Lisa Marian Sheedy

August 10, 1956January 18, 2021

COLUMBIA - Lisa M. Jackson Sheedy, 64, of Columbia passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was a daughter of the late Alfred B. Jackson, Jr. and Constance H. Jackson, both of Chicopee, Massachusetts. She is survived by her son Michael B., and her loving husband, Jack, of Columbia, a step-daughter, Cara Anaya of Clinton, New Jersey, and a step-son, Patrick M. Sheedy of Passaic, New Jersey. She is also survived by a sister, Laura A. Jackson of Berlin, New Hampshire and a brother, Laurence J. Jackson of Springfield, Massachusetts. She had 3 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a dear extended family of aunts and cousins from Massachusetts to California. She was predeceased by a sister, Lois C. Vandeburg, of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Lisa was a U.S Army veteran, and when she departed uniformed service in 1983, she began working as a civilian employed for the Army. She retired in 2006, culminating her career as the first female director at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the Director of Information Management. Lisa was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, and lived with the effects of this incurable brain disease until being overcome by COVID-19. For information about Multiple Sclerosis, or to make a donation, contact the National MS Society.

She will be entombed in Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 12:00 noon on Monday, February 15, 2021. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


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Kathie Fleury (Danie)

January 20, 2021

I met Lisa when we were just kids. My father and her father were police officers and partners. I remember spending a lot of time at her house laughing so hard we would cry. If you knew Lisa she was not a fashionista and loved comfy jeans and tops. So picture her being recruited by her mother to model in a fashion show sponsored by the Police Wives Association. We went to a fitting for clothes and they put her in a mini dress with frilly sleeves and white go go boots. I definitely will never forget that sight.