Peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018 resident of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Cincinnati, OH. Devoted wife of Bishop, Harry R. Jackson, Jr.; loving mother of Joni M. and Elizabeth R. Jackson; daughter of Evelyn Alexander-Booker and the late Henry Thomas. Also survived by one sister, Evelyn Yates of Cincinnati, OH and one brother, Gregory Alexander of Cincinnati, OH; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation with family will be held on Friday April 13, at 9 a.m. celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, 600 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD. Interment Maryland National Cemetery, Laurel, MD. Services entrusted to J. B.  
Published by The Washington Post on Apr. 8, 2018.
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My prayers are with the family. Knowing that she is at peace and with the Lord bring joy to our hearts because we will see her again.
Jacqueline Crudup
April 13, 2018
My deepest sympathy; I too know pain. Love you, love is strong then death. My prayers are with the family.
Antoinette Green
April 13, 2018
My condolences to Bishop Jackson and family. May the peace, love, and comfort of the Holy Spirit surround you during this time.
Claudia Thomas
April 13, 2018
Dear Harry and family, I have such fond memories of both you and Michelle from our childhood days. May God grant you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Donna Shambley Ebron
April 11, 2018
Being extremely grateful to my Lord for the honor to meet such a wonderful woman of God. Her teaching, encouragement and zeal for life, will always be celebrated. Hasta pronto, Pastor Michelle!
Maria C. Antola
April 11, 2018
My life was impacted by every word spoken to me. You will be missed! Forever
Roxanne Ford
April 11, 2018
Dr. Vivian was such an inspiration. She demonstrated meekness and compassion in such a powerful way. When I was unsure how to be a strong women leader while being loving all I needed to do was remember her carriage. She walked with such authority and humility and has forever marked my life. And because I know mentor others her legacy is multiplied that much more. She really was an example women, and though I did not see her regularly her impact has been and will continue to be life-changing.
Nanette Dukes
April 11, 2018
Love You First lady.
Cynthia Archer
April 10, 2018
I was so blessed to be invited into her space. We talked frequently, mostly about how to fix her computer, or how to do that social media stuff. She ministered to me in so many small ways, I usually didn't realize it until later as I pondered our conversations. I will so miss those 2am texts from her, asking for help. Much Love to Bishop Jackson and family.
April 9, 2018
Praying for you family. She will be so miss!
Linda & George Ford
April 9, 2018
Pastor Michelle has definitely impacted my life as a Woman of God and mother. She taught me how to practically live out my faith loud and to an effective mother. She was one of the voices that God used in my life mightily to cause change and increase. I will never forget the Mentoring Groups for few selected women and the impartation of wisdom and knowledge. I loved the no non sense way, but yet tender. I will never forget the time we spent together as group taking a sessions on Painting 101 at Professor's home on Sundays and then having dinner. Your selfless and down to earth personality will never be forgotten. It has always been an honor to be in you presence. She One of coolest Pastor's Wives I have ever known.
Sheryl Long
April 9, 2018
Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort care for you during this time of mourning. He will comfort your hearts and make you strong. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
April 9, 2018
One of the best teachers and orators
I have ever known. She will be greatly missed in the earth. Looking
forward to seeing her again.

Love, Pastor Jacqueline Tyson
Citadel of Prayer
Bowie, MD
April 9, 2018
Pastor V. Michele made a great impact on the lives of people that have a desire to grow in God. Her transparency encouraged us in such a way to bring healing in our walk with Him. She will be missed.
Grace Garvin
April 9, 2018
Dr.Vivian was a no nonsense person when it came down to the word of God. She encouraged many people especially women and encouraged us to be a better version of ourselves. Dr.Vivian was a big advocate for education and many other things.
Dr. V, you will be missed dearly!!
Angela Sackey
April 7, 2018
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