Mary Jane (Jefferies) Lackey

Born: Fri., Jun. 21, 1940
Died: Sun., Mar. 17, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 20, 2019
Location: Equality Location

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Mar. 21, 2019
Location: Equality Location

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Mary Jane Lackey, 78, of Carbondale, Ill. formerly of Equality, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Manor Court of Carbondale.  She was born on June 21, 1940 in Pueblo, Colorado, the daughter of the late, Albert Clayton and Carrie (Bolerjack) Jefferies.  Janie was a retired cook on River Tow Boats for the American Commercial Company.  She loved to play cards, baking and making holiday meals for her family and stuffing Christmas stockings.  She attended the Equality Social Brethren Church.  Janie is survived by her loving family, her two sons, Steven Lackey of New Athens, Wesley and Diana Lackey of Sugarland, Texas; her daughter, Kimberly Johnson of Champaign; her six grandchildren, Jordan and Ronnie Von Kotz of Marion, Aaron Lackey of Bartelso, Jesslyn Lackey of Bartelso, Alex Lackey of Houston, Texas, Ross Johnson of San Francisco, California, Lily Johnson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one great grandchild, Averie Von Kotz.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister and brother in law, Sarah Lu and Frank Wren.  Visitation for Janie will be held on Wednesday, March 20th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality.  Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, March 21st at 10 a.m. with Brother Daren Roach officiating.  Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery near Equality. 

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Cathy barnett karns
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
I'm so sorry to see that Jane has passed away I always enjoyed visiting with her every time I saw her

Linda Baker
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
Steve, Wes, and Kim,
I am so sorry about your Mom. She was my best friend for many years and I will always cherish the memories of the time we spent together. She always put others first, especially you guys, was always willing to help anyone, and never expected anything in return. She was truly one of a kind and will be missed by those who knew her. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Baker

Joan Dill
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Joan .

Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you all. With love from your Texas family.

Beth Clover
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Janie was a wonderful woman. So loving and a good friend. I have known her since the Manor opened. My dad is there too. She will be terribly missed. Your family and friends are in my family's thoughts and prayers. May God bless you always!

Sandra Frohock
   Posted Sat April 06, 2019
My family and I send our deepest heartfelt condolences to the loved ones and family of Janie. She was a loving, thoughtful, and kind friend who was a part of our family during family illness and strife for many years. May your good memories comfort you at this time of loss.

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