Peggy Claire Jackson, 88 years old, celebrated her homegoing on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Andrew Hartshorn; brother Andy Hartshorn; sister Helen Youngblood; and her beloved husband of forty-five years, Dick Jackson. She is survived by her children, Carol (Carroll) Kates of Cumming, Georgia; Dr. Allen (Judi) Jackson of Dunwoody, Georgia; Susan Clark of Johns Creek, Georgia; and Rev. James (Trish) Jackson of Prattville, Alabama. Grandchildren are Mike (Mellisa) Harris of Destin, FL, Florida; Chris (Sarah) Harris of Summerville, South Carolina; Aaron Jackson of Allen, Texas; Sarah Jackson of Sandy Springs, Georgia; Brandon (Sara) Clark of Denver, Colorado; Brittany Clark of Denver, Colorado; Caleb (Kayla) Jackson of Opelika, Alabama, and Josh Jackson of Prattville, Alabama. Great grandchildren are Henry Harris, Charlotte Harris, and Reid Jackson.
A celebration of life service will be Tuesday, June 1, at 12:00 pm at Cumming Baptist Church, with Dr. Jamie Archer and Rev. Mark Wood officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joy Class of Cumming Baptist Church, in appreciation of all the work they do in the community.
Peggy was born August 16, 1932 in Fort Worth Texas. She was baptized at East Berry Street Baptist Church, and graduated from Robert Lee Paschal High School in Fort Worth on May 25, 1950. She married the love of her life, Dick Jackson, on October 21, 1955. While all four children were born in Texas, the family moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia in 1973, where Peggy became the world’s biggest Atlanta Braves fan. She was a dedicated wife and mother, seamstress, den mother, library volunteer, league bowler, dance costume maker, furniture re-upholsterer, crossword puzzle solver, joke teller, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy watcher, dog lover, wise counselor, spiritual advisor, fierce friend, and most loyal cheerleader any of her children ever had.
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