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Mary Elizabeth Jackson

Lilesville, NC - Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 80, passed on January 2, 2018. She was born September 3, 1937 to the Late Cleveland and Elizabeth Liles and was raised in Lilesville, NC. Mary relocated to New Jersey and met the love of her life, Sgt. James E. Jackson, and together they raised their three children in Sunshine Village in Neptune. After establishing their family in Neptune, Mary drove a school bus for Neptune Township School District. Prior, she worked at Asbury Park's well-remembered Bunce and Carter Pharmacy on Springwood Avenue. Mary also chartered fondly remembered bus trips for

Atlantic City and the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bingo Halls. Mary spent her final years with a loving community of friends and caretakers at Heartfields Assisted Living of Bowie, MD. She enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and cooking. Mary was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her son, Theodore Anthony Jackson.

To cherish her memory she leaves her daughters, Carolyn L. Massey of MD; Min. Michelle N. Benjamin of NJ; five grandchildren, James B. Massey Jr. of MD; Marissa E. Massey of MD; Gaelle V. Benjamin of NJ; Jaylon E. Benjamin of NJ; and Courtney Benjamin of NJ. Mary also leaves a host of cousins, extended family, and close friends to celebrate her memory.

Family and friends are invited to a 9-10:30am viewing and a 10:30am funeral service on Sat. 01/13/2018 at Ely Funeral Home in Neptune followed by a graveside service at Monmouth Memorial Park in Tinton Falls. Full obituary and condolences available at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 10, 2018
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