Eulogy in progress for my mother by Antoine Wainwright


Therese Quinn
Museum and Exhibition Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago
935 W. Harrison, MC 201
Chicago IL 60607

Antoine Wainwright
Menard Corr. Ctr.
P.O. Box 1000
Menard, IL 62259

Dear Ms. Quinn,

I am writing in regards to your “Call for Contributions: Mourning Lost Loved Ones”!

You mention the loss of someone dying while in prison but nothing about the loved ones we lose on the streets. The reason why I mention this is because people lose family on the street (mother, father, sister, etc) and they want to remember and honor their loved one in some way.

It can be very hard on someone in here when a loved one is lost on the streets. There is no one to really lean on in that time of need.

I know how it can be, because my mom died Dec. 12, 2016 and no one felt my pain like I did. I will always honor her by keeping her memories alive. But my question to you is, why don’t you have it both ways, the loss of loved ones in prison and on the streets.

Many people love to express their message through written words, that way it can be read over and over again and always remembered. So, I’m asking can I send you a eulogy of my mom? I do appreciate your time and consideration on this matter. I look forward to your response.

Thank you and may God continue to bless you and keep you safe!


A. Wainwright