Mrs. Alma Phillips Jackson (April 30, 1919 - November 7, 1993) was born Wednesday, April 30, 1919, in Springfield, illinois. A daughter to the late Charles E. Phillips, Sr. and Juanita G. Overton Phillips. She was one of four born into this union. Mrs. Jackson received her formal education in the Illinois Educational System, where she attended the University of Illinois for three and one half years. Her field of concentration was Liberal Arts and Sciences. She was a nutritional expert. Mrs. Jackson expressed one of her creative talents through music where she found great enjoyment in playing the organ. On Tuesday, September 11, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois Miss Alma Phillips was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Frank Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was a United States Postal worker for more than thirty-five years in the Chicago area. When she returned to Champaign, to be the primary health provider for her father, she continued to he employed by the Champaign Postal System until her retirement. She was a member and regular attendant of Bethel A.M.E. Church until a decline in health.

Other relatives include one brother Mr. David Phillips, Champaign; one sister Mrs. Esther Mae Phillips Kemp, Urbana; one devoted niece, Debra A. Lomax, three great nieces, Jacqueline Brown, Anita Lomax, and Kimberly Lomax. Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by both parents, two brothers, Richard, and Charles Jr. three uncles and one aunt.