Gold Star Wife and Arlingtonian, Mary Jackson, of Arlington, VA, died on March 7, 2013 in Ottawa, Ohio where she was born, on March 6, 1923. She will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery at 2 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013. She will be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. She expressed her gift of compassion by working among the underprivileged as a VISTA and Peace Corp volunteer. Mary initiated and directed the Head Start Day Care Program in New York City. Her first husband was killed in a WWII kamikaze attack. Her son, Thomas, a student at the University of Texas
, was tragically killed by shooting at that university. Mary responded with a lifetime of service to the Gold Star Wives of America, work for the poor and defenseless and publication of memoirs, prose and poetry. She never lost her love for living or her need for helping others. She leaves to celebrate her life, her son, Michael Campbell, granddaughters, Paula and Veronica Campbell, grandsons, Barton and Thomas Campbell, a brother, William Drummer, other relatives and friends. Those wishing to attend services at Arlington National Cemetery are requested to convene at the Administration Building by
1:30 p.m. on October 4.