Reverend Esther M. Holimon – Officiant
Reverend Dr. Gerard Green- Eulogist
Evelyn Ruth Jackson, was born to the late James and Essie Ricks Brown on
January 5, 1917, in . She entered into eternal rest on Montgomery County, Maryland Friday, December 11, 2015, in Conyers, Georgia.
Evelyn Ruth was named for her aunt Evelyn Ricks Hallman. She was born in
but relocated to Montgomery County, Maryland in 2003 to reside with her
daughter. She later moved with her
daughter to the Buffalo, New York vicinity. Atlanta, Georgia
Ruth received her education in
. Her passion was caring
for others. Had her educational pursuits been fully realized, Ruth would have
excelled as an exceptional medical nurse. She was married to her sweetheart,
the late Ellsworth C. Jackson for 61 years. To that union was born three
children; the late Calvin Eugene Jackson (Ret. Air Force), Clarinda Jackson
Mose (Ret. Educator), and the late Kenneth Lee Jackson (Air Force veteran). She
encouraged and was supportive of her loved ones in achieving their highest
educational goals. Montgomery County, Maryland
She was a beloved and active member of the
community. She was a
member of the Women’s Society for Christian Service (the predecessor of The
United Methodist Women). She was a beloved resident for 18 years where she
served as the Sunshine Chair of the Tenant Council of The Heritage House in Fairhaven United Methodist Church . Ruth was a past member of the planning committee for
the Ricks-Green Family Reunion and was especially instrumental in championing
civil causes with a far reaching positive impact (i.e. ensuring the preservation and authenticity of the structure of the Pleasant View
Methodist Church, advocating for the upkeep of the surrounding grounds
inclusive of the Pleasant View Cemetery and the enhancement of the structure of
the historic two-room Quince Orchard School House, which is now a museum
frequented by many). Her collective efforts, along with that of other dedicated
family and friends, ultimately resulted in the inception of The Pleasant View
Historic Site being placed on Rockville, Maryland ’s Historic Preservation
Registry. This historic site leaves an invaluable treasure for future
generations sojourning to Darnestown, Quince Orchard, and Maryland . Gaithersburg, Maryland
Ruth's active years she'd frequently be found providing a helping hand to family or sick neighbors who dubbed her as their "Angel." Sunday meals were lovingly prepared replete with all the trimmings including her applesauce with cinnamon, piping hot coffee, and a lemon frosted cake, which was always served on her lovely China, anticipating the arrival of her beloved cousin Thompkins Hallman and other family and friends.
If you peeked in the kitchen on any given day you'd probably see Ruth wearing her neat apron baking her delicious Congo Bars from her sister Mabel Prather’s recipe, a sheet cake, or melt-in-your-mouth wonderful chocolate-chip walnut cookies, which she eagerly shared with friends and her broad circle of acquaintances. She brought many recipients great joy.
Ruth was known as a calming force and a true blessing to those she encountered. Often she became an advocate for those friends and family experiencing difficulties. Ruth enthusiastically assisted without hesitation. She was a beautiful, modest, unselfish, compassionate woman who constantly demonstrated love. To meet her was to love her.
Ruth's knack for making others feel special was her trademark. She'd easily expressed sheer delight and gratitude towards those that visited her, phoned, sent greeting cards, and photos. She treasured that and they'd get tucked into her devotionals, phone books, Bibles, and photo albums. Often you'd see her enjoying them again, reading and commenting on how lovely each one was. When she received a bouquet of flowers from her grandson Eric she'd comment on the beauty of the arrangement and simply beam. When her grandchildren visited she was attentive and observant of each one. You may even hear her giggle and recount a great moment that was humorous. She wanted others to be happy and expressed that sentiment without reservation.
Ruth was an animal and nature lover. Her son Kenneth's German Shepard was in her care and she labeled him as "Puppy" who was later arthritic and would sometimes sprint out the screen door chasing the neighborhood children who she believed taunted him behind the closed gate. Even Duke was exonerated in her eyes. In Ruth's eyes even animals deserved kindness and consideration.
She exhibited pride in her work as a dedicated and competent domestic. She lovingly served The Robert Ostrosky Family and Dr. Julius and Mrs. Amsterdam for numerous years. Her work was not only exemplary but her temperament was seasoned with grace. Her prayers were realized in seeing her loved ones thriving, happy, and accomplished. She attested to God's care and goodness towards all. One of Ruth's favorite scriptures is I Corinthians 2:9 "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard. Neither has entered into the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love him."
She leaves to cherish her memories her daughter, Clarinda Jackson Mose, of Lake Spivey, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Diane Powell, Carlton Jackson, Linda Mose Meadows (Richard), John Mose, Jr., Steven Mose (Zina), Eric Mose (Miranda), Kenneth Lee Jackson, Jr., Michael Jackson (Rachel), and Ryan Jackson (Mary Beth); twenty-one great-grandchildren; Brandon, Zachary, Yolanda, Rachel, Christian, Christina, Tiega, Amber, Michael, Mary, Taylor, Jaycina, Morgan (Jermaine), Geordan, Taylor, Kristina (Eric), Katrina, Malikah, Jibreel, Madison, and Mikayla; numerous great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Bernice Prather (the late Watson) of Rockville, Maryland and Madeline Allen Washington of Silver Spring, Maryland; sister–in-law Mary Brown; Godson Troy; and a host of other nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Zetroe Hilary Brown and James Wallace Brown (Mary); four sisters, Estelle Celeste Summerour, Helen Lucille Lee (the late William), Emma Jackson (the late William), and Frances Edna Payne (the late Portney); and granddaughter Marjorie Martin.
We are so grateful for Granny's legacy of love and our call to live in abundant appreciation of it!