Geneva Ruth Jackson, age 90, of Pekin, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Salem Crossing.  Born March 26, 1932, in Pekin, she was the daughter of the late Ed Atkins and Ethel (Blevins) Atkins.

Geneva was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

She is survived by 4 children: Darlinia Rickert, Carolyn Sanders, Brenda Fitzpatrick, and Dennis Sanders; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Ethel Atkins; husbands, Paul Jackson, and John Sanders, and a great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home-Pekin Chapel. 

Visitation will be held Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Burial to follow in Olive Branch Cemetery.