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Jon Lyle Jackson Sr.

Jon Lyle Jackson Sr., aka, The Gospel Storm 60, entered his rest on June 28, 2022. He was born February 27,1962, in Elyria to Nettie Mae Jackson and Willie Hollis Sr.

He was a 1981 graduate of Southview High School and a graduate of Ohio Business College.

Lyle in his heyday was an avid jogger and would boogey down on roller skates in any skate arena or city streets. Lyle was known for his stylish dress and infectious smile. He never met a stranger and was always lending a helpful hand. He was a self-proclaimed master chef. He would prepare the most elaborate feast for friends, family, and extended community members in love and times of need. Lyle had a love for plants and kittens. He was affectionally known as a kitten dad. When he wasn’t caring for his plants and kittens, he was on the airwaves of Power 93.7 FM WSAV L.P. providing great gospel sounds or preparing delicious meals for everyone to enjoy.

Lyle began his career in gospel music under the leadership of the late Sally Ratliff, and “The Wonder Lady”, Nettie Mae Jackson by answering the phone for the Sound in Gospel program. He also volunteered for the late Irene Starks, Lillie Mae Graham, Bro. L.T. Henry and Mattie Bright for the Friendly Promoter Club. He later joined gospel great legacy leaders James Taylor, Clarence Ballard, Curtis Brisby and Henry Dunn on WJTB 1040. In April 2016 Lyle was asked by Bishop Peter G. Tower to join Power 93.7 FM WSAV L.P. The North coast best in gospel music, where he was the conductor of the gospel train and best known for his gospel siren daily.

Jon will be sorely missed by his daughters, Evangelist Anise Elliott of Columbus, OH and Kinisha (Kenneth) Smith of Dyersburg, TN; his siblings Robert (Jackie) Jackson of Toledo, OH, Regina (Alex) Shockley, Tammie Jackson, Kevin (Leyda) Jackson, Troy (Cassandra) Jackson, Jamie (Paula) Jackson of TX, Deidra Jackson and half siblings Dora (Arthur) McCall, Bettie (Edward) Wilson, Delois (Edward) Moore, Mary Jenkins and Ella Hollis of Norfolk, VA, Willie Hollis of MI., Howard (Chananna) Hollis of NC, Reginald (Tonia) Hollis, Eugene (Priscilla) Hollis of TX, David (Barbara) Hollis, and Tracy Hollis.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents Nettie Mae Jackson and Willie Hollis Sr., son Jon Lyle Jr., brother Jackie Jackson and sister Joanne “Susie” Jackson.

Services will be held Thursday, July 7, 2022 with a viewing from 10AM until time of homegoing service at 11AM at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 632 W River Rd N, Elyria. Pastor Calvin Currie will officiate. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery.

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Jon Lyle Jackson Sr.
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