OBITUARY

Barbara A Jackson

January 5, 1934July 19, 2018
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Barbara A. Jackson, 84, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2018.

Barbara was born on January 5, 1934, in Rockford, Illinois. Shortly after completing her schooling, she began her career as a flight attendant for Braniff Airlines, where she served passengers with her beautiful smile and warm personality (even President Truman would ask specifically for her on his flights). In 1957, Barbara married Robert C. Jackson in Rockford, Illinois. In 1958, Barbara became a mother when the joy of her life, Lauri, was born. In 1960, her son Jon, the pride of her life, was born. In 1968, Barbara moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida where her family lived. While in Ft. Pierce, she worked in the medical field as a phlebotomist, owned a dog grooming shop, worked for FP&L and the U.S. Post Office. She also enjoyed her job at the Shopper and loved living in the same building as she worked so she could be close to her children when they arrived home from school. She cared for her grandparents and parents as they ended their journey here on earth. After retiring, she and her cousin Kathy migrated north to Palm Bay, Melbourne, Deltona and Debary.

Nearly everyone that met Barbara was drawn to her warm heart. She always managed to see the good in everyone. Everyone knew Barbara's proudest achievement in life was being a mom and grandmother. She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and her happiest moments were those shared with them. Second to her love of her family was her love for all animals. Barbara's many, many animals were family to her and she loved them as unconditionally as her children and grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Lauri (Don) Davenport of Lake Mary, Florida; son Jon (Claudia) Jackson of Fort Pierce, Florida; grandchildren Adam Davenport, Ben Davenport, Andrew (Katelyn) Davenport, and Tori Jackson; nephew Allen (Kiy) Abrahamson and their daughters Tealia and Leelu, cousin Kathy Nelson, cousin Maureen Pierson and her daughters Laura and Rachel.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Geraldine and George Abrahamson, her grandparents Harry and Louise Tuttle, her brother Dale Abrahamson, sister-in-law Billie Sue Abrahamson, and cousin Donna Bennyhoff.

Barbara’s funeral service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 6026 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Florida. Viewing will be held at 11:30 am preceding the funeral service. Burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA (aspca.org) in memory of Barbara Jackson (email recipient: lauridavenport13@gmail.com)

  • FAMILY

  • George Abrahamson, Father
  • Geraldine Tuttle Abrahamson, Mother
  • Harry Tuttle, Grandfather
  • Louise Tuttle, Grandmother
  • Dale Abrahamson, Brother
  • Billie Sue Abrahamson, Sister-in-law
  • Donna Bennyhoff, Cousin
  • Lauri Davenport, Daughter
  • Don Davenport, Son-in-law
  • Jon Jackson, Son
  • Claudia Jackson, Daughter-in-law
  • Adam Davenport, Grandchild
  • Ben Davenport, Grandchild
  • Andrew Davenport, Grandchild
  • Katelyn Davenport, Grand-Daughter-in-Law
  • Tori Jackson, Grandchild
  • Allen Abrahamson, Nephew
  • Kiy Abrahamson, Niece in law
  • Tealia Abrahamson, Great Niece
  • Leelu Abrahamson, Great Niece
  • Kathy Nelson, Cousin
  • Maureen Pierson, Cousin
  • Laura Pierson, Second Cousin
  • Rachel Pierson, Second Cousin
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jon Jackson
  • Allen Abrahamson
  • Don Davenport
  • Adam Davenport
  • Ben Davenport
  • Andrew Davenport

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Gathering Friday, July 27, 2018
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Ellen Jones

August 1, 2018

I had heard so much about Barbara from Lauri over the years, and it was a real honor to finally get to meet her on my last trip to Florida a few years ago. She was so delighted with the English biscuits I took for her (lemon curd flavor I think!) and was so welcoming to me in what was then her relatively new apartment.

The mental imprint I came away with was how incredibly lucky she was to have to have a daughter who was so dedicated and selfless in ensuring her ongoing well-being and happiness, and that I'd feel truly blessed to have someone looking out for me like that when I too grew old.

Sending all my love,
Ellen xx

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"Barbie" What sweet little cousin of Mine.

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