Lillie Vyetta Jackman, 91 of Cascade, passed away on January 13, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jackman; brother, Dennis Brott; sister, Doris Ferro. Lillie is survived by her children, Steven (Pamela) Jackman, Deborah Jackman (Robert Whitcomb); grandchildren, Derek (Cheri) Jackman, Rosanna (Marcus) LaDuke, Edward Jackman, Toni (Jacob) Yarrington; great grandchildren, Tyler and Mason Jackman, Caitlin, Nolan, Evan, and Aidan La Duke, Kolten, and Parker Yarrington; siblings, Raymond (Alyce) Brott, Linda (Timothy) Dunham; along with several nieces and nephews. Lillie worked for Kmart for 15 years before retiring, her long life included enjoying travel (mainly TN and FL), silk flower arranging, butterflies, and above all else giving to, and helping others. Services will be held Monday, January 17, 2022, at 2:00 pm, with visitation one hour prior, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Pastor Ken Ford officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials donated in Lillie’s honor may be made to St Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or the Alzheimer’s Association, West Michigan Region 2944 Fuller Ave., NE GR 49505. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Emerald Meadows/Care Cardinal Cascade for her care. Memories may be shared with Lillie’s family at www.gerstfuneralhomes.com
From the very first time Lillie sat with Walter at his dining table at Emerald Meadows many years ago I knew there was something very special about her. She was always so kind spirited and positive about everything. Lillie had such a very warm heart for everyone there. I will never forget some of the wonderful social events that Lillie and Walter shared together. She was always concerned about my uncle, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciated that.
My heart goes out to the entire family and they will be my prayers I will miss her dearly.
We miss seeing Lillie and stopping to visit when she would sit with sitting Deb in the evenings in front of her garage. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lillie’s family. Here are some words that someone shared with me when my mom passed, I hope it brings you peace as it did me whenever I see my shadow.
Those whom we have loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.
Lillie will be greatly missed in the neighborhood. Loved talking with her. She was a friend to everyone. Thankful she could enjoy seeing the birds outside her window the last few years. My prayers go out to the Jackman family.