Mrs. Doretha Kent Jackson - SAVANNAH - Mrs. Doretha Kent Jackson, 82 died September 29, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a native of Dover Georgia and moved to Savannah with her family in her earlier years. She received her early education in the Chatham County public school system. Doretha furthered her educational goals matriculating in New York City Community College receiving her A.A.S. Dental Hygiene; New York University receiving her B.S. in Dental Health Education; Armstrong College receiving her Certification in Elementary Education. She later entered Georgia Southern College earning her Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She was an instructor at Largo-Tibet Elementary School prior to her retirement. While in New York she worked at the Jewish Memorial Hospital and the New York City Department of Health. For a brief period she served as a Director of outreach for the Habersham Street YMCA in Savannah. She also served as a instructor in Health Occupations for the Brunswick Job Corps Center, Brunswick, Georgia. She was a Charter member of First Corinthians Missionary Baptist Church where she served on many auxiliaries, Financial Secretary, Church Clerk, and Senior Choir. She is survived by her loving children, Daughter, Rosalind (Harvey) Tucker, Savannah, Son: Dennis (Reva) White, FL; Sisters, Muzel Washington, Savannah, Georgia Truell, NY; Brother, Rommie Kent, NY; 10 Grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren, 6 Great-Great Grands, a host of Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends. Funeral Services: 11:00 am Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Liberty City Church of Christ, 1709 Staley Avenue. Interment: Simmons Branch Church Cemetery. Please sign our guest book online at www.sextonhallfh.com Sexton-Hall Funeral Home 5 Birkenhead Road Port Wentworth, GA 31407 912-964-4336 Savannah Morning News October 3, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News on Oct. 3, 2013