Maxine Berteaux Jackson

December 2, 1937October 6, 2016

Maxine Marie Berteaux Jackson, age 79, died on October 6th, 2016, in Northridge, California.

On December 2, 1937 McNiel and Mildred Berteaux gave birth to Maxine. They lived in Uptown New Orleans on Clara St then Loyola St. She grew up a member of Holy Ghost Parish, St. Catherine Siena and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Maxine attended and graduated from Xavier Prep High and Xavier University class of 57. While at Xavier University she met and married the love of her life Joseph Jackson a football, basketball, and track standout athlete. Soon after they relocated to Los Angeles, California where they both worked as teachers and enjoyed their family of eight children.

Maxine was a teacher for 20 plus years at Mulholland Jr. High in the Math Department. As a popular teacher, she was extremely considerate of her students’ needs; she attended numerous math workshops, classes, and conventions. She was active in the Math Department and she extended her time in other school activities including DHH (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) Department, student/teacher counseling, and an advocate for student’s rights and responsibilities and the School Advisory Council. She helped guide the school towards a better overall working environment for all.

Maxine was a proud Xavier alumni who was very active and popular. But most of all she was a very church and family oriented mother who had an endless amount of friends who enjoyed her company and love of life. She enjoyed See’s Candy, Black History, Jazz, sign language and anything her kids were doing.

She and Joseph, on their quest for a dozen kids, had 11 children together, including 3 who died in infancy. She is survived by her 7 children ( with names that include 7 letter, begin with a D and double N’s in the middle) Danneil Jackson and wife Luz Johnson ( New Mexico/Texas), Dennita Rogers and husband Michael Rogers( Los Angeles, Ca); and their two children Miles and Marcus Rogers, Dunndra Jackson (Dallas, Texas), Denneth Jackson (Los Angeles, Ca), Dannton Jackson and wife Sion Jackson (New Orleans, La), Dennard Jackson and wife Leah Jackson (Los Angeles, Ca) and their two children Xzavier and Logan Jackson, and Dannvil Jackson (Norfork, Va). She is preceded in death by her daughter Donnett Winfrey Thorton (Los Angeles, Ca. She had three children Diana Winfrey, Jenniver Winfree, and LaKisha Winfrey, and two great grandchildren Jeremy Winfrey and Leonie Cruz (Los Angeles, CA). She also has numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members.

A funeral is scheduled for Thursday October 13 at 10am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. The reception will follow…. Her burial will be in New Orleans Saturday, Oct. 15th at the Rhodes Funeral Home 3933 Washington Ave, 70125

11:00pm-12:30pm Visitation 12:30pm Procession to Cemetery 01:30pm Grave Site Burial Address to Cemetery St. Vincent Cemetery #2 1950 Soniat Street New Orleans, LA 70115

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Maxine’s life.

The family would like to thank all for your prayers and assistance during this time. Flowers and cards can be sent to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Reseda at 18115 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335.



  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 13, 2016


  • Interment


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Marva Parks Pattillo

October 14, 2016

To all of Maxine's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren:

My deepest sympathy on this occasion. My family and I lived near Maxine in New Orleans and two of us were her classmates at Xavier Prep and Xavier University. So we shared many memorable experiences.

After Maxine and I both left New Orleans, distance kept us from seeing each other often but we remained in contact through my two sisters who lived in California.

Please know that we, and many others, are praying that God will bless and comfort you in this difficult time.

October 13, 2016

When people asked: Why does God allow suffering? What is the purpose of the earth? Why do people die? The only way you can fully grasp the true answers to these questions is let the scripture reach your heart. Psalms 1:2, Genesis 3:1-6 and Matthew 24:14