Barbara L. Jackson, 69, of Morrisonville, passed away at 8:04 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Barbara was born July 8, 1951 in Decatur. She married James Jackson in 1985, and he preceded her in death in 2005. Barbara worked for Bell’s Jewelry in Decatur for over 20 years, and she was a member of the Morrisonville Village Board. She adored her two dogs, Priscilla and Penelope, and she loved working in her yard. Barbara’s greatest joy was spending time with her family.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, James C. Hensley.
Barbara 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 2 great grandchildren.
Barbara will be cremated, and no public ceremonies will be held.
Memorial contributions 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.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546 with arrangements.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
The Matthew Project
622 S. 8th Street, Springfield IL 62703