Biography of Joan Elizabeth Jacobs Jackson (1927 – 2021) Decatur Herald & Review

Joan Elizabeth Jacobs Jackson

March 29, 1927 – July 18, 2021

Dictator – Dictator, EL Joan Jacob Jackson passed away on July 18, 2021 at the age of 94. Joan Marville 29 and 1927 were born in Merville and Juanta Jacobs. She grew up on a farm in Elwin, Illinois. She was preceded in death by three brothers and sisters – Cretan Jane, Marville (Jake), Junior, and Richard (Dick). The visit will take place from 10:00 to 11:00, Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the State New Day Community Church. Funeral services will be presided over by Pastor Bruce James at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Jacob’s chicken supper follows.

She attended a classroom across the street and the Elwin Methodist Church. A.D. Graduating from Macon High School in 1944, she married her high school sweetheart, James (Peak), in 1945. He passed away in 2004 and was married for 59 years. They are blessed with two sons – Mowwaka and Randy (Joyce) and Stephen (Robin). He leaves behind four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren in Charleston, IL. Aaron (Jamie Joe) and their daughters Ariye and Lexi Virginia Beach Va. Abigail (RJ) Vanderwerf and Tuscola’s son Abraham “Brahm”, Sam Jackson (Kite) and their son Grant and Isaac Jackson Charleston L. She is survived by two in-laws: Bonnie Jacobs and Joyce Jackson; Three-step grandchildren and great-grandparents: grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her passion for adventure and learning leads her to be a happy leader, a beautician, a World Book Encyclopedia sales manager, a wedding cake baker, a biographer, a master gardener, a real estate broker and a city host.

During her retirement, she enjoys digging deep into the ground. After completing horticultural courses at Richland and Master’s Vegetation Courses, she volunteered to serve on the Court Grass, Central Park and Richland College Vegetation Department, and at the Kondo Association where she lives.

She wrote a short book on the life of each member of the family. She enjoys playing the piano, dancing, decorating the Albanian area, making greeting cards, studying the Bible, and feeding people. Mom was blessed with a lot of energy and knew she would use it to benefit others. What she misses!

Funerals and memories can be shared with the family you care for at Binglinger and Earl Funeral Home at

Published by the Dictator Herald and Review on July 21, 2021.

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