June 27, 1931 ~ March 9, 2021
Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Los Angeles, California
Celebration of Life
Mrs. Elaine Jean Montgomery (June 27, 1931-March 9, 2021)
Mrs. Elaine Montgomery was born June 27, 1931 in Chicago, IL. She was the third of eight children born to the union of the late Theodore and Isadora (Taylor) Harbin.
Elaine graduated from Marshall High School in June 1948. She attended and graduated nursing school as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1949. Several years later she met her husband Jerome Jew Montgomery and was united in Holy Matrimony on February 6, 1954. From this union she had 8 children.
Elaine was baptized at an early age; she later rededicated her life to God embracing the Christian denomination of Jehovah Witnesses and was re-baptized in 1962, at the age of 31. It is through her studies of this faith that she learned and looked forward to an earthly resurrection.
Elaine worked several years part time at Kenwood Academy High School, however her full time job was being a loving mother and wife; raising eight children and taking care of her husband.
Elaine Jean Montgomery passed peacefully from her earthly home, and looked forward being to be resurrected to an earthly paradise on Tuesday March 9, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome Jew Montgomery, two children Sharon and Anthony Montgomery and four grandchildren Montreal & Travail Montgomery, Kashawn & Terrence Tanner, her parents, three sisters, Wanda (Nickelson); Juanita (Jackson); Beverly (Jenkins) and three brothers, Theodore, Lawrence and Don Harbrin.
Elaine is survived by one brother Leonard Harbin of Hillside, IL; five daughters, Janet Montgomery of Chicago, IL; Debrorah Montgomery (Eric)-Onuoha of Los Angeles, Ca; Stephanie Montgomery-Tanner of Dayton, Ohio; Gloria Montgomery-Johnson and (William) Johnson of Dolton, IL; Brigitte Montgomery of Hazel Crest, IL; and one son Lawrence and (Zonnia) Montgomery of Loma Linda, Ca. Surrogate mother to Theoran (Sonya) Spencer.
Elaine has sixteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of niece and nephews.