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Rev. Mahone celebrates final service at Brown Chapel

9/29/2014, 8:39 a.m.
The minister is retiring after a career of more than 40 years, 33 years of which were served at the ...
The Rev. Lishers Mahone smiles Sunday during his final service as pastor of Brown Chapel AME Church in Joliet. Photo by Wayne McNair

The Rev. Lishers Mahone, pastor of Brown Chapel AME Church in Joliet since 1981, celebrated his retirement with a final service Sunday.

These photos and videos capture the bittersweet happiness of the pastor, his wife and family, and the parishioners of his Mills Road church.

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Rev. Mahone's last service, Video 1

Video shot by Wayne McNair

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Rev. Mahone's last service, Video 2

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Rev. Mahone's last service, Video 3

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Rev. Mahone's last service, Video 4

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