Willie Lee Jackson

October 12, 1938September 10, 2020

Willie L Jackson (81) , of Rockford, IL departed this earthly life, Thursday, September 10, 2020 in his home after a long illness. He was born October 12, 1938 to Jessie Sr. and Annie Mae Jackson in Claiborne County, MS. He attended school in Mississippi and relocated to Chicago in 1960.

Willie enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing Dominoes. Fishing was his favorite past time. He loved to fish for family cookouts and church picnics.

Willie was an active church member at Kishwaukee Church of Christ, where he participated in Bible Studies, a song leader and the record keeper of the needed purchases for the congregation. He later transferred his membership to Westside Church of Christ, where he remained an active, faithful member until his illness overcame him. His favorite scripture was John 1:1-5.

Willie leaves to cherish many loving memories; his wife; Tonya, Son; Willie A. Jackson, Three (3) Daughters; Yvonne Jackson, Karen Jackson and LaVetta Mitchell, Seven(7) sisters; Ethel Larkin, Janie (Willie) Overton, Helen Webb, Pearl (Don) Harper, Marie (JD) Melton of Chicago, IL, Annie Ransom of Leland, MS and Virgia (Jessie) Tisdale of Atlanta, GA; Three (3) brothers; Jesse Jackson Jr. of Chicago, IL, Earl (Sylvia) Jackson of Austin, TX and Joseph (Sandy) Jackson of Clewiston, FL; Eight (8) Grandchildren, 10 Great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and truly devoted friends

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother; James Jackson of Clewiston, FL, a sister, Mary King of Chicago, IL, a daughter, Cynthia Lynn Jackson-Jones of Chicago, IL., Special friends; Shirley Williams, Sister in Christ, Lawrence Daniel, Anthony Foreman and Bro. Roy Carter (may he rest in peace).

Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 1 p.m. until time of service. Entombment following services in Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel of Love. To share a memory or condolence


  • Charles Brumley
  • Keith Campbell
  • Allen Jackson
  • Louis Jones
  • Toney Williams
  • Pierre Jackson
  • Jessie Jackson Jr. , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joseph Jackson , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Earl Jackson , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Shawn King, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Danny Williams , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Thomas , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dewayne Thomas , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael King, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Walk Through Visitation

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Willie Lee Jackson

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Vanessa Griffin Young

September 22, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss...Your family is in my prayers.. Stay strong! 🙏❤️

allen jackson

September 18, 2020

Uncle Willie , you were my uncle, my big brother but most important you were my friend. You will truly be missed. I really appreciate all the wisdom and knowledge you shared with me. As you and I always said, "Everything belongs to the Lord." I will continue to live and do right, one day we will meet again. You have completed your course and you won your race. Sit down oh faithful servant and rest a little while. See you in paradise, Love Al "Dog."


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