SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. - Tommie Lee Jackson, age 64 of Sauk Rapids, MN, died Thursday, October 22, 2015 in Foley, MN, after a courageous battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Fountain Springs Baptist Church in Millen, GA; burial in church cemetery. Arrangements were made by James A. Kirkland Mortuary, 135 N. Gray St., Millen, GA and Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN. Tommie Lee Jackson was born on September 19, 1951 in Swainsboro, GA to Rev. Thomas and Bertha Mae (Clarke) Jackson. Tommie was married to Peter Bofah; they later divorced. She received her B.A. in 1972 from Paine College, Augusta, GA, and her M.A. in 1973 and Ph.D in 1985 in English from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Tommie was a Professor at Howard University, Washington, D.C. and then at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, since 1986. She specialized in the literature of the African Diaspora. Tommie enjoyed writing books, gardening, cooking and the stock market. Tommie is survived by her son, Kofi Ulysses Bofah, founder and chairman of Onyx Investments of Chicago, IL; her sisters, Bertha Jackson, Swainsboro, GA and Hattie Jackson of Minneapolis, MN. James A. Kirkland Mortuary, 478-982-3818 Sept. 19, 1951 - Oct. 22, 2015
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 6, 2015