Raymal "Rae" Jackson

April 18, 1928April 1, 2019

Raymal “Rae” Autry Jackson, 90 of Hickory passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Cambridge House Assisted Living in Hildebran.

Born on April 18, 1928 in Carroll County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Aus A. Autry and Ida May Hampton Autry.

Along with her parents, Raymal was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Richard E. Jackson; a sister, Berdie May Autry Barden; brother, Waldon Autry; half sister, Edna May and step-mother, Louise Barden Autry.

Survivors include; son, Richard E. Jackson II and wife, Stephanie; daughter, Jan Hayward and husband Mark; granddaughter, Kelley Hayward and significant other, Phillip Chapman II; great grandson, Aiden Hayward; half-brother, Dwayne Autry; half-sister, Dorothy Duncan and a number of extended family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Catawba Funeral Home at 6:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Brown officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Carolina Caring at 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be left at

The Jackson family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Carolina Caring


  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, April 4, 2019

Raymal "Rae" Jackson

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Kathy Alexander

April 3, 2019

Jan...Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. She was such a sweet person and the best roommate my mother had at Cambridge House. We know that you will miss her very much. Kathy and Don Alexander