Michael Jackson (Meaonini) Obituary

July 06, 2009 –


TOPEKA – Michael Jackson (Meaonini), 50, of Topeka, died Friday, July 3, 2009 at his home.

He was born September 13, 1958 at Oklahoma City, the son of Robert and Lorene Alexander Jackson.

Mike was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Drum Religion.

He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mike was Director of Security for the Prairie Band Casino at Mayetta. He took much pride in his work.

He married Danielle M. Penor on March 1, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include four daughters, Ilyana Jackson, Isabel Jackson, and Hannah Nicole Jackson, all of the home, and Sky Marie Davis, Topeka; two grandchildren, Sterling Marie Cortez and Santana Cortez; one brother, James Jackson and wife Judy, Mayetta; five sisters, Evelyn Seymour and husband Rusty and Lucy Jackson, all of Topeka, Linda Jackson, San Jose, CA, and Janice Jackson and Beverly Goslin and husband Doug, all of Mayetta; an adopted father, Ed Potts; an adopted brother, Benny Potts; and many nieces and nephews.

Drum services will be Tuesday evening at the Dance Ground west of Mayetta. Burial will be Wednesday afternoon in the Matwe-ShobneyCemetery. Mike will lie in state from 9:00 a.m. Monday until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt, where visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday. Memorials are suggested to Michael Jackson’s Minor Children’s Fund, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 280, Hoyt, 66440. On-line condolences may be made at

(Courtesy of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home-Hoyt, Kan.)