Paul Edward Lesure was born on December 14, 1992, to the union of Louis & Alice Lesure at St.Therese Hospital in Waukegan, IL. Paul was a big bouncy baby boy born at 8 pounds and he was so full of love and smiles.
During his childhood there was never a dull moment with Paul, affectionately known as Paul Edward or Pauly Wally. Paul confessed his hope and belief in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Emeritus B. J. Gaston. Paul enjoyed learning taekwondo, spending time with family, playing jokes, but most of all he loved to cook and eat. Don’t forget Paul loved wearing his cowboy boots and had some
mean dance moves that he claimed were smooth like James Brown and he could also sing.
He attended Elmwood Elementary, East Elementary, Central Jr High, and Zion Benton Township High School and graduated in 2011. Paul worked at numerous places spreading his joyous smile and laughter. The job he enjoyed most was caring for special needs individuals. He would cook for them and most of all he enjoyed sharing jokes with them because he knew they would laugh! Paul’s most favorite pastime was watching Gordon Ramsey and learning to play drums. Paul was a people person and wanted to make sure that you laughed, smiled, or enjoyed your time with him.
Paul was preceded in death by his father Louis Lesure, his paternal grandparents M.L. and Alberta Holden, paternal aunt Ruthie Brightwell, his maternal grandmother Margaret Pickett, and maternal grandparents McKinley and Katherine Kennedy-O’Geese.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Alice O’Geese-Lesure; his sisters LaToshya O’Geese, Toni Leonard, Cynthia Lesure, Sharon (Daniel) Wilcox, and Delores Lesure; two brothers Robert Manning and Kevin (Lisa) Lesure of Texas. He also leaves to cherish his memory, his nephew/brother Amari Dailey and his niece he affectionately called his monkey, Madison Manning. Paul additionally leaves to cherish his memory, his godparents, his god-sisters, and brothers. A host of close family, cousins, and friends.
We thank God for the life of Paul Edward Lesure, as he affectionately called himself Solo Polo.