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Alumni Obituary – Jeffrey Louis Jackson

Jeffery Louis JacksonJeffrey Louis “Lil Jeff” Jackson, Jr., (CC’14) was born on March 12, 1991, in Chicago, IL. He was the oldest of three born to Jeffrey Louis Jackson SR. and Donja Marie Jackson. On April 14, 2023 Jeff went home to be with the Lord. Jeff graduated from Proviso West High School and continued his education at Morton and Central Christian College. Jeff love sports, but his passion and favorite was basket- ball. He played basketball from elementary through college and every chance he got he played 2K. Jeff had various job roles, his latest being a delivery driver for Amazon. He knew he didn’t want to work a 9-5 forever, always was an entrepreneur at heart. He wanted to start his own business which he did, called Bon Appetit. Jeff had big dreams, a huge personality, was very creative and had so many “OUT OF THE BOX” ideas. At every event he was the life of the party and he loved to dance, especially with his sister Janae. Till this day he loved playing basketball with his friends and even joined teams where he played in leagues. He always competed against his sister Jasmine and saying his shot was better than hers. He love to scare his Dad and always kissing his Mom on the cheeks and joking around with his family. His greatest joy was when his daughter Journee was born, he thought the world of her. She has those big pretty eyes like him that would light up the room. She love her daddy and so did everyone who knew him. He will be truly missed.

Jeffrey Louis Jackson JR. leaves to cherish his memory, his loving daughter Journee Aire Jackson, his parents Jeffrey and Donja Jackson, two sisters Jasmine and Janae Jackson, three brothers/cousins Andrew(Lovetta) Barbee, Johnny Hicks III, and Calvin Massey JR., Grandfather Johnnie (Barbara) Hicks SR., Five aunts Cynthia (Ples) Patterson, Ronnetta Smith, Rosie (Paul) Greer, Sameena (Michael) Tesseneer, Rejeannda (Jeremy) Robinson. Five uncles Reginald (Cassandra) Jackson, Anthony Hicks, Denaro (Yanira) Smith, Paul Harris and Dominique Smith. God Father Lyles Nettles, Loving companion Jameice Phipps, best friend Dionta (Sharnise) Moore and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his two grand mothers Jimmie Lou Jackson and Carrie Sue Smith, one grandfather O.J. Jackson, two uncles Johnny Jackson and Johnny Hicks JR., and one aunt Annette Barbee.

Tony Romero, Men’s Basketball Coach, on Jeff’s passing:

He was a great team mate and friend to many while at CCCK.  Jeff had one of the biggest smiles and great charisma to him . . . Please join me in praying for Jeff’s family during this time.

The service was held on April 29, 2023 at Miracle Revival Cathedral 2010 St. Charles Road Maywood, IL. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jeffery Louis Jackson, please visit the floral store.



Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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