Anne Nathan Jackson, nee Johns

Anne Nathan (Johns) Jackson entered into life on February 8th, 1940 in the small town of Brundidge, Alabama to the late Oscar and Victoria Johns. Anne had three brothers Jeff, Bud, Joseph, two sisters Inez and Mary, husband James E. Jackson and youngest son André Adams all preceded her in death. She and her siblings lost their father early in life but had a God-fearing mother to raise them. During her youth, Anne’s mother, Victoria fell ill which resulted in she and her siblings residing with family members from time to time in Alabama.

Anne accepted Christ at the tender age of 12 and was added to The Church of Christ. Anne loved the idea of spreading God’s word and that’s what she did. Anne attended and graduated from D.A. Smith High School in Alabama in 1959. In 1960 Anne moved to Connecticut and work as an indentured servant, what a different world for her. After a short period Anne return to Alabama and married George Adams and moved to Chicago Illinois. From this Union three children were born Anthony George Adams, Traci Nannette Adams and Andre Adams. While in Chicago Anne had a stent of jobs, from Montgomery Ward’s, The McCormick Place as security and, finally Cook County Hospital. In the early 70s Anne met and married James E. Jackson and from this Union Kimberly Lenora Jackson Mitchell was born.

Those who knew Anne knew that she always had an entrepreneurial mind. She was always encouraging and enlightening those that she came in touch with. Miss Anne, as affectionately called, definitely spoke her mind whether you asked for it or not, lending good sound advice. God gave her a gift for gab and she could literally talk for hours. She loved laughing, but when it was time for business she was the one to get things done. In the late 70s Anne partnered with co-worker and husband James to open up a pizza place named Pizza Kingdom located on the Eastside of Chicago. The business flourished for years but due to unfortunate circumstances Anne returned to Cook County Hospital where she retired from over 30 years of dedicated service. After retirement Anne felt that she needed to fill a void because she knew nothing but work from such an early age. So she worked at UPS and then worked at Sundberg until her decline in health. Anne always wondered what her purpose was in life but in the end she realized it was to share the word of God to whomever she came in contact with. Miss Anne inspired so many in life and taught to never give up and to always stay with the Lord. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives.

Anne was called To Glory on January 28, 2019 and leaves to cherish one son Anthony George Adams (Chicago, Illinois) two daughters Traci N. Adams (Chicago, Illinois) Kimberly L. Mitchell (Brookfield, Illinois husband Albert) six grandchildren: Danielle M. Adams (Tennessee), NoeLoni V. Adams (Mesquite, Texas) Quintel A. Adams, Olivia D. Mitchell, Anne-Marie C. Mitchell and Nevaeh L. Mitchell, two great-grandchildren Mercutío I. Adams and YeXunii L. Adams a special niece Denise McMillan (Cincinnati, Ohio husband Terry and family) and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and church family

Lying in State Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10 A.M. to Time of Service 11 A.M. at Naperville Church of Christ, 2035 East 75th Street, Naperville, IL 60565.
Interment Private.
Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.
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  1. David A. Brantford condolence:

    I am so blessed to say that I knew Sis. Jackson for many decades as a member of the body of Christ. She was a constant encourager of my service to our congregation, and to my wife and son. In her later years, she would always relate to me how she was “keeping the faith.” On that special day, may she be granted eternal life with God and our Lord and Savior. God bless the Jackson family during this period.

  2. Renee West condolence:

    Such a positive and generous person to be around. Always with a kind word and encouragement. I thank God for knowing you. And your wonderful family. Be blessed Family I Love you guys with all of my Heart. Renee

  3. Sharon Lewis condolence:

    I work with Al Mitchell had the pleasure of meeting his mother in law and such a beautiful kind woman. My prayers are with your family. Kim stay strong

  4. Sharon Lewis condolence:

    I had the pleasure of meeting your mother when you two took the train at a station i was working such a kind sweet woman Kim stay strong my deepest condolences i will keep you and your family uplifted in prayer

  5. Emily Mitchell Williams condolence:

    Kim and Al you have my deepest sympathy.
    Ms.Jackson storm is over.No more sorrow no more pain.She have earned her wings and heaven bound.
    May we all met her in The Rapture
    Be Encouraged My Family

  6. Joan condolence:

    My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, Ann,and may you find hope and comfort in these future scriptural promises to mankind from Almighty God (Psalm 83:18) through His writtwn word, the Bible. Job 14:14,15. Acts 24:15. Isaiah 25:8

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