An official cause of death has not yet been released.
Janece was the mother of Frank Q. Jackson, who was shot and killed last month in Cleveland. Police are continuing to search for a suspect in Frank Q. Jackson’s death.
Richard A. Starr, a candidate for Cleveland Council, paid tribute to Janece Saturday on his Facebook page.
Starr also offered the following statement to FOX 8:
The Central Community has lost a leader whose heart was broken after losing her son to Gun Violence. I spoke with Niecy a week in a half ago when I knocked on her door to check on her to tell her that I love her. Niecy looked me in my eyes and said, “Rich, I’m crushed. They took my baby from me; I can’t do this.” Sadly, Niecy had to bury her son, and now her parents have to bury their daughter. Niecy’s work over the years as a cheerleader coach and as a motivator was inspirational. We all will miss Janese “Niecy” Jackson. My condolences go out to the Jackson family.