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Jennifer Sue Jackson

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Jennifer Sue Jackson, known as “Ninnie” to all who loved her best, was born Dec. 1, 1956, in Taylor, the daughter of Velma Lucille Self and Jesse Woodrow Jackson. She lived with her mother Velma Jackson, her father Jesse Woodrow Jackson and two siblings Randall Wayne Jackson and Deborah Carolyn Jackson in the Houston area until she graduated from M.B. Smiley High School in May of 1974.
After high school, she attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and received her Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Dec. 15, 1979. She also attended UT Austin for a semester. She did her student teaching at Kennard High School in Kennard and then returned to M.B. Smiley High School in Houston where she taught high school English from 1980 to 1984.
In 1984 she moved to Arlington and began her 20-year tenure at Midlothian High School, where she taught English, Psychology and Sociology and served as the Debate Coach and UIL Coordinator.
She was a well-loved, dedicated and respected teacher. She could often be found spending her weekends with her family, reading a book at home, or at UIL tournaments with her “children.”
In December of 2005, Jennifer retired from her teaching position in Midlothian to move to Mabank and care for her mother Velma until Velma’s death in December of 2008.
Jennifer was a treasured sister, aunt, friend and mentor who loved spending time with her family and friends, most especially her grand-nephews, Case and Carter. She wanted more than anything to impart her love of reading to them, so she would buy children’s books and spend their time together reading.
Jennifer remained in Mabank until her passing but could often be found returning to Mansfield and Midlothian to visit her family and friends.
Having reached the age of 64 years, Jennifer peacefully slipped away from this world during the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. She will be missed tremendously, but her impact will be lasting and the memories she left us with will never fade. She was a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Jennifer leaves behind her brother Randy Jackson and wife Doris of Thornton, Colo., sister Debbie Hale of Mansfield, nieces Jamie Hansen and husband Sean of Boulder, Colo., Sarah Hutchison and husband Chad of Mansfield and Lauren Witt of Grand Prairie, nephew Brian Jackson and wife Audrey of San Diego, Calif. and her grand-nephews Case Wyatt Hutchison and Carter Teague Hutchison of Mansfield.
Funeral services were held Nov. 22, 2021.

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