Jacquelon Shawntell Gaskin, affectionately known as "Jack-Jack", daughter of Rusha Brooks and Tyree Gaskin, was born September 10, 1990. She graudated from Joliet Central High School in 2009 and later that year enrolled at Joliet Junior College to pursue a degree in nursing. After the birth of her daughter, Jack-Jack took time off from her studies to embrace motherhood, which she did effortlessly. She had recently enrolled at Rasmussen College to resume her studies and achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. Jacquelon had been gainfully employed since the age of 16, and at the time of her passing worked as a childcare assistant at Tiny Treasures Child Care in New Lenox, Illinois.
Jack-Jack was introduced to Christ at an early age, and willingly accepted Him as her Lord and Savior. Her spirit was meek and her family meant everything to her. She was often acknowledged as the peacemaker in the family. Jack-Jack's soft voice matched her demeanor, but some of her friends and family were blessed to witness her fun-loving, silly antics, which she reserved for those closest to her.
Jacquelon, Gianna and Giovanni departed this life of February 28, 2019 in an unexpected tragedy. They are reunited in heaven with Jack-Jack's maternal grandfather, Sam T. Jones; special uncle, Robert Green, maternal grandfather, Calvin Leverett; cousins, Rhoda McFarland and Roderick "Shun" Morgan; paternal great grandparents, Leonard and Lula Parish; and god father, Hilton "Lovell" Hamilton.
Jacquelon leaves to cherish her loving memories; Jacquelon's devoted father, Tyree Gaskin; her loving mother and steapfather, Rusha and Terrance Brooks; doting sister, Jenesis Brooks; step siblings, Terrance Jr. and Terryn Brooks; paternal grandmother, Doris (Danny) Gray, paternal grandfather, Eugene (Sandy) Gaskin; maternal grandmother, Mattie Leverett; step grandparents, Gwendolyn and Herbert Brooks, Jr.; and maternal grandfather, Timothy Jones, Sr. six aunts, Twanette and Keiana Gaskin, Victoria Cade, Imisha (Jessup) Crosby, Nicky Love and Danielle (Hared) Gallaspy; three step aunts, Maya (Andre) Ellis, and Megan and Kalysa Brooks; four uncles, Timothy Jr., Maxamillion, and Geoffery Jones and Eugene Gaskin, Jr.; one step uncle, Herbert (Alisha) Brooks, III; godmother, Chiante Hamilton; a special aunt, Lola Green and a host of family, friends and colleagues.