White-Blossoms

Gladys (Jackson) Essex

1932 ~ 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

Mother Gladys (Jackson) Essex

 

Entered the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  She was the third born of 10 and a daughter of Robert and Rosa B. (Luckey) Jackson, born March 20, 1932 in Marion, Alabama.

She retired from Fort Wayne State Hospital as a certified QMA with 30 years of service. She served faithfully at Providence Missionary Baptist Church where she was a chartered member for 63 years.  She served on the Deaconess Board and Missionary Society.

She leaves to cherish her children, Patricia Oates, Christine (James) Lindsey and Arthur Essex Jr.; grandchildren  Andre' (Felechia) Oates Sr. and Antisha (Lonzo) Terry (whom she and her husband raised as their own), Mariska and Meena Essex (her special sidekicks); 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Martha Wright of Birmingham, AL, Elizabeth Turner, James (Dorothy) Jackson and Eddie (Minnie Pearl) Jackson all of Fort Wayne; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, her church family, and those she cherished dearly.

A Loving Mother and Grandmother

will be laid to rest in Covington Memorial Gardens

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 26, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
2317 HOLTON AVENUE
FORT WAYNE, IN 46803

Homegoing Celebration
Saturday
October 26, 2019

12:00 PM
PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
2317 HOLTON AVENUE
FORT WAYNE, IN 46803

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