Shirley  Jackson

Obituary of Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jeanne Jackson, age 88, of Lapeer, formerly of Rochester passed away on July 28, 2017 at Lapeer Medical Care Facility.

Shirley was born September 11, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan.  The daughter of the late Fred Charles Sr. & Florence Marie Fuqua [McKay].  She later married Donald Gale Jackson Sr. on November 8, 1945.  He preceded her in death on August 1, 1981.  She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing and making handcrafted dolls.

Shirley is survived by her daughters Jeanne (Dee) Durham, Kim (Rick) Smith, grandchildren: Luke (Anne) Durham, Misty (Craig) McDowell, Derek (Rosa) Smith, Lauren (Sven) Wood, great-grandchildren: Jacob Durham, Jackson and Eloise McDowell, Eleanora Wood, sister Ann (Bob) Miller, brother in-law Alfie Salvadore, sister in-law Mary Beth Masserant.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces & nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Donald Gale Jackson Jr., siblings Nancy Marie Salvadore, Fred Charles Fuqua Jr., Robert Arthur Fuqua, and Steven Duncan Fuqua.  

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Shirley’s life will be held 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Columbiaville Community Center.   Memorial contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to the Suncrest Auxiliary.  The family extends a special thanks to everyone at the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility for the many years of exceptional care for Shirley.  

Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville.   Share memories, condolences, and pictures online with the family at

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