Ann Woolsey Jackson

June 2, 1927June 17, 2018

Mrs. Ann Woolsey Jackson, age 91, of Rome, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at her home after a brief illness.

She was born June 2, 1927, in Woolsey, Fayette County, Georgia. She was daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Annie Fendley Woolsey of Fayette County, Georgia. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Rome First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jackson was a 1944 graduate of Fayette County High School, and a graduate of North Georgia (Junior) College, Dahlonega, Georgia in December of 1945. She majored in business subjects and after graduation worked as a steno/secretary in the Atlanta area.

On June 29, 1946 Dorothy Ann Woolsey was married to Calvin Reese Jackson in the Winship Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Several months later they moved to Rome and established Jackson Typewriter Company, a dealership for Royal Typewriters and later Victor Business Machines. Mrs. Jackson worked intermittently in the business as secretary/bookkeeper until the business was sold in 1988.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Marguerite Alrutz of Kirkwood, MO, and by two brothers, Thomas Woolsey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Joseph Woolsey of Marietta, GA. Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Reese Jackson; three daughters, Jean (Neal) Brumbeloe of LaGrange, Ellen (Joe) Clary of Valdosta, Teresa (Bill) Roby of Marietta; six grandchildren, Reesa (Brian) Woodman of Marietta, Ben (Katie) Clary of Albany, Jeffrey Brumbeloe of Atlanta, William Roby, Jr. and his wife Lin Geng of Ballground, Kim (Tyler) Willett of Valdosta, Edward (Meghan) Roby of Douglasville; six great grandchildren, Mason and Gray Clary, Erin Roby, Lauren, Caleb and Ava Grey Woodman.

A service for Mrs. Jackson will be held Thursday June 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Rome, with Rev. Matt Duvall and Dr. Floyd Roebuck officiating. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of First Baptist, Thursday, from 10:00 A.M. until the funeral hour. Interment will follow at the Woolsey Cemetery in Fayette County, Georgia at 3:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society, 3380 Chastain Meadows Pkwy, NW, Suite 200, Kennesaw, GA. 30144, or to the television ministry of Rome First Baptist Church, 100 East 4th Ave. Rome, GA. 30161.

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  • Charles Thomas Woosley, Father
  • Annie Bryant Woolsey, Mother
  • Marguerite Alrutz, Sister
  • Thomas Woolsey, Brother
  • Joseph Woolsey, Brother
  • Reese Jackson, Husband
  • Jean Brumbeloe, Daughter
  • Neal Brumbeloe, Son-in-law
  • Ellen Clary, Daughter
  • Joe Clary, Son-in-Law
  • Teresa Roby, Daughter
  • Bill Roby, Son-in-Law
  • Reesa Woodman, Granddaughter
  • Brian Woodman, Grandson-in-Law
  • Ben Clary, Grandson
  • Katie Clary, Granddaughter-in-Law
  • Jeffrey Brumbeloe, Grandson
  • William Roby Jr., Grandson
  • Lin Roby, Granddaughter-in-Law
  • Kim Willett, Granddaughter
  • Tyler Willett, Grandson-in-Law
  • Edward Roby, Grandson
  • Meghan Roby, Granddaughter-in-Law
  • Mason Clary, Great Grandchild
  • Gray Clary, Great Grandchild
  • Erin Roby, Great Grandchild
  • Lauren Woodman, Great Grandchild
  • Caleb Woodman, Great Grandchild
  • Ava Grey Woodman, Great Grandchild


  • Receiving Friends Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • First Baptist Chapel Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ann Woolsey Jackson

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Mack and Jan Toles

June 21, 2018

Ann was such a lovely person and always had a smile. We were privileged to know her when we resided in Rome, GA and attended Rome First Baptist Church. We also fondly remember some great boating trips with the Rome Power Squadron with you . Reese, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Debra Bailey

June 19, 2018

Dear Mr. Jackson & Jackson Family,

My name is Debra Slaughter Bailey. My father, Fred Slaughter, worked at Jackson Typewriter company for several years. He loved and thought the world of your family. I always enjoyed it when he would take us by. They always treated us children with such love & kindness. Daddy has been in the presence of Our Dear Heavenly Father for 14 years and Mom for 2 years. I know they are rejoicing in Mrs. Jackson being welcomed in to Heaven. My thoughts & prayers remain with your family. Love in Christ, Debra Slaughter Bailey