Rev. Margaret's Story
Rev. Margaret Jackson was born on February 12, 1930 in Glenwood, Alabama which is located in Crenshaw County where she attended local schools. She was the daughter of the late Mary F. Nelson. She entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
She married the late Rev. Rich Jackson, Jr. on October 28, 1945. To this union God blessed them with ten children; Pastor Mable Robinson, Terry (Min. Alicia) Jackson, Min. James Jackson, Rev. Patricia (James) Alston, the late Tony and wife Tanya Jackson, Paul (Vanita) Jackson, Master Sgt. Arlene Jackson-Doss, Norma Jackson-Jones, Janice (James) Glover and Marguerite Jackson. She has a host of grand, great and great, great grandchildren.
Rev. M. Jackson came to Niagara Falls in 1951 with the first three of her children who were born in Alabama, after her husband was hired by the Vanadium Power Project. She joined Trinity Baptist Church shortly after moving here and sang in the choir. Later she and her family became members of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church where she worked diligently on various auxiliaries. One of her fondest memories was cooking with group #4 and raising funds to build the new Mt. Sinai. Years later, the Lord placed on her heart that her husband should begin a church after serving as Pastor for a short time at Community Baptist Church in Buffalo, NY. This brought about the birth of St. Mark Open Door Baptist Church which is now located in Niagara Falls. She was ordained by the Niagara Ministerial Council in 1998 with Rev. Joseph Jones serving as president. After her husband's passing in 1999, she was installed as Pastor along with her daughter Patricia as assistant Pastor for eleven years.
Rev. M. Jackson worked in some of the top restaurants and hotel kitchens during the 50's through 1978. She attended classes at community programs sponsored by the Board of Education to learn typing and business communications. She was also a member of the Niagara Falls Planning Board, the Virginia Avenue Block Club, and a member of Sister Martha #42 Eastern Star for a number of years.
Rev. Jackson was also predeceased by her sister, Ruby Jewel Nelson.
Visitions Thursday 5-7 PM in the St. Mark Open Door Church, 2901 Highland AVenue. Funeral Services Friday 11 AM in the church. Burial Acacia Park. Arrangements by Williamson Funeral Home, 635 Main St.
Published on February 10, 2017