A Private Celebration of Life for for Evangelist Laura Mae Jackson will be conducted11:00 AM Wednesday, July 29th in the Chapel of Florence Memorial Gardens with entombment to follow. She died on Wednesday, July 22nd in a local hospice facility after an illness. Laura Mae Jackson, daughter of Ulysess English, Sr. and Eula Thomas-English was born in Darlington, SC. She died on July 22, 2020, at McLeod Hospice House after an illness. Laura attended the public schools of Darlington County. In the late 1950s, she moved to Connecticut where she worked various jobs. After 10 years of service, she retired and returned to her native hometown of Darlington, SC. In 1997 she became the Supervisor over Domestic Workers for Jim and Candace Brown of Florence, SC until she departed this life.Evangelist Laura Mae Jackson was a dedicated member St. Matthews United Church of Jesus Christ of Darlington, SC. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys English; five brothers; William, Jr., Russell, Roosevelt , Ulysess, Jr., and Albert English.Survivors are her children, Clarence (Theresa) Jackson, Jr., of NorthBridge, MA; Grace Clements of Bridgeport, CT; Bertha Jackson of Stratford, CT and Myra (David) Dickson of Norwalk, CT; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends. Special thanks to her granddaughters, Tannesha Clements-Williams of Darlington, SC, and Chevonne Clements-Mingo of Lake View, SC. Memorials and Condolences may be mailed to Ideal Funeral Parlor, 106 E. Darlington Street, Florence, SC 29506 or visit www.idealfuneral.com to leave a message for the family.
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