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Gabrielle Barbara Jackson

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Gabrielle Barbara Jackson Obituary
January 9, 1968 - April 9, 2016 Gabrielle Barbara Jackson, a resident of Torrance, CA, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Born in Fullerton, California, Gabrielle was 48 at the time of her death. Gabrielle grew up in Whittier, California, the youngest of a family of seven children. She attended St. Gregory the Great Elementary School and St. Paul High School, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University at Fullerton. She is survived by her beloved son, Robert Villa, Jr., and five siblings. Gabrielle was called "Gabby" by her friends and "Dolly" by her family, revealing the great affection felt for her by those who knew her. She was a force of nature; a fierce ally and a loyal friend. Her quick wit and sharp intellect could move you to laugh harder than you thought possible. Even as she battled cancer, she never lost the ability to make everyone around her laugh. Gabrielle was a selfless person who looked out for her friends and family. She was an intellectual with the humor of Joan Rivers, whom she adored. Gabrielle's beautiful smile paired with her emerald green eyes gave her a beauty everyone was attracted to. Her personality made you feel so warm and loved that being around her was something special. Despite the past year of hardship, she still kept a positive attitude throughout, a testament to her character. She has left such a great imprint of love with so many people that she will be always remembered and deeply missed. She had a special bond with her son, Robbie, and had such a generous nature and open mind that her home was often a haven and gathering place for Robbie and his friends. Gabrielle loved Howard Stern (only the early years), Jay Thomas, margaritas, stand-up comedy, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and her dog Smokey, but she loved nothing or no one more than her son, Robbie. During her 13 month illness, Robbie was always at her side. Services will be private.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2016
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