Mary E. Jackson


Mary Jackson was born May 21, 1945. She went home to be with her Lord and King February 7, 2020. Mary was the daughter of Henry W. Jackson and Elizabeth M. Jackson. She was the third of four siblings; Henry Jr. (Violet) Jackson, Harry (Vera) Jackson, and Viola (Lawrence) Price.

Mary worked for Franklin County Sheriff’s Department where she dedicated 25 years of service. Most of her time was devoted raising her three children, and as Mary would say, “That was three of my greatest accomplishments”. Her vacations were staycations, this is what she simply enjoyed, Mary really loved being with friends and family.

As we all know, Mary was known to be a great cook, and her traditions were handed down to the generations. Mary always put love in her amazing recipes of soul food cuisines. Her homemade dressing, amazing candy yams, famous mac and cheese, the greens that would melt in your mouth and mouth watering fried chicken just to name a few!

Mary was very outspoken, and we all knew when she spoke, do not expect the filter to be applied to her truth. Everyone knew Mary had a sharp tongue and a spunky personality to match. Mary was our mother when we needed that talk, a grandmother when we needed a hug, and a friend when we needed someone faithful in our lives. She was loved by all and she loved those around her, especially family.

She will be greatly missed by all of us, but one thing we know today, Mary has been reunited with her sister (Viola) and brother Harry), daughter (JoAnne), grandson (Stacey) and nephews (Anthony and Thurman). What a beautiful reunion this will be! Rest in Heaven Mary.

She will be remembered as a wonderful and devoted mother to three children; JoAnne Jackson, Kelley (Darryl) Berry and Ahmad Jackson. She was also a Grandmother to Nikkia (Brian) Jones, Shamyia, Brandon, Princess, Ahm’areia, Ahmorah, Na’maria, and Ah’mere Jackson, Toi and Jason Burley all of whom would call her “Gram”. She was also known as “GiGi” to Breyaun, Nikayla, Brian, Christina Jones, Asia, Markis, Shyanne, Kah-Lani Jackson, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation 11:00AM and Funeral Service 12:00PM Monday, February 17, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Rhonda Pleasanat

    I will miss my Aunt. You are with your family and I am hopeful that we all will see each other in God’s time. Much love to my family in this very difficult time. Let us not forget that God is for Family and God is love and we are to represent His love.

  2. Mary Jack, I will miss you. All the shannagins we got in to and we got out of. Fly high my friend

  3. Mary Jack- the times we had at work. Fly high my sister in blue.

  4. Sending my heartfelt prayers to the entire Jackson family. May the memories keep you strong.

  5. Bobbie Lynn Watson

    Love never dies. You will be forever missed.
    Always and forever
    Your forever Friend
    Bobbie Lynn Watson

  6. Ewann Pleasant-Clay

    No words can be said with the loss of a Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and a Friend to many.
    Mary Liz as I used to call her truly lived her best life. Whenever I seen her over the years she always had a smile on her face and LOVE in her heart.
    Mary Liz was loved by many and will be missed by all.
    May her soul rest in peace For HE makes no mistakes.
    Ewann Pleasant-Clay

  7. Our deepest and most sincere condolences during this trying time for a family that we also consider to be part of ours. We love you all and won’t forget “Grams”.

  8. laronda ann carter

    My condolences to my second family iam going to miss Mrs. Jackson she always treated me like family I love you mom!

  9. Shaunise S Robinson

    My dear sweet Angel, where do I start? You taught me so much and you took care of me like I was your own. You showed me step by step how to be a woman. I am blessed to have been a part of your world. You rest peacefully, know that your loved by many and you will be missed daily.

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