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Jeffrey D. Maxwell - Celebration of life

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[July 22, 2021]  LINCOLN - Jeffrey D. Maxwell, 56, of Lincoln left this earth on February 13, 2021 to be reunited with his sister, Janine, and his parents, Wilma and Jim Maxwell, in heaven.

Service: A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Jeffrey D. Maxwell on Saturday, July 24,2021 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 263 1740 5th street Lincoln, Illinois

Funeral home: Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln     


Jeffrey D. Maxwell, 56, of Lincoln left this earth on February 13, 2021 to be reunited with his sister, Janine, and his parents, Wilma and Jim Maxwell, in heaven.

Born in Peoria on July 24, 1964, Jeff and his family would move to their family farm south of Manito where he spent most of his childhood.

Here Jeff would attend the Forman School System and the Forest City Community Church. Jeff would participate in many activities and groups where he would excel as well as making lifelong friends along the way.

Later Jeff would move to Pittsfield, where he finished out his high school education at Pittsfield High School. Here he would participate in music, choir, theatre, and other activities, such as student council, Latin Club, Spanish Club, and many more. He also was named Prom King at Pittsfield High School his Junior year. He loved being involved. Most importantly, this is where he met the love of his life, Rebecca Lemons.

Graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1982 he would continue his education at Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO, graduating with a degree in Advertising/Marketing.

The best was yet to come when he wed his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Lemons, on August 8, 1987 in Pittsfield. It was the hottest day of the year, but it was the event of the season being one of the largest weddings in Pittsfield.

Once married, Jeff and Becky moved to Morris, where they welcomed their first born, Adam Jeffrey Maxwell, their pride and joy, on December 24, 1989 a Christmas miracle.

Jeff, Becky, and Adam would later move to Lincoln, where they would find their forever home. While in Lincoln, they welcomed their second child, Anna-Grace Maxwell, on October 5, 1993 who would become Jeff’s princess.

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Jeff loved his children more than anything and was beyond proud of the achievements and accomplishments they both have made. He could not have a conversation without mentioning how proud he was of both of his children. They were his everything.

Jeff left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. He was known as the life of the party as well as being able to make everyone laugh.

Jeff was a devoted Radio Personality for WLCN 96.3FM and always said he had a face for radio. His voice was very distinguished and one of a kind. He loved music as much as he loved being the center of attention.

He was also a caring and compassionate man that loved deeply. He made lifelong friends throughout his journey through life and will be missed by many. Very few can say they did not know Jeff #2.

Jeff is survived by; his wife, Rebecca Maxwell, of Lincoln, son, Adam Jeffrey Maxwell, of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law, Anna-Grace and Dirk Conrady, of Lincoln.

Jeff’s final wishes of being an organ donor were honored.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James B. Maxwell Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund or to the Gift of Hope ℅ Peasley Funeral Home, 401 Delavan Street, Lincoln, IL, 62656.

Cremation Rites have been accorded with a Celebration of Life to be planned for a later date.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.

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