Harriet E. Jackson, 95, passed away on Thursday December 28, 2017 in Maricopa, Arizona. Harriet was born in Howard County MD, on November 2, 1922, to the late Josephine Prettiman-Smith and Nathan C. Smith. Harriet was educated by the Howard County Maryland School System. She was a proud graduate of the second class of students at Howard County High School in1940. Harriet was raised in a Christian family that loved God this helped her find the Lord at an early age. She loved helping people. She also did some domestic work for people in which she enjoyed. She especially loved helping children. Harriet continued to share her love for the Lord at Mt. Gregory Church where she taught Sunday school. While teaching at Mt Gregory Church in 1943 she met Eugene J. Jackson. Harriet and Eugene, married in Catonsville, MD 1946. In 1946 Harriet joined the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Catonsville, Maryland there she continued to work as a Sunday School Teacher and became president of the Flower Club. Harriet and Eugene moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1956. During this time, she Pursued a career with Baltimore City School Board as a substitute teacher for many years. On September 5,1978 God called Eugene home. Harriet continued her faith at Full Gospel Baptist Church in Cooksville, MD where she continued to teach under the leadership of Rev. Holland and Rev. James Stovall until her health and age stopped her from attending in later years. Throughout the years she enjoyed traveling, shopping, and going to the movies and spending time with her family. In 2016 Harriet and daughter Sharon decided to relocate from Maryland and settled in Maricopa, Arizona to be closer to her son and his family. During her union with Eugene they had four children Robert S. Jackson (elder son) wife Constance Jackson, one daughter, Sharon M. Jackson, and sons Jerome and Jerry Jackson in which both were deceased at birth. Harriet was loved and survived by both her two children; Robert S. Jackson and Sharon M. Jackson of Maricopa, Arizona. She is also survived by four grandchildren. Michelle Daniels (Granddaughter) husband Zephrin Daniels, Robert E. Jackson (Grandson) wife Angela Jackson, Tyshia M. Jackson, (Granddaughter) and Jason L. Jackson (Grandson) wife Rachael Jackson. Seven great- grandchildren Jerome Owens, Juania Owens, Brandon Bishop, Jaelon Linton, Kerstin Jackson, Jayda Jackson, Jordan Jackson and step-granddaughter Ziyona Daniels. Two great-great grandchildren Jayden Owens and Bailee Bishop. And a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.
A private viewing was held for her family at Bueler Chandler Mortuary in Chandler, Arizona on Thursday January 3, 2018. She will be transported back to Baltimore National Cemetery in Catonsville, Maryland. On January 9, 2018 the family will hold a private viewing before laying her to rest with her beloved late husband Eugene J. Jackson.