Carol Jackson

August 15, 1955January 1, 2019
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Carol Jackson, 63, of Clarksburg, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Franklin County due to flash flooding. Carol was born on August 15, 1955 to Cleon & Lila (Glynn) Schwarz in Palmer, Nebraska. Carol received a Bachelor’s in Christian Education from Nebraska Christian College and a Masters of Religious Education from Cincinnati Christian University. Carol married Jerran Jackson on June 3, 1977 in Palmer, Nebraska and they have been married for 41 years. Carol served alongside her husband Jerran with Clarksburg Christian Church. Carol and Jerran were blessed with six children: Joel (& Becca) Jackson, Mikaela (& Josh) Taylor, Krista Jackson, Lareesa (& Joel) McMonigle, Nashana (& Bryan) Meese, and Jathan Jackson, all of whom survive. Carol & Jerran were also blessed with one Granddaughter, Karis Alētheia Jackson and Grandbaby Meese on the way. Also surviving are her Parents, Cleon and Lila Schwarz and Siblings, Rhonda (Al) Juve, Kirk (Deb) Schwarz, and Colleen (Dr. Dave) Paine.

A reception style visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 in the Clarksburg Christian Church Family Center at 6708 N County Road 700 E, Clarksburg, IN 47225 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the main church building. Rev. Steve Yeaton and Rev. Mark Vice will be officiating. Burial will be private at the Clarksburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Clarksburg Christian Church, National Bible Bowl, or to the Miyazaki Bible House. Online condolences can be made to the family at


  • Cleon Schwarz, Father
  • Lila Schwarz, Mother
  • Jerran Jackson, Husband
  • Joel (Becca) Jackson, Son
  • Mikaela (Josh) Taylor, Daughter
  • Krista Jackson, Daughter
  • Lareesa (Joel) McMonigle, Daughter
  • Nashana (Bryan) Meese, Daughter
  • Jathan Jackson, Son
  • Karis Aletheia Jackson, Grandchild
  • Baby Meese, Grandchild on the way
  • Rhonda (Al) Juve, Sister
  • Kirk (Deb) Schwarz, Brother
  • Colleen (Dr. Dave) Paine, Sister

  • Joel Jackson
  • Jathan Jackson
  • Josh Taylor
  • Joel McMonigle
  • Bryan Meese
  • Kirk Schwarz

  • Clarksburg Christian Church
  • National Bible Bowl
  • Miyazaki Bible House


  • Reception Style Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019

Carol Jackson

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Connie Schneiderheinz Wyman

January 17, 2019

So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. We went to high school together. She was always so kind and sweet. May she fly with the angels. And may god comfort her entire family. So glad you have all of the wonderful photos for your memories. Rest in peace Carol. Prayers are with you all.
Connie Schneiderheinz Wyman

Cathy Bryant

January 5, 2019

Years ago Carol sent me to Cincinnati to the National Bible Bowl office to pick up some supplies for her kids and the beginner bowl team. She asked for several texts, once used cards and twice used cards for her family. I honored her request but while waiting for Josiah Gorman to fill the order I was feeling bad for the children that she ordered once used and twice used cards for. Surely if I gave him a few more dollars those children could have new cards and not used ones or heaven forbid twice cards. I learned a lot since then about bible bowl.

Pam Eubanks

January 5, 2019

I loved getting to know Carol during the time I started my grad school work at CCU. I was also the head resident of Rhine Hall and lived in the apartment which came with the job. Carol was able to stay in my spare bedroom when she was doing her grad classes. She made her family pancake recipe one time for breakfast. I still have her pancake recipe!! I also remember her cheery laugh! God be with you til we meet again!

Danita Gross

January 5, 2019

My daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Robin Smith, were at our house when they heard about Carol. It was shocking, devastating news and my heart grieved with them. I remember meeting Carol and your precious family at several of the National Bible Bowl competitions. My husband, Ken, and I are praying for all the family. Our Father God will carry you through this difficult journey. May you find comfort in knowing you will be reunited.

Jim Brown

January 4, 2019

I have nothing but great memories of both of you from the days at NCC, unfortunately our pathes haven't crossed often since. I just found out about Carol this evening and want you to know you're in my prayers.

Nina Smith

January 4, 2019

Dear Jerran & Family
My sincere condolences & prayers during this difficult time
Nina Smith
(Bonnie Gilaspy’s niece)

Don Gordon

January 3, 2019

To ALL of Carol's family: Because of your trust in the Lord, I know that God will comfort your hearts as you go through this time. There is no doubt He will provide what you need hour by hour because she was His child here on earth and is now rejoicing in His presence.
P.S. I am sooo thankful for the memories of those 4 years with the Schwarz family there in Palmer / my first ministry. Carol would have been about 8 yrs. old when we went there. How I do thank God for the those four years there and for the wonderful example of servant hearts that I saw in you, Cleon and Lila!
Love and prayers! Don

Rodella Speer

January 3, 2019

I don't know how to say how this lady will be missed, in so many ways we will miss her. Memories are so many. when our garden starts yielding so much produce what will we do with, I could always call Carol and she would find a use or knew who could. When I could not figure out exactly how a song was to be played I could always call Carol. She played while I lead singing for a revival at our church, we worked so good together and the week went by so quickly. We had so much fun, she commented "I know just what and how you are going to do a song, we are naturals at this." Heaven has gained a beautiful voice for the heavenly choir. I could vision the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and all the angels in heaven putting their arms around her and rejoicing.

Lavelle Thompson

January 3, 2019

I didn’t have the chance to meet Mrs. Jackson except for a few times, however I went to school with her daughter Lareesa and we graduated together at CCU; she is still one of my closest friends. I would hear stories about their mom and how deeply impactful she was to her children. I always told Lareesa she was something so special and I see where she got it from. My prayers are with you and the family! We love you Lareesa!

Lavelle and Moriah Thompson

Vonnie Skaggs

January 3, 2019

Sadly, I never had the chance to meet Carol, but knowing her remarkable daughters Lareesa and Neshana and hearing them talk about her allowed me a glimpse of this special woman, wife and mother.
I was deeply saddened to hear about this family's loss and my prayers and thoughts are with them at this time. May you all know the deep and comforting peace of God during this time.