Norma Jean Jackson
April 22, 1937 – May 6, 2019
Norma Jean (Landfried) Jackson of Glen Carbon, IL, loving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed, passed away on May 6, 2019, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL. Norma was born in Jamestown, Illinois, on April 22, 1937, and lived many years in Granite City, Illinois, Ft. Myers, Florida, Edwardsville, and before living at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, lived in Swansea, Illinois.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Jackson, her sister Patricia Landfried Jordan White, her mother and father Rose M. and Hollie G. Landfried, her cousins Art and Louise Kern, Larry Kern, Jim Landfried, and Elizabeth Landfried Brown.
Survivors include three children, daughter Janice Jackson and mate Earl Morris of St. Louis, son James Jackson (wife Diane) of Edwardsville, and daughter Jeanne Cotter (husband Mark) of Edwardsville, as well as four grandchildren, Derek Jackson of Maryville, Michael Cotter of Edwardsville, Mallory Cotter of Creve Coeur, and Gabriel Jackson of St. Louis, sister Joan Landfried Lemon (husband Joseph), eight nephews, one niece, and three cousins.
Norma was a native of Illinois and moved to Florida in 1982 and returned to Illinois in 1994, then retired in 1998 from the VA Hospital in St. Louis where she finished her career as an x-ray technician. She was active in Toastmasters, a member of Decorative Artists of Southwest Florida (DASF), Lincoln Trail Decorative Artists (LTDA), and Artistic Friends in St. Louis, deacon with First United Presbyterian Church, Collinsville Camera Club member, G.R.O.W. member in Edwardsville, Heartland Hospice volunteer, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) volunteer. She leaves a legacy of love for family and friends. Norma had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. She won the "Friendliest in Class" (1954) at Pinckneyville High School and continued her friendly nature throughout her life.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life at First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, Illinois, on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. and her ashes will be interred with her husband Jim in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Edwardsville at a later date with immediate family presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church.
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Norma Jean Jackson
Bob & Ina Mae Ponce
May 14, 2019
So sorry to hear this news. Hugs and prayers for all of you 🙏🙏😘
May 14, 2019
I have been blessed with Norma's friendship over the past 34 years and she has and always will hold a special place in my heart. She was a source of inspiration and always a good listener. She was there for me during many challenges in my life and I have loved her dearly. She put God and her family first, and how she loved them!!! I feel a closeness to all of her children and grandchildren, as Norma shared countless sweet stories about you during our painting sessions together. I am so thankful for the friendship we shared and please know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers always. Although I am deeply saddened to say goodbye, I am joyful in the knowledge that Norma is in the loving arms of Jesus in heaven!
May 13, 2019
I won’t be in town for the service but my friend will be dearly missed. We had great times together before Sonnenberg YMCA closed. She had a way of always making me and those around her smile!
May 9, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Norma. She gave me so much comfort when I lost my husband and mother... I wish I could give the family comfort knowing how kind she was to me and so many others.
We painted together and had many laughs! She even carried from Florida to Illinois baby clothes I had gathered for my daughter ,who lived in her town !! They had a "baby shower" in her driveway !!!!
I am sure her smiles reached many people...................
I will miss our phone conversations !!!
My deepest sympathy