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“Dear Tom, Jennifer, Billy, This week I was told of Jill's death and I want to tell you that you are in my prayers. My memories go back to Trinity...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Wanda Brieger - JACKSON, MI

“I have such nice memories of working with Jill. She may have been tiny but when she needed to she could be mighty. She often bragged about her...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Magi Yarborough - Jackson, MI

“Tom , Jennifer and Billy, So sorry to hear about Jill, wish we could have connected before all this happened. I know I will see my Girl Scout friend...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Billy, so sorry to hear that your mother past away. Our prayers are with you and your family. Your friends at work. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Cynthia Drobiazgiewicz - Naples, FL

“I'm so sorry for your loss! Have great memories of the Family on Sagamore. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Todd Reska

“So sorry for your loss Jennifer. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Teresa Floyd - Jacksonville, FL

“Tom, we are sorry. It seems like only yesterday when our families enjoyed the NASCAR races, traveling in your Crooks Plumbing van to picnic in the...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: John Kokoczka - Uniontown, OH

“Very sorry to hear of your loss. Jill was a wonderful lady and loved by all. She always had a smile on her face. Jill had a kind heart and loved life...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Melissa Arend - Jackson, MI

“Tom Jenny and Billy so very sorry for your loss...such a sweet lady...She will be missed... ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Delores childs - Jerome, MI

“TomSo sorry to here of your wife's passing. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: John & Linda Crobons - Palm Coast, FL

“Tom and family, we didn't know Marcia but pray you can accept God's will during this very difficult time. May she RIP ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: tim and donna burden - MI

“A shock tonight as I see Jill's photo on Mlive.com. I knew her through the Women's Center and she gave me massages. My condolences to Jill's family. ...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Lois Wilson - Jackson, MI

“So sorry for your loss, Tom, Jenny & Billy.....our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Judi & Ron Buckley - Leslie, MI

“Tom & family, so sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: phillip Reynolds - Union City, TN

“Tom, my thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Bob Dreyer - Cincinnati, OH

“She will always be alive in our memories, tiny and so feisty. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Mellenie Runion - Alexandria, VA

“Very sorry to learn of your loss. I have fond memories of Jill while our children attended TLS? Prayers and thoughts to you. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Andrews - Jackson, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you, Tom, and your family.Jill was a special friend and person.Many wonderful memories. God Bless. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Judy and Mark Hively- Gale - MI

“Jenny I am so sorry to see this about your Mom. She was a gentle, warm woman with a heart of gold. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Cindy Harper - Jackson, MI

“Mrs Crooks was kind, funny, and always in a great mood! We lost a wonderful person . So sorry for your loss. Mark Christoff ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: mrk christoff - jackson, MI

“Very special person...Girl Scout buddy ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Mel and Karen Winchell - Jackson, MI

“Rest In Peace to one of my great childhood friends on South Jackson Street..We had some great times at T.A. WIlson elementary school..You will be...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Mike Wilcox - Jackson, MI

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.The Erfourths ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Tom, Jenny, and Billy,I am so very sorry for the loss of Jill. I met her in elementary school and we became early friends - both enjoying...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Christine Lake - Jackson, MI


Marcia Jill Crooks, 70, of Jackson, MI went home to be with the Lord on August 7, 2017. She was born on April 12, 1947 in Niles, MI to Francis and Geraldine "Jeri" (Bannister) Metz. She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Thomas Crooks, and their children, Jennifer (Rick) Bowker, William "Billy" Crooks, and her Step-Mother, Edith Metz. Jill was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Terry Metz. She graduated from Hanover Horton in 1965 and later earned a nursing degree from Jackson College. She was a retired nurse and massage therapist. Jill enjoyed giving her time and talents to various organizations and helping others. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, crafting, gardening, cleaning, spending time with her family and friends, and eating popcorn.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1505 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49202 on Friday, August 11, 2017 with Reverend David Eidson officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 PM, and the service will begin at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan http://www.gshom.org/donate/donate/, Cascades Humane Society http://chspets.com/ways-to-donate/, Henry Ford Allegiance Health Hospice & Palliative Care https://www.allegiancehealth.org/services/hospice-palliative-care/donate-hospice, or organization of your choice.

Funeral Home
Watson Funeral Chapel
2590 Spring Arbor Road Jackson, MI 49203
Tel. (517) 782-7144

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