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Sarah Jackson, a courageous mother of four daughters, a teacher and an advocate for the homeless, died during the Labor Day Weekend while rescuing a child from a Gwinnett County lake. She was 45.

Jackson was a teacher at Duluth Middle School.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sep. 14, 2020.
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October 1, 2020
Hey Ms. Sarah, I don’t think I initially still have yet come to the sense that you are who longer with us ! I seem to tear up every time I think “who will be there to assist me through college” , or “who will help me with my fasfa”, or even worse .. “who will revise my English papers?” You are such a star in so many ways & I would love to continue to cherish those moments. You were more than just a mentor. I furthermore considered you as an “Aunt”. You were my moms long term friend of 20 plus years. We missss you so much & never go a day without thinking of you! Love you Ms. Sarah , always Mari
Omarriah Johnson
September 30, 2020
I still cannot believe that you are gone. I remember the last texts we shared. You were so concerned about this Pandemic and your girls because they each have specific health issues. You were adamant about protecting them. You were so concerned about your students, you thought is was too soon for them to be returning to school. You and I would share inspirational songs to help each other through the day. I'll never forget the last songs you sent me " That's when you blessed me" By LA MASS CHOIR , and " I Told the Storm" By Greg O' Quin , I will always hold these songs dear to my heart . I will miss our talks and texts ,I will keep that strand of texts in my phone forever. I hate that I didn't get to talk to your brother and your girls. I hate that I never got the chance to make you more Peanut Brittle , bake you another pound cake, or make the girls more Chocolate covered Oreos . Goodbye for now Sarah, you will forever remain in my heart ❤ and your girls will forever be in my prayers.
Rena Green
September 19, 2020
My sincere condolences to this beautiful family. God bless her daughters and her brother. Thank God they have a wonderful Uncle who has taken on these precious girls. I can't even imagine what each one is going through. I will continue to support them with my prayers.
M Hudson
September 18, 2020
Sarah was a beautiful child and young lady. I've know her for many years when she lived in Springfield, IL. My prayers go out the family and just remember God will take care of you. No matter what you are going through, trust in him. God bless this family.
September 16, 2020
I remember her when she was a little girl. Her mom was my beautician here in Springfield, Illinois. Please accept my condolences.
Gloria Hurst
September 16, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Gloria Hurst
September 16, 2020
My CONDOLENCES and PRAYERS goes to her 4 Beautiful daughters, also to the rest of the Family. GOD will not leave your side at this sad hour. Remember PSALMS 23 and keep the FAITH ❤
Deborah L. Belcher
September 16, 2020
Wow...Sarah was one of the sweetest employees that I could have ever asked for as a Caregiver. She was always so soft spoken, gentle, and kind with the kids. I remember how calm she seemed to always matter how overwhelmed everyone else around her seemed to be. Her passion to serve others first despite her obstacles in live speaks so much volume. We can all be a better person by the unique legacy that she has left behind. Sarah, we will miss you but your work down here is stamped with Excellence. Rest up and I love you.
Annatte Thomas
September 15, 2020
You are an Angel in heaven now. May god keep his arms around this family. You are at peace now..
From the Thomas Family
Brenda Glover
September 15, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Avril Marshall
September 15, 2020
Sorry to hear of this tragic loss. May her daughters find comfort in the days and years to come knowing their mother's love, strength, courage, faith, and resolution. And may they channel these qualities in their own lives.
Victoria Lennon
September 15, 2020
Wow, my heart is touched! I never knew Ms Jackson but the pain is real. I’m the CEO of JPRGRADIO in Atlanta, Ga. I want to pledge my support to the brother and kids.
I send my condolences and many prayers that God will hold you up in this moment of tragedy.
Jonathan Young
September 15, 2020
As my tears roll down my face while writing this. I'm still is shock that you are no longer here. I been so emotional since my finding out of you passing. I do my best to think of all of the Happy time times we had when I met you in 2001. O my lawd we have been through soooo much. The hustle of seeing a beautiful person like you connect to me like glue to paper was a joy over all. You showed and taught me the rope of how GA works and I will never forget the support systems me and you had for them young ladies of your. Sarah Jackson your 4 hearts were taught by the greatest mom ever and I know from what you have instilled in them they will be OK. We always said that will never let our children lack the way we did as children and you have heroic showed that during your courageous save. I have to now realize that God has given you you're wings and its time for you to fly. I'll have to remember that this hurt & pain that I feel will never be forgotten, but your spirit will always live within my heart, because you are the best friend I've ever had. I love you so much. May your soul rest in peace.
your girl
Angela Thomas
September 15, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Rashee Shareef
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