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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