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Joan Mirabai 1933-2020

Gretta “Joan” Mirabai (nee’ Mason) passed away in Decatur, IL on August 29, 2020 at the age of 87 in the company of her family.

Joan was born in April of 1933 in Toronto, Canada to Lindsay and Dorothy Mason. She moved to the United States in the 1950s, where she married Bill Meyers and raised four children in Chicago. She was heavily involved in the lives of her children as well as the schools they attended.

A woman of charisma, humor, and leadership, her most important quality was her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She became a child of God in 1960 when she received Christ as her Lord and Savior. Through faith in Him, she took seriously the purpose of sharing the gospel with others, and often sought to connect with anyone and everyone to share the good news that is a redeemed relationship with God.

Joan is survived by her four children, Russell Meyers, Randy (Donna) Meyers, Mark (Kim) Meyers, and Dianna (Jim) Firak. Also her ten grandchildren, Justin (Liz) Meyers, Laura (Uriel) De La Rosa, Gary (Liz) Firak, Amy (Scott) Hall, Sarah (Jason) Janes, Matthew (Michelle) Firak, Benjamin Meyers, Christina Meyers, Jodie (Brandon Arroyo) Firak, and Erik Meyers. And her great grandchildren, Evelyn, Noah, Caiden, Naomi, Milo, Bennett, Atticus, Josefina, Grace, and Augustino.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis Mirabai.

A Family-led Memorial Service is scheduled for October 17, 2020 at Riverside Baptist Church in Decatur, Illinois. Visitation with the family will be at 10am with the service following at 11am. Joan is remembered fondly by all who knew her by her laugh, her love of the Lord, and her ceaseless prayer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Inner City Impact @ icichicago.org, an organization that was very dear to Joan’s heart.

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