Flossie Jane Jackson was born on the seventeenth day of May 1927 to Nettie and Jerry Newton in Prentiss Mississippi. Flossie was affectionately known as “Fiffie” by family and close friends. Flossie was the youngest of thirteen children often referred to as “the last pea in the pod” by her siblings.
Her siblings preceded her in death, leaving her to truly be the last pea. Flossie accepted Christ at an early age in Mississippi. Flossie was a hard worker and believed in paving her own way in life. She met and married Bernard Banks. To this union, Frank L. Newton-Banks was born. After moving to New York, this union was dissolved. She later met and married her soul mate Hugo W. Jackson and his six children were added to her family. After living in New York for many years they decided to move to Maywood Illinois to be closer to her family.
When living in Maywood Flossie was employed at Loyola University Hospital for numerous years. Flossie later worked at Mullen’s Food Plant in Broadview, Illinois from which she retired. After retirement, Flossie and Hugo moved to St. Croix US Virgin Islands, where they lived until Hugo’s death. Flossie loved and was a friend to all the people she met. Flossie’s favorite past times were dancing, eating and watching her favorite television shows. She had a big heart and was loved by all.
Flossie will live on in the treasured memories of her beloved son Frank Lee Newton and by her loving step-children Thomas (Chai Zhar), Robin, and Jack Jackson, Gigi Powell, Ruby, and Wendy Jackson. Grandchildren; Frank Banks, Yolanda F. Brown (Thomas), Lashon Green-Glackin (James), Cheryl Boyd, Jeffery Newton, Kelvin Harp, Crystal Harp, Anthony Scott, Lamont Scott, step-granddaughter Cyrene Powell and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Friday, April 2, 2021, a wake is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. with funeral to follow at Leak and Sons Funeral Home, 18400 S. Pulaski Road, Country Club Hills, IL. Interment at Lincoln Cemetery, 12300 Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Announcement made by Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com, and Leak and Sons Funeral Home, Spencer Leak, LFD 773-846-6567.