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Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

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

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.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I am a distant cousin. My mother, Ruth Arnette Avaritt was a first cousin to Emily’s father. Emily and I spent time together as young teens. I am Gail Avaritt Morgan. Please accept my condolences and know an old friend will be thinking of you.

    Posted by: Gail Morgan – Murfreesboro, TN – Family Jun 06, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Sending condolences, having met Emily through water aerobics, a very nice lady.

    Posted by: Linda K Florreich Jun 07, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    Chris and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with

    Posted by: Gerald and Cynthia Pate – Middleburg, FL – Coworker Jun 07, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Barry and family: Sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Cheryl Sauerhage Teel – Du Quoin, IL – Friend Jun 07, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    Barry and family, so sorry for your loss of Emily. I know we have not talked or seen you lately but remember when the kids were in school together and talking with Emily. Prayers for all of you.

    Posted by: Barbara and John Sahrhage – Baldwin, IL – Friend Jun 07, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    Chris and family-
    With deepest sympathy and continued prayers from Holy Family Parish staff, parishioners and the Ministry of Consolation.

    Posted by: Pam Campbell – Jacksonville, FL Jun 07, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Barry. I have many good memories of Emily when our children were young.

    Posted by: Carol and Konnie Pirtle – Sparta, IL – Family Friend Jun 07, 2017

  8. Administrator says:


    I am part of women’s CHRP 9 @ Holy Family. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. May she rest in peace.

    Your sister in Christ,

    Posted by: Marianne Ryan – Jacksonville, FL – Friend Jun 08, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    Dear CRHP brother, receive my condolences
    Lorena from women’s CRHP 5

    Posted by: Lorena Valencia Di Donato – Jacksonville, FL – Significant Other Jun 08, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    Extending my Deepest Sympathy.

    Posted by: Rachel (Bahre) Chapman – Waterloo, IL – Friend Jun 08, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    Emily was an amazing woman and I am so honored I was able to take part in her care. She will always be loved and missed by us at Three Springs Lodge!

    Posted by: Bayleigh Hahn – Chester, IL – Friend Jun 08, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    Barry, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Emily. I enjoyed getting to visit with you recently at Cedarhurst. Please pass on my condolences to Chris and Rob.

    Posted by: Dorothy Heuman – Sparta, IL – Friend Jun 11, 2017

  13. Administrator says:

    My family lived in the same neighborhood with Emily Jane’s family in Columbia, TN. We went through school together. So sorry to hear of her passing. God be with you during this time.

    Posted by: Janice Fann – Columbia, TN – friend Jul 26, 2017

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