Louise S. Jackson
August 10, 1928 - January 4, 2021
There will be a celebration of life memorial for Louise S. Jackson on Saturday, July 24th at 11:00 at Palo Alto Church of Christ, 3119 N. Hwy. 231 Panama City, FL. Friends, family, and past customers of the old Jackson Drugs in Springfield are welcomed to come and celebrate her life full of love and laughter. Just bring yourself, casual attire.
Louise SeDessie Jackson, a longtime resident of Panama City, was called home to glory on Monday, January 4, 2021 following complications of COVID-19. She was born in Bunnell, Florida on August 10, 1928 to Charles Samuel SeDessie and Elizabeth Susan Mercer. After graduating from Bunnell High School, she married and had 3 sons, eventually moving to Panama City in 1961. They attended Cove Baptist Church where she was very active, serving on their building committee and teaching Sunday School. As her sons got older, she began working at Jackson Drugs in Springfield, where she was a beloved member of the community. She married the love of her life, John P. Jackson and became co-owner/operator of the drug store where they worked tirelessly to provide professional and compassionate service to all of their loyal customers for over 30 years. John and Louise went on to build an A-frame house on Callaway Bayou for their blended family that would become one of the most recognizable houses in the East Bay to this day. She loved to entertain, was the matriarch and heart of her neighborhood, always showing endless hospitality and offering her frank words of wisdom to so many who sat in her back kitchen over coffee. She was an accomplished cook, decorator, loved the water, traveling, spending time with friends and family and playing with her grandchildren, dogs and cats over the years. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Jackson; her son, Rick Harris; her brother John F. Clements; and her parents. She is survived by remaining sons, Ron Harris (Auburn), Jeff Harris (Helen), Jay Jackson (Lindy), Buck Jackson (Kelly), and a daughter, Lea Jackson (Steve.) She was Nana Banana to seven grandchildren, SeDessie Harris (Mike), Elodie Harris Wacaster (Todd), Michael Harris, Kyle Farris (Kim), Christian Harris (Gabby), Morgan Harris (Matt), and Sallee Jett. She was a proud great grandmother to seven great-grands and an Aunt and friend to a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, close friends and exceptional neighbors. Louise was truly an extraordinary soul, a lover of life, people and especially her family. She was beloved by so many and will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure of knowing her. Her family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff of Emerald Shores Health and Rehabilitation Center, especially the fine nurses and CNAs who made it a loving home for her final years. Due to COVID restrictions, a celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date to be determined. Remembrances may be made in Louise S. Jackson's name to Emerald Coast Hospice at emeraldcoasthospice.org
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Published by Panama City News Herald from Jul. 22 to Jul. 23, 2021.