeanine so she knows how much I love her and miss her

  46. Dear
    I love you and I love my wife Jeanine
    Every day I miss her with all my heart
    Not a second goes by that I don’t think of her
    The pain is so much
    I thank you for all your blessings and you have a plan
    It is just that love never dies and I love Jeanine
    I thank you for having her on my life as she made me
    The happiest man in the whole universe
    I just wish I did not work so much and had spend
    More time with her
    When ever you decide my time comes please know
    I am ready as I miss her
    Jeanine I love you

  47. Dear
    I love you and I love Jeanine
    you read my heart
    I will male my best to follow you as at the end
    will come my reward if I deserve it
    to be with you and my Jeanine

  48. Dear
    I love Jeanine my wife with all my heart
    words cannot express how much pain im in
    I have been given my ticket by Jesus for the train
    Hope he comes for me so I can be at home with you and my wife
    as I can not live without you and my wife

  49. Dear
    I love you and I love Jeanine
    true love never dies and I miss my Jeanine with all my heart and soul
    every second I carry my cross and my only hope is that Jesus will allow me to be with her
    once again and with his blessing I will be able to see the sun shine and to smile once again
    Love made me very happy and very sad
    nothing compares to a broken heart
    I pray to Jesus for his blessing that he may reunite me with the love of my life

  50. Dear
    I love you and I love my wife Jeanine
    Not one day goes without my love and pain
    At the same time
    In trying to live by your teachings as when my time comes and if you allow me to be by your side
    I will get to smile again and be happy as I get to be with you and my angel and wife Jeanine Catherine Childs Macedo

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