Services for Ms. Janie Jackson, 89, were held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Liberty United Methodist Church in Collinsville, MS.,  with Rev. Steven Owen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. New Haven Memorial Funeral Home were in charge of the final arrangements.

Janie Mae Haynes Jackson was born Tuesday, September 27, 1927 to Samuel Haynes and Edna McKenny Haynes in Centreville, Wilkinson County, MS.

She confessed hope in Jesus Christ at an early age, and joined Centreville Baptist Church in Centreville, MS.  After moving to Peoria, Peoria County, IL she joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

She married Matthew Jackson, the son of Anthony Jackson and Viola Jackson, who was also a native of Centreville, MS.  Nine children, eight daughters and one son, were born to their union.  She was a homemaker.

In 1957, the Jackson Family moved to Chicago, Cook County, IL.  In 2003, she moved from Peoria, IL to Liberty Community in Collinsville, Kemper County, MS.

She departed her earthly life on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at her residence in Collinsville, MS.

Her husband, Matthew Jackson; a daughter, Jeanette Richardson; father, Samuel Haynes; mother, Edna McKenny Haynes Gedra; stepfather, Emerson Gerda; a sister, Rosa Lee Haynes Douglas; and special maternal grandmother, Lula McKenny, preceded her in death.

Survivors are:  eight children – seven daughters, Mildred Health and Johnnie M. Gardner, both of Chicago, IL; Edna Pollock (Freeman) of Collinsville, MS; Beverly Silas of Oak Lawn, IL; Ola M. Agyei of Plainfield, IL; Deloris Jackson of Peoria, IL; and Brenda Kay Jackson of Philadelphia, MS; one son, Earnest Jackson of Miami, FL; nineteen grandchildren; forty-eight great grandchildren; thirty-seven great great grandchildren; a special niece, Kathleen Lee of Centreville, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.