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Harryett (Johnson) Jackson

February 26, 1933 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary

Harryett Johnson Jackson, was born on February 26, 1933, to Johnny Johnson and Hannah Johnson in Sylacauga, Alabama. She was called home to heaven on Sunday, October 3, 2021.She was preceded in death by her parents Johnny Johnson and Hannah Johnson, and her sister Ann Johnson.

Harryett was married to Willie F. Jackson for 62 years, to this union they were blessed with two children, Harryett Maenetta Jackson and Christopher Francis Jackson.

Harryett devoted her life to serving others; her family, students, church family, and community. As an educator for 38 years, with the last 28 years spent at Pinecrest Elementary School in Sylacauga, Harryett used her gifts and talents to broaden the hearts and minds of her children through creative teaching styles that helped many excel in math and reading enabling them to rank at the top of the class in test scores, making her classroom one of the most requested classes by many parents.

Harryett received her formal education from Talladega College, where she majored in Sociology and later received her Masters Degree in Education from Atlanta University. While at Talladega, Harryett became a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Harryett received Christ early in her life, she has been a long-time member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and has served in several capacities throughout her walk with Christ. At New Hope, Harryett was the first female to hold the office of Church Trustee. Additionally, she relished in her role of Sunday School Teacher where she was committed to spreading the Gospel of Christ and sharing her love for God. Harryett remained a devoted member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church until her final hour when she transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home.

Harryett was preceded in death by her parents Johnny Johnson and Hannah Johnson, and her sister Ann Johnson. Her legacy is left to live on through her husband (Willie F.) Jackson of Sylacauga, AL, her daughter Harryett Maenetta Jackson of Huntsville, AL, her son Christopher F. Jackson (Gina) of Atlanta, GA, her grandchildren Chris Rogers, Brandon Jackson, and Christopher Ian Jackson and a host of loving cousins, friends and other family members.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 9, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grace Memorial Chapel Funeral Home
220 East 3rd Street
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Celebration of Life
Sunday
October 10, 2021

2:00 PM
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
521 Old Fayetteville Rd
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Sunday
October 10, 2021

Hill Cemetery
Sylacauga
Sylacauga, AL 35151

Repast
Sunday
October 10, 2021

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Life Center
80 Bridge Ln
Sylacauga, AL 35151

Please note
The Celebration of Life will be held outside. Please feel free to bring your own chairs to accommodate seating. Social distance protocol and mask requirements will be in place.
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