Blake Sullivan — Bonnie, IL

Blake Sullivan, age 53, of Bonnie, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at his mother’s home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Brandon Houseworth officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery East of Akin. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Leffler Funeral Home.

Due to Health Concerns related to COVID-19: Visitation and Funeral services are limited to 50 people at one time; facial coverings are required; and social distancing should be observed. If you are sick, please stay at home.

Blake was born on March 7, 1967 in Benton; the son of Melvin Sullivan and Pam (Morgan) Sullivan.

He was a graduate of BCHS Class of 1985. He served his country in the U.S. Army, and he was a construction worker.

Blake was an avid sports fan, enjoyed music, playing strat-o-matic baseball; but most of all enjoyed spending time with his daughters and granddaughter.

Surviving is his loving mother Pam Tippitt and husband John of Bonnie; his father Melvin Sullivan and wife Linda of West City; three daughters Chelsea Sullivan and fiancée Matt Johnson of Wheaton, IL, Paige Sullivan of Royalton, Peighton Sullivan of Benton; a great-granddaughter Hadley Blake Sullivan; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Floyd Morgan and Patsy Connor; and his paternal grandparents Howard and Bertha Sullivan.

Memorial contributions in memory of Blake, may be made to the ALS Association, and will be accepted at the funeral home, or if donor’s wish to give electronically at

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