Barbara L. Jackson, 69


Barbara L. Jackson, 69, of Morrisonville, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at 8:04 a.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

No public ceremonies will be held. She will be cremated. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville is assisting the family.

Mrs. Jackson was born July 8, 1951, in Decatur. She married James Jackson in 1985, and he preceded her in death in 2005. 

She worked for Bell’s Jewelry in Decatur for over 20 years, and was a member of the Morrisonville Village Board. She adored her two dogs, Priscilla and Penelope, and she loved working in the yard. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Bradley Long of Decatur; daughter, Leilani (husband Brian) Muhr of Charleston; grandchildren, Samantha Muhr, Kylie Muhr, Brion Long, Cooper Jackson and Devon Kramer; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, James C. Hensley.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the Matthew Project (for the education of homeless children in Springfield), 622 S. 8th Street, Springfield, IL 62703.

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