BLOOMINGTON - David Curtis Jackson, 44, of Bloomington, died at 8:03 p.m. Friday (Jan. 13, 2006) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, from injuries he received as a result of a traffic accident.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Homer Calhoun will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Loving Missionary Baptist Church in his memory. Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
David was born July 9, 1961, in Wilson, Ark., a son of the late James Lamar Jackson and Ossie Lee Johnson Jackson. He came to Chicago as a child and grew up there. In 1980, he came to Bloomington and has been a resident here since. David was an avid basketball fan, as both a player and spectator. He was a "comedian," always making people laugh about something he did or said. He had also worked in the maintenance department at Illinois State University.
David is survived by his mother, Ossie Jackson, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Omar Curtis Jackson, Ohio, and David Curtis Jackson Jr., Decatur, Ga; one daughter, Nicole Shaffer, Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Patricia A. (Lavel) Gunn, Bloomington; and Shumseya Jackson, Joiner, Ark.; one brother, James Lamar Jackson Jr., Rochester, N.Y.; one aunt, Violet Singleton, Bloomington; three uncles, James Johnson, Bloomington; Thauthur Johnson, Elgin; and Ezell Johnson, Milwaukee, Wis.; one great-aunt, Tommie Lee Gaitor, Bloomington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Lamar Jackson; one sister, Mammie Lou Jackson; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
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