Donella Louise Jackson (1951 - 2014)

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Donella Louise Jackson

Des Moines

Donella Louise Jackson, 62, died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Broadlawns Medical Center. She was born May 31, 1951 to John Eubanks, Sr. and Dorothy Bryson Eubanks in Des Moines, Iowa.

Donella graduated from Des Moines Tech High School and DMACC. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She was a member of Kyles AME Zion Church.

Donnella is survived by her children, Don Terrill (Brenda) Calaway, Kyle Calaway, Sean Calaway, Norman Calaway Jr., Darrell (Christina) Jackson Jr., Dara (John) Jackson, and Montique Jackson; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, John Eubanks Jr.; sisters, Billie (Kenneth) Miller, Sharon (Sam) Billingsley, Vickie Eubanks, Lucinda Hopkins, Jackie (George) Williams, Normah Eubanks, Elizabeth Reid, Janean Doolin, Rolonda Doolin, and Donita (Brian) Webb; and a host of extended family and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darrell Eugene Jackson, Sr. in 2001; daughter, Deondra Beth; and sister, Debbie Dove.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Morning Star Baptist Church, 3200 Lincoln Ave, Des Moines with burial at Glendale Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 30 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines.

Condolences may be expressed at

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Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street Des Moines, IA 50309
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 29, 2014