Judith Ann Jackson

November 18, 1941January 7, 2021

PEORIA ~ Judith Ann Jackson, 79, of Peoria, went to be with her Heavenly Father at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2021 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria.

Born November 18, 1941 in Marion to Clarence and Maude (Davis) Thomas, she married William Jackson, Sr. on June 27, 1962 in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, William Jackson, Jr. of Morton, Carrie Lee Jackson of Pekin and Victoria Kathleen Dreifuerst of Peoria; three grandchildren, Jessica Murphy of Pekin, Chris Murphy of Manito and Jacob Dreifuerst of Bartonville; five great-grandchildren, Braden Cease, Sammy and Nolan Murphy, Jackson and Alexander Dreifuerst and two siblings, Pam Harmon of Nevada and Patricia (Jack) Brisbin, both of Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant sister, Carol Jean.

A homemaker, Judith had also worked as the head secretary at Western Southern Life Insurance Co. in Peoria for several years.

Judith was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who put her family first. She will be greatly missed by all those how knew her.

She attended Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria since attending high school. She served, as the secretary for the Special Needs Dept. Judith was very instrumental in every aspect while involved with the department. She loved teaching and helping people to understand about Jesus. Judith was an example of what she taught and believed.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory, 500 North 4th Street in Pekin. Pastor Lyle Sutton and Steve Brisbin will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home, where guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing of masks will be followed. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be given to EP!C, 1913 West Townline Road, Peoria, Illinois 61615 or Life Points, 2125 Veterans Road, Morton, Illinois 61550.

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sandy Owsley

January 13, 2021

Judy was in the room across from my sister Linda Stevenson at Hallmark Nursing Home , she was such a sweet person
My sister passed a year ago last August and Judy's daughters came to her celebration of life
My thoughts and prayers are with Judy's family. Her daughters were so nice and one decorated my sisters room with butterflies and Jesus sayings.I appreciated what she did .
I am so sorry for your loss R.I.P. Judy

Vicki Mann

January 10, 2021

Judy was a dear cousin and I will miss her. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. Tom and I are thinking of and praying for you all. Sure do love my Peoria cousins! Love, Tom and Vicki Mann

Jennie Streitmiller

January 10, 2021

Bill, Billy, Carrie, and Vicki and all who loved her , I am so very sorry for your loss. My memories of your wife/mom/grandma/aunt are all so good. She was an absolute gem. Full of energy, positivity and fun! I’m praying your memories will bring you much comfort in the difficult days ahead.
Love- Jennie (Jefferson) Streitmiller

Kimberly Petersen

January 9, 2021

My heartfelt Sympathy to you Carrie & Vickie. You had a Wonderful Mother whom I will never forget . She taught me how to make her famous meatloaf. And was always glad to see me. Im glad she is at peace.