Mrs. "Geri" Ruth D. Jackson, 83, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at White Oak Manor. She was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Lancaster County and was a daughter of the late Coy Black Dowdle and Myrtle Young Dowdle. She was the widow of the late Joe D. Jackson Sr. Mrs. Jackson retired from Springs Industries Customer Service Center and was a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, where she was active with senior adults and the visitation ministry. She loved singing, playing music, writing hymns and was a dedicated Christian and church worker. Mrs. Jackson was also a great cook and a compassionate friend to everyone. Mrs. Jackson is survived by a son, Ned L. Jackson of Lancaster; three sisters, Atress Roof of Mount Pleasant, Carol Lucas of Coolville, Ohio, and Brenda Vincent of Kershaw; four grandchildren, Mike Jackson, Tripp Jackson and his wife, Tonya, Jody Jackson and Mandy Wedgeman; five great-grandchildren, Ashley Sanders, Jessica Jackson, Brandon Jackson, Zack Mullis and Dylan Mullis; and many caring nieces and nephews. Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by a son, Joe Donald Jackson Jr.; a brother, C.B. Dowdle; and four sisters, Rosalee Adams, Vermell Adams, Oveta Williams and Norma Stogner. The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Jackson was at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, officiate by the Revs. Jesse Adams and Jack Nunn, with burial in the church cemetery. The family of Mrs. Jackson received friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the home, 1832 New Cut Church Road, and suggest memorials be made to Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, adult choir fund, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com. Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Jackson.
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Published in The Lancaster News on June 21, 2013