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Elizabeth Jacobs-Burnett

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PEORIA - Elizabeth Jacobs-Burnett, 62, of Peoria, Ill., passed away at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist.

Elizabeth was born on Dec. 6, 1951, in Chicago to Willie Sr. and Katie Margurite (Donel) Jacobs. Elizabeth graduated from Manual High School. Elizabeth married Larry S. Burnett, and he preceded her in death.

Elizabeth is survived by two sons, Larry (Amy) Burnett of Palatine, Ill., and Gregory Burnett of Chicago; one daughter, Monica (Larry) Burnett-Dries of Peoria; three brothers, Charles (Violet) Burns of Chicago and Willie B. (Brenda) Jacobs Jr. and Roger (Pat) Jacobs, both of Peoria; two sisters, Sheila McGoy and Sharon Jacobs-Taylor, both of Peoria; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Elisha Burnett; and one sister, Lender Wilkinson.

Elizabeth received her associate degree from Midstate College.

She was an executive secretary with the Omaha, Nebraska, Urban League.

Elizabeth was a member of New Morning Star M.B. Church, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, with a visitation one hour prior, beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Cleveland Thomas Sr. will officiate. Elizabeth will be laid to rest at Springdale Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at simonsmortuary.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 10 to July 11, 2014
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