Andrew Bobo was born on December 24, 1926, to the late James and Roseanna Bobo in Saltillo, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ivory Bobo, son James A. Bobo, and sister Dorothy Malone.
He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1945 to pursue his dream of living in the big city. He joined the United States Army and served in the Korean War where he received an honorable discharge.
He married Ivory (Hogue) Bobo in 1960 and to that union two children, James Bobo and LaTonya Bobo (McGill) were born.
He retired from the City of Chicago and relocated to South Bend, Indiana in 1993. He began his second career working for the City of South Bend at the Century Center and retired for the second time after 10 years of service. Andrew was affectionately known to all family and friends as Uncle Bobo or Uncle B. He believed in hard work and never giving up despite the many obstacles we face in life. His famous saying was “I might have given out but I’m not going to give up”.
He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Lenora Anderson who cared for him tirelessly during his illness; two daughters: LaTonya (Lee) McGill, Des Moines, Iowa, and Deborah (Tevester) Brown, Chicago, Illinois; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and host of nieces and nephews; also, his loving special friend, Rose Ivory.
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