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Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7750 West Cermak Road, Forest Park, IL

OBITUARY

Mary Lou Jackson

April 3, 1942May 15, 2020
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Mary Lou Jackson passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2020. She was born in Grundy, Virginia on April 3, 1942 to John and Florence Stiltner. She lived in that coal mining town until relocating to Chicago in the mid 60’s. Even though she moved north decades ago, she never lost that southern accent, an attribute most people found charming and would always comment on.

Mary loved to go fishing and did so for many, years. She liked country music ranging from the late 50s to the late 90s. She spent many weekends playing bingo. Winning was good, but she enjoyed just playing. She enjoyed watching her soap opera, “Days of Our Lives”, watching it from the first episode. She later enjoyed watching bull riding on TV. She also enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and later great grandchildren.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents and brothers John Stiltner, Sam Stiltner, Harold Stiltner, Charles Stiltner and sister, Nellie Rose.

Mary is survived by her children, Julie (Robert) Kopacz, Larry Coleman, Richard Jackson, and Elizabeth (John) Morset. Sisters, Helen Looney, Lula Belle Cooper and brothers, Edward Stiltner, Ralph Stiltner. Grandchildren, Christopher (Anne) Kopacz, Megan (Bryan) Rasche, Joseph Jackson, Jessica Morset, Kyle Coleman, Eric Morset. And great grandchildren, Alexandria Jackson, Caroline Kopacz, Bryce Rasche, Josephine Kopacz.

Due to current restrictions on gatherings, services are private. Arrangements by Woodlawn Funeral Home Forest Park, IL (708) 442-8500 or www.woodlawnchicago.com

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Elissa Quiles

May 23, 2020

I remember meeting her when Liz and I were little. I think it was 40 years ago.... Lol wow how time flies. Mrs. Jackson was so sweet and very funny. She welcomed me to her home and she was a seriously wicked person. My love to you all... I know how you are feeling and wish I could hug all of you! In the name of the Father, the Son.... And the Holy Spirit.... Amen. 💯💜🥰💯💜🥰💯

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