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Funeral: Sister Essie L. Jackson
December 8, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sister Essie L. Jackson
December 20, 1920 – November 28, 2018
Essie L. Jackson (nee Hunley), entered into eternal rest peacefully, November 28, 2018, at the beautiful age of 97. Loving wife of the late Curlie Jackson Sr.; dearest mother of Jacqueline, Debra L., Rev. Gloria A. Bryant, Donald W., James L., Ronald E., Delores D.A., Evette L., the late Curlie Jr., the late Nathaniel, and the late Casey L. Jackson; sister of Harvey Hunley, Lucile Woodruff, Ethel Riley, Dorothy Fuller, and Maxine Walker; also survived by 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Essie L. Jackson (nee Hunley), an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church for more than 65 years, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday. She was 97. Born in Deatsville, Alabama, worked as a domestic, housekeeper and home health aide. In 1947, Mrs. Jackson relocated to Buffalo with her husband, the late Curlie Jackson. In 1949, she became a member of the Calvary Baptist Church where she served on the Nurses, Missionary, Kitchen, Sewing and Adult Choir ministries. During her time at Calvary, Mrs. Jackson received many recognitions and awards for her faithful service. Her husband died in 2012. She is survived by five daughters, Jacqueline, Debra, Gloria, Delores and Evette; 3 sons, Donald, James and Ronald; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. A celebration of a life well-lived will be held at 11am Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee Street.
The family will receive friends, Friday, December 7, 2018, from 6-8 PM and Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10AM- 11AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee St., where a Celebration Of A Life Well-Lived, will be conducted Saturday at 11 AM. Interment Acacia Park and Resthaven Memorial Gardens, North Tonawanda, NY. Final arrangements entrusted to THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 995 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY. Share condolences at www.thomastedwardsfuneralhome.com.