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Jacqueline Louise (Smith) Robinson

April 30, 1945 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 76)

Obituary

Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Robinson, 76, of East Moline, IL passed peacefully on March 18, 2022, at home surrounded by family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 1:00pm at Gaines Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, East Moline, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00am – 1:00pm prior to service. Presiding Elder Tyson J. Parks officiant. Interment will be on Monday, April 4 at Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, IL.

Jackie was born on April 30, 1945, in Alton, IL to the late Rev. Richard D. Smith, Sr. and Reatha L. (Webster) Smith. She attended Alton High School, Alton, IL and Drake University, Des Moines, IA. Jackie was united in marriage to Paul J. Deering and from this union came a beautiful daughter, Michelle “Shelley” D. Deering. She retired after serving 26 years at the East Moline Police Department. Jackie enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and watching sports. She was an active member of Gaines Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in East Moline, IL where she served in many capacities.

She leaves to celebrate her life her mother, Reatha L. (Webster) Smith, East Moline, IL; daughter, Michelle “Shelley” Deering, Reseda, CA; special son, Leon (Janet) Owens, Paducah, KY; sisters, Ileta F. Smith, East Moline, IL, Lillian Brantley, Godfrey, IL; grandson, Gary (Stephanie) Flowers, Reseda, CA; granddaughter, Grace Flowers, Reseda, CA; special friend, Judy Scharer; and a host of other family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Rev. Richard D. Smith, Sr., sister, Diane D. Williams, and brother, Richard D. Smith, Jr.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 2, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gaines Chapel AME Church
311-19th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 2, 2022

1:00 PM
Gaines Chapel AME Church
311-19th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

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