Christal Jackson

Christal Jackson

CHAMPAIGN – Christal A. Jackson, 31, of Champaign, formerly of Sullivan, died at 3:34 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 17, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Pastor Rodney Houser officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Keller Cemetery, Lovington. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Christal was born Dec. 8, 1981, in Decatur, the daughter of Charles S. and Mary E. Brown Norton. She had worked for the Champaign County Humane Society and for the Albin Animal Hospital, Mattoon.

She married Larry Jackson on Aug. 27, 2008, in Champaign and he survives in Champaign.

Also surviving are her mother, Mary Brown-Norton of Sullivan; father, Charles Samuel Norton of Sullivan; sisters, Chaleana Norton and Charlene Norton of Sullivan; sister-in-law, Shana Jackson of Urbana; brother-in-law, Kenneth Grant of Champaign; mother-in-law, Deve Jackson of Champaign; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and her children, Sonnie, Roscoe and Capone.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunt and an uncle.