ALBANY -- Joanne Marie Jackson was born to Henry and Gertrude Jackson of Albany, GA. She was educated in the Dougherty County School System where she graduated from Dougherty Comprehensive High School. After graduating she attended Albany Technical School and Darton College in Albany, she worked at the Albany Television Station. Then she worked as a Registrar at Phoebe Putney Hospital before retiring.

On Sunday, July 22,2012, surrounded by her adoring family, Joanne Marie Jackson was called home to be with our Lord. She was born on June 19,1955 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by one brother, Henry L. Jackson, Jr.

Joanne leaves to cherish her memories: parents, Henry and Gertrude Jackson, daughter Kisha (Samuel) Phillips; granddaughter, Rain; grandson, Skyler (due September 27,2012) all of Temecula, CA; two brothers, Steven (Maria) Jackson of Spring, TX, David (Nancy) Jackson of San Antonio, TX, and two sisters; Brenda Jackson and Valerie (Andrew) Hughlett all of Albany; three aunts, Rosie Venable, Gwen Venable and Faye Venable all of Highland, CA, numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins. Joanne is also deeply treasured by many friends.

Joanne spent many years traveling the world as a military dependent with her parents. She also loved vacationing with her niece, Shaun and daughter, Kisha. Most recently, she had returned from visiting her daughter and granddaughter in California. Over the last several years she had traveled to many different places; such as Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Texas, the Bahamas, and Jamaica.

Most recently Joanne's pride and joy was spending time with her granddaughter, Rain and preparing for the arrival of her grandson, Skyler.

The family wishes for donations to be made in memory of Joanne Marie Jackson to the Albany Sickle Foundation, P.O. 767, Albany, GA 31702 229 432-7528.

Funeral services will be held 07/28/12 at Cray"s Chapel at 11:) 11:00 A.M. Rev. Travis Morris will officiate and burial will be in Floral Memory Gardens.

Elliott Funeral Home

Albany 229/436-3553