Jean N. Jackson of Winder, Ga., died March 1, 2012.
She was born July 27 in Fort Myers, Fla., to Charles M. Niblack and Ruth Lanier Niblack.
She spent most of her childhood in Fort Myers and Jefferson, Ga. After graduating from North Georgia College, she moved to Winder, where she was employed as a secretary with a manufacturing company.
In 1946, she met Royce A. Jackson. They married a year later.
Jean and Royce owned and operated Jackson Ready Mixed Concrete Co., located in Athens, Commerce and Winder, Ga.
After the business sold in 1981, they continued their rental business in Athens and Winder. They also spent many memorable weekends at their lake house on Lake Rabun. They were members of the Lake Rabun Association. Jean and Royce were avid golfers and members of the Athens Country Club since the 1970s.
She was an active member of the Women’s Golf Association, and continued playing with her group until this past year. She was an active member of the Winder Sunbury Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of First Christian Church of Winder.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Royce, in 1999; and her brother, Charles Niblack, in 1967.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Royce Steven Jackson and Dottie of Winder; son, Michael Roy Jackson of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Jane Jackson Donald and Robert of Athens; grandchildren: Jennifer Jackson, Mitch Donald, Sarah Donald and Mary Grace Donald; sisters and brothers-in-law: Beth N. Wilson and Robert of Athens and Charlotte N. Patterson and Joel of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Sunday, March 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church in Winder. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, had charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, Ga., 30502.