Rosalie Jackson
Rosalie Jackson
Rosalie Jackson

Obituary of Rosalie Jackson

Rosalie (Gillis) Jackson, age 82 of Salem, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Doctor’s Nursing and Rehab in Salem. Rosalie was born east of Salem on January 4th, 1939, in a house that once stood along route 50. She was the daughter of Haskel Rudolph and Tessie Irene (Mercer) Gillis. She married Norman Wayne Jackson on August 28th, 1960 at the First Christian Church that once stood along South Broadway. She is survived by her two children, Barbara Jackson-Bailey and husband Tim of Salem and Daniel Jackson and wife Rebecca of Brentwood, TN; seven grandchildren, Seth and wife Emma, Ryan and wife Alex, Evan, Anna and Will Jackson and Stan and Jillian Bailey; two sisters, Gloria “Kathryn” Jeremiah and Rhonda Johnson and husband James of Salem; and niece and nephews, Jeff Jeremiah of Salem, IN, Tyrel Johnson of Arkansas and Rachel Brockway of Salem. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Gary Gillis. She attended a one room school (Fairview) that was once located in Tonti Township, grades 1-5 in which she developed many fond memories. Grades 6-8 she enrolled in Salem junior high school so she could join the band and learn music under the instruction of a young Gene Stiman. She was a 1957 graduate of Salem Community High School, and a 1961 graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelors in elementary education. Rosalie’s first teaching job was in Edinburgh, IL in 1962. She came back to Salem in 1963 to start a family. In the early 70’s she decided to pursue her love of teaching by substitute teaching part time in area schools and working part time as a secretary, that eventually developed into full time for the American Foundry that once stood in Salem. In the early 1980’s after the foundry closed its doors, she became a teacher’s aide at Selmaville school. In 1985, she became an aide at Hawthorne school along with becoming employed part time at Salem Wal-Mart. In 1987 she became employed at My School daycare as a preschool teacher, and so enjoyed watching the development of toddlers, and watching them grow. In 1989, after all of her hard work, dedication, and passion of working with children, she became director of My School daycare, until 2005. Rosalie was a gentle spirit, not one to complain or raise her voice. Some people thought of her as quiet and serious, but she also had a goofy comical side to her as well. She was dedicated to her friends and family; she had a heart of gold. She was a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She emulated to others the fruit of the spirit as mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Crouse Funeral Home in Salem. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery in Salem. Memorials can be made to the Salem Presbyterian Church and can be received at Crouse Funeral Home. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Rosalie Jackson, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
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