Mildred D. Jackson

Sunrise: March 5, 1923

Sunset: June 15, 2020

Mildred Dyson Jackson, affectionally known as “Muddear” received her wings June 15, 2020. Born on March 5, 1923 in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Taylor and Isabelle Dyson. Mildred was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and retired from General Electric after 17 years of dedicated service. She was predeceased in death by her husband of 59 years, Fred A. Jackson, Sr., a daughter, Gwendolyn Y. Williams, brothers Carl Dyson, Kenneth Dyson and granddaughter, Zina S, Edwards.

Mildred accepted Christ at an early age and joined Bethel Baptist Church, Norfolk, VVA and later joined Second Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk VA, where she was a faithful and devoted member for over 60 years. At Second Calvary, she served on several ministries, such as, Usher Board #1, Helping Hands, Bread Ministry, sponsor of the Youth Usher Board, Women’s Missionary Union, and SHARE Ministry. Mildred was also a member of the United Order of the Eastern Star and participated in the Salvation Army Senior Outreach Ministry.

Mildred loved socializing with family and friends, she would always be counted on to wear fancy hats, suits and shoes. Her favorite sayings were “I Won’t Complain”, “Hallelujah to the Lamb” and when she would take a picture, she would always say

Mildred leaves to cherish her memory, 2 daughters, Sandra Spelman, Norfolk, VA and Venessa Yancey (Nathaniel); a son, Fred A. Jackson II (Beatrice), Brooklyn, NY; Grandchildren, Avis S. Benson (Darnell), Michael Williams, Melissa Guns, LaDonya Jackson, Shania Jackson, Darrick Chavis (Alicia), Damalia Ruffin (Bryan), Fred Jackson III, Karl Chavis (Sequoia) Destiny Davis; great grandchildren, Kristen Spellman, Alexis Cheatham (Claude II), Tyler Williams, Jair Brown, Jenny Avdain, Kari Ruffin Jayln Ruffin, Kimani Jackson (Claude II); Tyler Williams, Jiar Brown, Jenny Avdain, Kai Ruffin, Jalyn Ruffin, Kimani Jackson, A’riel Jackson, Brittany McCullin, Simone Washington (Tyler), Simya Chavis, Darrick Chavis, Dajah Waff, Chelsea Claiborne, Tiairra Adams, Kyle Selby, Ahmon Adams, Avery Shelton, Kaleb Chavis, Karl Chavis; great great grandchildren, Braden, Emma, Isabella, Sage, Zion, Claude III; sister, Velma Gilliam , Norfolk,, VA and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Lovingly, the family

Viewing Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, June 19, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Debra Dyson Taylor & Family says

    Aunt Mildred’s long life filled with dignity, grace, grand style and beauty clearly shows how highly God favored her. We will dearly miss her in our midst but her legacy of love will live on forever in our hearts. Rest in Paradise, Aunt Mildred. I know you’re enjoying wearing your long white robe with rhinestones.

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    Deaconess Kimberly Davis, SCBC says

    RIP Sister Jackson!! One of SCBCs Finest & original Fashionista!!🌹💞

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    Judith Henderson says

    To Sister Spellman and Family. May God comfort you all during this most difficult journey. Michael and I send you all our prayers and heartfelt condolences. God bless you all.

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    Deborah Mapp says

    To Mrs. Spellman and Family: my prayers and thoughts are with you as you say, “so long”to one so dear. Her smile was infectiously beautiful and I will remember this. May God comfort each of you as only He ca.

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    Angela P Vann says

    Our Prayers are with you during this time. Ms Jackson was a Classy Woman. May she rest in Heaven. God bless you all.Shirley Parham and Angela Vann

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    Kathleen Dyson says

    Heaven is now your home,my dear Aunt Mildred…God’s favor is now complete in your blessed life.
    Uncle Fred,Dad and Uncle Carl and so many more are enjoying your smile and joyous,loving spirit…

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    Jeanray Barber says

    Please accept my sincerest and heart felt thoughts, prayers and condolences for the entire family as we all say a “temporary” goodbye today to a life well lived. We love you Mrs. Jackson and we will see you again! Until then, I pray for the family that God give you comfort and peace in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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    Damalia Jackson Ruffin says

    Grandma, I will miss you but I praise God that you are pain free and healed. We will never forget your strength, life lessons and love. Always your Grandbaby, Damalia

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    Rosetta Guns says

    Sincere condolences to the family members of Sis. Mildred Jackson. She was a beloved member of Second Calvary Baptist Church. She always supported her Pastor and First Lady and we will never forget. May God strengthen the family and one day replace your sorrow with beautiful memories of Sis. Jackson ❤️

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    Phyllis Dyson says

    Aunt Mildred lived a beautiful life for 97 years. My condolences to all of the family. Praying for your strength as you continue living your life with rich memories of her. She has completed her mission and resting in everlasting peace.

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    Linda L. Gray - Brooklyn, NY says

    My sincere condolences to the Jackson family. May God continue to keep each of you close to Him during this very difficult time. I did not know Mrs. Mildred D. Jackson personally, but I am fond of her son Fred A. Jackson II, whom I have had the pleasure of working alongside of to assist Norfolk State University and the students that attend from the Metropolitan area. To the late Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, you have earned your wings and have left a legacy to be proud of. I thank you for your contributions and pray the loved ones you have left behind have lasting loving memories to get them through any day of sorrow.

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