DIANE JACKSON, 62 ROCKFORD - Diane Jackson, 62, of Rockford, IL passed away peacefully on October 18th, 2013, at home. She was born September 9, 1951, to Joe and Nancy Horton. Diane was united in marriage to Allan Jackson on November 6, 1976, sharing 34 glorious years of matrimony. She graduated from Rockford West High School in 1969. She was a dedicated employee of General Motors Corp. for more than 30 years before retiring. Diane loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She loved cooking, and watching soap operas. She is survived by two daughters, Kelli and Karin Jackson of Atlanta, GA; stepchildren, James Wright, Demetria Wright and Anthony Wright of Rockford, and Michelle Jackson of Chicago, IL; four grandchildren, Shantia Smith, Jasmine and Trey Tell and Javen Jackson, all of Atlanta; brother, Dennis Horton of Rockford, IL; sister, Denise West-Malveaux of Houston, TX; nephew, Rahim West of Miami, FL; niece, Naima West of Houston, TX; special cousins, Ronald (Peggy) Stephens of Rockford, IL and George (Shirley) Stephens of Houston, TX; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Allan and parents, Joe and Nancy. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at Collins & Stone Funeral Home, 128 S. Fifth Street, with Minister Carl Hanserd officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Collins & Stone Funeral Home.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2013