Frances R. Jackson, 83, of Kingston, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 6, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was born September 17, 1937 in Kingston, NY, daughter of the late Robert and Carrie (Clinton) Kennedy. She was married to her husband of 58 years, Fred B. Jackson. Fred passed away on January 6, 2014.
Frances was a Bus Monitor for over 20 years for the Kingston City School District. She also worked as a Housekeeper for several families in the Kingston area. She was a member of New Central Baptist Church in Kingston where she was appointed as a Mother of the Church in 2020.
She is survived by her children, Dia Jackson of Kingston, Tyrone Jackson of Bronx, NY, Schamika Jackson of Illinois, Gary Jackson of Saugerties, her grandchildren, Bryanna and Yulian, her siblings, Robert (Janet) Kennedy of North Carolina, Carolyn Jackson of Kingston, Mae Ennist of Kingston, Patricia Brodhead of Kingston, her brothers in law, Lee Jackson of Indiana, Artellius (Eva) Jackson of Kingston, her sister in law, Rosetta VanDemark of Kingston as well as a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her sons, Fred Jackson, Jr, and Darren Jackson, and her brother, James Kennedy.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Kingston, NY. Family and friends may visit from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at New Central Baptist Church, 229 East Strand Street, Kingston, NY 12401. The funeral service and burial in Montrepose Cemetery will be held privately. A tribute for Frances can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
To the Jackson family, Your Frances is and will always be our Aunt Frances... She helped my brother, Chris, my sister, Amy, and I become the people we are today. Her love for my parents was one of the most tender and caring friendships I have ever seen. We were blessed to have her in our lives...
Dia and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I send heartfelt condolences to you all. May God give you strength to get through this difficult time.
Frances lived next door to me on Gage Street. I have known her and the Kennedy family all my life. Likewise, I have known tge Jackson family most of my life. Beautiful and wonderful person she was with a heartfelt spirit. Always a genuine smile and a warm hello. She is very much extended family to me. I will always remember her with special thoughts of a wonderful woman in my life. My family and I send condolences to the Jackson and Kennedy family and friends. Sleep well and have eternal rest and peace my dear friend.
Bruce E. Brown and family
Aunt Frances, You were always there to mark the milestones in my life. You were the quiet storm in the room. With just a roll of your eyes or a head shake anyone close to you knew what you were thinking and hoping that you might not say it. I also remember the times as a kid and adult I would go upstairs to see you and you would have your apron on, always cooking and oh boy could you cook, you could smell the food throughout the house. I thank you for all the cooking/baking secrets and for being patient and wise. I will miss you. There is a room prepared for you, you are at peace now, no more pain, God speed. Your Nephew Curtis II
I am so sorry to hear of Frances passing. Every time I saw her in the office she brightened my day. RIP Frances, I will still be keeping my eye on you.
Sorry for your loss, your family will be in my prayers.
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