Constance “Connie” Jackson went home to her Lord on August 30th, survived by her children Miriam (Michael) DaBramo, Richard (Laurel) Castor, Cathy (Mark) Collier, and sister Miriam Jackson, along with seven grandchildren.

Constance “Connie” Jackson went home to her Lord on August 30th, survived by her children Miriam (Michael) DaBramo, Richard (Laurel) Castor, Cathy (Mark) Collier, and sister Miriam Jackson, along with seven grandchildren.  She is predeceased by her parents Charlotte and Paul Jackson, her sister Marti Crow, brother Philip Jackson, and her three children Karen, Jonathan, and David Castor, as well as their father Norman Stephen Castor.

Connie was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1929, and spent her childhood in Maine and Providence, Rhode Island where she graduated as valedictorian of her high school class.  She went on to Houghton College getting a B.A. degree in English in 1951.  She lived in Western New York, and worked as a church growth director at Centenary United Methodist Church, and as an ombudsman for Office for the Aging of Steuben County.  In retirement, she authored a book, “Nothing Can Separate Us”, about her three children living with Batten’s Disease.  She touched many lives leading Discipleship and Grief Support groups.  Her youngest daughter Cathy, cared for her during the past four years in her home in Pennsylvania.  A memorial service will be held at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath, New York at 3 PM on September 23rd.