January 31, 1934 - June 18, 2020
Mrs. Verdia Mae Nichelson-Jackson, 86, of Peoria, IL transitioned to her heavenly home peacefully at 1:45 pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at University Rehabilitation at Northmoor, Peoria, IL. Verdia, was born in Little Rock, AR on January 31, 1934 to Charles and Sarah (Briggs) Jamison. She married Arthur Nichelson and to their union three children were born Tena, Sherri and Susan. Arthur preceded Verdia in death on December 2, 1982. She later married Malcolm Jackson, he preceded her in death on March 24, 2016. Verdia worked at OSF St. Francis Medical Center as a Dietitian. She retired after 10 years of service. Verdia loved going to church and praising the Lord. She was excellent at and loved solving word puzzles from the daily newspaper. Verdia was a great cook and loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. Verdia leaves to cherish her most precious memories her loving daughters, Tena Nichelson of Peoria, Sherri Nichelson and Susan Nichelson both of Dallas, TX; one sister, Jerlene Lindsay of Peoria; 3 grandchildren, Arthur “Ron” Harris, Shemaiah “Shy” Green, and Darius “Boo” Thompson; 3 great grandchildren, Jayson Harris, Aurora Green and Vincent Green; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and 7 siblings. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Simons Mortuary with a visitation one-hour prior at 10 am. Minister Walter Young of Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ will bring words of comfort. Verdia final resting place will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens next to her 1st husband. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and attendance limits will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to the Peoria, Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. As the States begin re-opening in response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic, some people are returning to their previous normal living standards. Unfortunately, we are now in our new normal as unreal and sometimes uncomfortable as the socially distancing and continuous use of protective masks may feel. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). Thanks in advance for your cooperation! *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. The church can socially distance and seat a limit of 50 or less people. All others will be able to flow through and view prior to beginning the Celebration of Life Ceremony.
Mrs. Verdia Mae Nichelson-Jackson, 86, of Peoria, IL transitioned to her heavenly home peacefully at 1:45 pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at University Rehabilitation at Northmoor, Peoria, IL. Verdia, was born in Little Rock, AR on January 31,... View Obituary & Service Information
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