OBITUARY

Estelle May Jackson

June 3, 1949May 6, 2018
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On June 3, 1949, a beautiful daughter was born to Mr. Decambrie and Agnes A. Robinson Whom they named Estelle.

At the young age of 13, Estelle left Jamaica and moved to London, England to join her older sister Amy and embark on a new journey of life. Dreaming of a life filled with opportunity and hope, Upon completing her schooling in London, Estelle soon found employment at a local solicitor's office.

On Christmas eve the year of 1970, Estelle attended a Christmas party where she met the love of her life and the man she would eventually marry....Rudolph Jackson Jr. To this union, three lovely children were born. Michael Anthony, Michelle Antoinette and Andre Bernard Jackson.

Motherhood was her calling, but her compassion and love extended way past that. Estelle decided to start a career in daycare. For over thirty years she ran a full service daycare from her home, where she taught and tended to the young and groomed several outstanding adults. She has had the wonderful opportunity of seeing several children that she had raised from near infancy, graduate college, get married and bear children of their own. She was a mother to dozens and a friend to all. Even years after leaving her care, children she had raised now grown adults would return to see her, keep her updated on their status of life, but most importantly to thank her for all the love, motivation and inspiration she had given them over the years.

In August of 2017, she and her family lost their home to the horrible wrath of hurricane Harvey. Leaving her and her family with virtually nothing, her and her husband made the difficult decision the leave their home in which they has raised their children to start fresh. Estelle and Rudy found and purchased a beautiful new home and were in the process of moving in and making it a home when her illness took hold. Even with her health deteriorating, she still managed to live and love with grace and beauty. She leaves behind her husband of 44 years Rudolph Jackson, her son Michael an accomplished commercial insurance agent, her daughter Michelle a professional dance instructor and choreographer and her youngest son Andre who is currently the Vice President of Hospitality for Caesar's Entertainment. She is survived by her precious grandchildren, Kaiyn and Kyren Jackson, Gene and Monica Diana Edwards, Samantha Rose-Marie Edwards, Mark E. Edwards, Darryl Lee Edwards and a host of other relatives.

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  • She leaves behind her husband of 44 years Rudolph Jackson, her son Michael an accomplished commercial insurance agent, her daughter Michelle a professional dance instructor and choreographer and her youngest son Andre who is currently the Vice President of Hospitality for Caesar's Entertainment. She is survived by her precious grandchildren, Kaiyn and Kyren Jackson, Gene and Monica Diana Edwards, Samantha Rose-Marie Edwards, Mark E. Edwards, Darryl Lee Edwards and a host of other relatives.

Services

25 May

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

American Heritage Funeral Home

Chapel

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77038

26 May

Celebration of Life

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Champion Forest Baptist Church

15555 Stuebner Airline Rd.
Houston, Texas 77069

26 May

Repass

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Champion Forest Baptist Church

15555 Stuebner Airline Rd.
Houston, Texas 77069

REMEMBERING

Estelle May Jackson

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Rosie Portales

May 15, 2018

Here is to you Estelle "Blossom" My neighbor my friend and my family member by adoption, You and Rudy have been a true blessing to our family as you took us as part of your family. You helped raised my son as he was so loved by you. It is always a good feeling knowing my son never wanted to go home. He would cry and did not want to leave you. You would tell me when you took him out he would call you mama and the stares you would get. You would just smile. You were always here for me no matter what I needed you would listen and give positive advise. Always uplifting and never a negative thing to say about anyone and never judging. You will always be remembered by our family as a very kind loving soul who loved music and dancing. Love you always heaven has truly gained an angel.
Rosie Portales

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