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Elizabeth Jackson, mother of Samuel L. Jackson, dies

Actor's mother died after battle with Alzheimer's

Elizabeth Harriet Montgomery Jackson, the mother of actor Samuel L. Jackson, died Oct. 23 in Rome, Ga., after a long struggle with Alzheimers.

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.

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