1926 - 2016

Alice Mae Jackson, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.

Born Aug. 24, 1926, in Pekin to John W. and Lula Hoyle Gensel. She married Manuel F. Jackson Feb. 16, 1945, in Pekin. He died Jan. 24, 2006, in Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one great-granddaughter, one brother and one infant sister.

Surviving are two daughters, Marcia (Russell) Lindahl of Pekin and Paulette (James) Cooley of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Aleigh) Stauffer of Flower Mound, Texas, Michael (Denise) Stauffer and Marcella (John) Wickiser, both of Pekin, Jodi (Mark) Hasler of East Peoria, Chad Robinson of Towanda, Kelli (Matthew) McDaniel of Havana and Todd Robinson of Bloomington; 11 great-grandchildren, Casey, Jesse, Carli, Ellie and Amber Stauffer, Alice and Mary Wickiser, Cody Stum, Cole and Kayla McDaniel and Alex Robinson; and one great-great-grandson, Jaiden Ramey.

A homemaker, Alice was dedicated to her family, to her church and to her Lord. She was a very loving and generous woman and loved reading her Bible and praying.

Alice was a charter member of Pekin Bible Church and had attended the church since its beginning in 1933. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and was active in the church’s Mary Martha Circle, along with accompanying her husband as they visited the sick and homebound.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Chad D. Nightingale will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Bible Church, 2405 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554 or Peoria Rescue Ministries, 601 SW Adams St., Peoria, IL 61602.

To offer condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.