Actor's mother died after battle with Alzheimer's
Ms. Jackson lived in Chattanooga, Tenn. During WWII, she and her sister, Frances, were recruited by the Navy to become clerk-typists in Washington, D.C. She subsequently received a Recognition of Service Award from the United States Navy Bureau of Navy Personnel.
She made a career for herself as a buyer for a Chattanooga clothing store and the Moccasin Bend Mental Institute.
In addition her son, Jackson is survived by her daughter-in-law, LaTanya Richardson Jackson; a granddaughter; and two sisters.
Donations may be sent to the Alzheimers Assn. in Ms. Jackson’s name.