Jimmie Ruth Jackson, born to Oscar and Myrtle Parsons Dec. 29, 1928, in Houston, Texas, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 21, 2006. Her loving husband of 56 years, Clifford Jackson, went home to be with the Lord July 24, 2006, and they are now together again. She leaves daughters, Christine (Ronald) Crawford of Pueblo West, and Twana Jackson of San Mateo, CA; son, Vern Jackson of Walsenburg; granddaughters, Shellene (Tim) Swan of Dayton, Maine and Kari (Jason) Conner of Canon City, CO; great-grandchildren, Rylie Rinks Conner, Kaila and Tyler Swan, her loving brother, Thaxton Parsons of Austin, Texas, and niece, Jeannette (Harland) May of Houston, Texas. She also leaves her special dog, Lollipop, who provided comfort and unconditional love. She had a special relationship with her great-granddaughter, Rylie, and was a child at heart who could touch children at their level. She is also survived by the many friends who provided insurmountable support not only to Jimmie Ruth after her husband's death, but to both of them through the many challenges of the past year. Jimmie Ruth was a loving, kind, gentle and devoted wife, mother, and friend. Anyone who knew her, loved her. She never spoke ill of anyone and had a special gentleness about her that was unique to all she loved. She spent her life caring and always 'being there'. Her family would like to thank the staff at Parkview Hospital, especially those in the intensive care unit, and the doctors who were so caring and compassionate throughout and prior to her hospitalization: Dr. Greg Bowman, Dr. John Stachler, and the physicians at Southern Colorado Nephrology. Thank you also to the Parkview Valets who are efficient and provide excellent customer service, and the many whose names we don't know. All showed such compassion in caring for our loved one. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, at Bread of Life Church, 702 S. Main St., Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be sent to your favorite charity. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My granny was the most wonderful person the world. She had a way of making anyone and everyone feel loved. There was not a judgemental bone in her body. She was my role model and I hope I can be as good a person as she was. She would not want us to mourn today, but to rejoice because she has come home to be with Papa and her Lord. Granny and my daughter Rylie shared a special bond. They were the best of friends. I know that even though they are in two different places now, Rylie and Granny will forever be together. I love you granny. I know I will see you again someday, and do not worry Ry will be okay.

    With all my love,
    Kari

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