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Lily May Jackson


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Lily May Jackson Obituary
Mrs. Lily May Jackson

Lily May Jackson, was born in Eatontown, NJ on May 3, 1917 to the late Madison and Cynthia Ruffin. She departed this earthly life on January 14, 2017 at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey.

Lily attended the Eatontown and Red Bank Public School systems. She was a member of Mt. Zion A.M.E Zion Church in Eatontown, NJ. She was the oldest member and served as a Stewardess and a member of the Gospel Chorus for many years. She was employed at Riverview Hospital in housekeeping.

Lily was a loving mother who loved to play the piano at home and for the church. She also loved taking day trips to Atlantic City and to the race track.

Lily was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Emory Jackson, Sr., three sons Douglas Thornton, Ralph Jackson, Jr., Robert Jackson and grandson Michael Lee Jackson.

Lily leaves to mourn her loss: Her three daughters, Patricia Hetherington (Frank) of Tinton Falls, NJ; Thelma Harris of Salisbury, NC and Rebecca Frazer of Shrewsbury Township, NJ. One son, Harold Jackson Sr. (Rochelle) of Eatontown, NJ. Sixteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and five great—great—grandchildren and a host of loving relative and friends.

Viewing will be held from 10:00am until 12:00pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church located at 271 South St in Eatontown, NJ. The funeral will begin at 12:00pm. Jackson Funeral Home located at 242 Neptune Blvd, Neptune City, NJ is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 19, 2017
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