June 10, 1949 – June 5, 2020
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road. Camerado, I give you my hand! I give you my love more precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law; Will you give me yourself? will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live? - Song Of The Open Road by Walt Whitman
Louise Jackson (70), was born in Jersey City, NJ on June 10, 1949 and lived most of her adult life in New York, NY, Newport Beach, CA and Myrtle Beach, SC. She completed her journey home after a long battle with cancer surrounded by her family in Toms River, NJ on June 5, 2020.
Louise previously worked as the Director of Risk Management for New York Shipping Association in NYC before her retirement. She enjoyed music, playing backgammon/Ms. Pacman/pinball, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones, especially all of her grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Anna (Cordts) Jackson, and sisters, Edna and MaryAnn Jackson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Joseph Coons, her eight grandchildren, Hailey Raimondo-Coons, Mason Neglia, Cheyenne Coons, Taryn Coons, Nathan Coons, Spencer Raimondo, Conner Raimondo, Brice Raimondo, her large extended family and her many dear/close friends.
Gone to soon, she we will be remembered by many and carried in our hearts always! We love you mom/Lulu!!
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June 24, 2020
We were blessed to know Louise (Lulu) and have lovely memories of the kid’s school years, birthdays and holidays we were able to enjoy together. She was such a kind and thoughtful friend to everyone in our family. She was truly loved and will be missed. About nine years ago, she shared this copy of the Desiderata with us and I thought she’d probably like us to pass it on, as well.
June 22, 2020
I loved my conversations with Lulu! At one time , we were both young gals working in NYC, and though we didn’t know each other then, we shared our mutual memories of the city. Lulu was a vivacious person with so much energy. In spite of health issues, she uplifted people around her. My family grieves with you at her passing. Her laughter was infectious, her love for her family was obvious. Love and Peace.
Hannah Draeger Ross
June 21, 2020
I was friends with Louise for over 40 years--what a woman, what a great friend. Louise was smart, funny, down-to-earth, and always there in my time(s) of need. I could not have asked for a better friend and will ever be thankful she was in my life.
I also admired Louise greatly for her courage in the face of her cancer the last few years. She never complained and always put the best face on it. We should all be so brave.
To quote one of my songs, which Louise listened to with generosity and thoughtfulness, "Deep in my heart, there is life ever-lasting/And love without end.
Wonderful, wonderful Louise, your spirit will live on in us forever
June 15, 2020
I met Louise from cleaning her home and her grandson and my daughter went to school together many years ago! Lulu, as she was better known as, became more than just a customer throughout the years! We shared many conversations about life after I got done with my cleanings, we'd spend an extra he just chit chatting! She talked about trips she'd taken and people she'd met who touched her heart! But most of her talks included her grandchildren! Oh how she loved the kids dearly and treasured any time spent with them!
She always wore her heart on her sleeve and was such a caring lady. Lulu, I loved you then, I love you now and you will be loved for as long as I live! Your memory will live on in my heart for many years to come! Glad you are at peace now and one day we shall meet again, God willing!
June 15, 2020
Lulu was very caring and fun to be with. We shared being grandmas to 5 wonderful kids. When we visited from Michigan we always had “our day” together to go to lunch , shop and just talk about our lives. I always looked forward to our times together. You wii
Be missed Lulu by all who you touched in your life. Rest In Peace friend 💜
June 15, 2020
I had met Lulu when I was just in middle school and I had dated her grandson Mason. All I can say is that she was a beautiful, caring, and considerate woman who was like a second grandma to me. I always looked forward to seeing her when I was with the Coons family. You will be greatly missed Lulu!