Keeshanna Jackson

August 24, 2021

Memorial service for SIU Carbondale student Keeshanna Jackson is set

CARBONDALE, Ill. – A memorial service for Keeshanna Jackson, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale freshman who died Sunday, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Student Center Ballrooms on the SIU campus.

Chancellor Austin A. Lane and Associate Chancellor of Enrollment Management Wendell Williams will provide opening remarks after an introduction by Isaiah Overton, president of SIU Carbondale Undergraduate Student Government.

Father Joseph A. Brown, professor, Africana Studies; Darryl Cox, pastor, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church; Christopher Swims, pastor, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, and Casey Raymer, pastor, Vine Church, all in Carbondale, will deliver remarks. Larry Lee III and Roshonda Lee will provide music. Larry Lee II, pastor of Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ in Marion, will deliver closing remarks.

Media outlets who plan to cover the event should contact Kim Rendfeld, chief communications officer, by noon Wednesday, at or 765-426-3650 (cell).