Emily Jane, nee Hogwood, Jackson, 70, of Sparta, IL; born December 3, 1946 in Nashville, TN; passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, IL.
Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker. She was a teacher’s aide at Sparta Lincoln School. Emily enjoyed sewing and playing tennis. She loved going on family campouts. She taught vacation bible school for many years and was a Cub Scout den mother. Above all Emily was a very devoted and loving wife and mother.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Robert and Ruth, nee Miller, Hogwood. One sister – Carol Weatherspoon.
She is survived by her husband – Barry Jackson whom she married on August 27, 1966 in Columbia, TN. Her sons – Christopher (Roxanne) Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; Robert (Talia) Jackson of Minneapolis, MN. Her grandsons – Nadav and Etai. One brother-in-law – Douglas Weatherspoon of Decatur, AL. One niece – Laura Pannell. One nephew – Todd Weatherspoon.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to Impack, a local youth and social service organization.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.
Burial: Interment will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.