ROANOKE - Jason Edward Tibbs, 46, of Roanoke passed away at 7:34 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on February 9, 1975, in Peoria, IL, to Jim and Julie Hoffman Tibbs.
He is survived by one daughter, Ali (Carl) Fuller; one son, Rolla Sawyer; his parents, Jim and Julie Tibbs; one brother, Jeff (Jayme) Tibbs; one sister, Jamie (Brian) Reifsteck; one granddaughter, Hadlee Sawyer; and one grandson on the way.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Even though Jason had physical limitations, it never stopped his servant heart. He had a true desire to minister to the youth and share his story. He was always willing to travel on his own to speak trying to connect and help others. He helped to start the Think First Program at OSF and worked there for several years and was currently working for Youth for Christ’s Juvenile Justice Ministries in Peoria.
Jason also had a passion for music and was instrumental in starting and managing several local bands in the area. He was also the founder of Blue-Sky Production.
Jason was a member of Great Oaks Community Church in Germantown Hills, where he was active in youth ministry and helped with online services.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Great Oaks Community Church in Germantown Hills and will be livestreamed on the church's website (http://greatoaks.online/) and later posted to the church's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/greatoakscommunitychurch). Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, prior to the services at the church. Social distancing guidelines will be observed for both services. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery of Roanoke.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to help with expenses and online condolences and tributes can be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.
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