Rev.Jesse Jackson Mother Passes away At The Age of 91
|Rev.Jesse Jackson Mother Passes away At The Age of 91|
Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson's mother, Helen Burns Jackson, died in a Greenville, South Carolina, hospital on Monday, according to Jackson and a family friend. She was 91.
My loving mother MrsHelenJackson has made her transition to be with God. My family thankyou for your love&prayers. pic.twitter.com/mRTSPXxNIL— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) September 7, 2015
|Jesse And Mrs. Helen Jackson|
The same church where she sang in the choir and from where her son, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, set out from on foot as he marched to the Greenville Public Library as part of the “Greenville 8” in a civil rights protest on July 16, 1960 against segregated libraries.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, also at Springfield. Watkins, Garrett and Woods Mortuary is attending.
Jackson, who had been in declining health for several years, died Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.