Gracie Jackson

Obituary of Gracie Mae Jackson

Mrs. Gracie Jackson was born on December 15, 1931 in Monroe Louisiana, to the late Harry and Ophelia Jones. She later moved to Macomb Mississippi where she met and married the love of her life the late Matthew (Slim) Jackson; and to this Union six children were born. Gracie and Slim Jackson eventually relocated to Rochester, NY in 1956 where she spent her life-time as a homemaker and caretaker while raising her children. Mrs. Gracie enjoyed spending her time playing her favorite game (Bingo). She also liked going to OTB and the casinos—her favorite casino was Finger Lakes Casino. Mrs. Gracie was a very kind, quiet gentle lady who would always greet you with a sweet smile and a warm whisper of hello. Those who knew her loved her dearly. She touched many lives with her kind, gentle demeanor and she never raised her voice. Mrs. Gracie took ill and was hospitalized in March of 2020 and immediately, all of her children went into “Caretaker” mode. They took twenty-four hour shifts around the clock with her at Strong Memorial Hospital. She never lacked care or love during her entire stay at the hospital. Early Wednesday morning on July 22, 2020 about 6:22am, Mrs. Gracie heard the Lord call her name and she took flight and headed home. When she arrived in Heaven, there was so many loved ones awaiting her arrival. She saw her mom and dad Harry and Ophelia Jones, along with her son Richard Wagner. She also reunited with her four brothers: William Jones, Aaron Jones, Harry Jones, Jr. and Robert Lee Jones; her brother-in-law Booker T. Washington; and all three of her sons-in-law: John (Gypsy) Moran, Robert (Tobie) Tobler and Larry Griffin were waiting to welcome her home. Left behind here on earth to carry on her legacy are her children Edward (Veronica) Wagner, Barbara Jackson; Charles Jackson, Ernestine Jackson-Tobler and Deborah Jackson. A sister Lucille Washington; Nieces & Nephews: Loretta Washington and Lois Brown; her grandchildren; Larry Griffin Jr., Robert (Shanelle) Tobler Jr., Bernita Griffin, Janiqua Jackson, Charles Jackson Jr., Sharod Dixon, Shamar Griffin, Nikki Mooter and Jamel Griffin; special Great-granddaughter Diamond Tobler and God-son Peter Brown, along with a host of other relatives and friends. Other very special people in her life: Tobthia Moran, Mrs. Gladys Siplin, Brenda Briggs, Ronnie Gross, Sandra Graham, James Barkley, Sherry Birmingham and Karla Robertson. A special thank you to her Nurse Mary Angerame, Pharmacist Lynn Goil and Anthony Jordan Health Center; the staff on the 4th & 6th floors at Strong Memorial Hospital. And to all who said a special word of prayer for our Mom. We humbly thank you all.
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Thursday
30
July

Calling Hours

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
1772 Clifford Avenue
Rochester, New York, United States
Thursday
30
July

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
1772 Clifford Avenue
Rochester, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Mt. Hope Cemetery
1133 Mt. Hope Avenue
Rochester, New York, United States
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