Mary Lee Boose, went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2011 at 2:35 p.m. She was born November 22, 1931 in Fayette, Mississippi the daughter of Alex Jackson and Willie Mae Nash-Jackson. She came to Rockford in 1975, where she then became a member of Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Mary leaves to cherish many memories 14 of 16 children, 58 grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews other relatives and extended family. Funeral services will be held 1:30 Saturday February 5, 2011 at Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 4609 Auburn Street with Rev. Donald Bershell officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday at Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State Street from 6p.m. until 8p.m.