Rachel (Gonzalez) Jackson passed away January 24, 2018

Rachel (Gonzalez) Jackson, 77, passed away on January 24, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at her home in Brenham, Texas.

Rachel was born on June 22, 1940, in Alamo, Texas, to parents Thomas and Santos (Cantu) Gonzalez. She grew up with three brothers, and enjoyed spending time with her family. Rachel attended school in Alamo, where she played flute in the band and later attended Imperial Valley College in El Centro, California.

Rachel married Harold Lee Jackson on July 1, 1958, and raised three daughters. She held various jobs throughout the years, and even spent time as the acting mayor of Greers Ferry, Arkansas. Rachel was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was kind and compassionate, loved to cook for people and was “everybody’s grandma”. Rachel loved all living things and could be found caring for cats and other stray animals. She enjoyed bird watching and gardening and could make anything grow. She especially looked forward to spending time with family and her friends and volunteering at the Forever Young Resale Shop. Everyone at the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center knew Rachel, and she enjoyed her time there making friends and memories. Rachel was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Brenham.

Rachel is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lee Jackson; parents, Thomas and Santos Gonzalez; and her brothers, Beto Gonzalez, Julio Gonzalez, and Enrique Gonzalez.

Rachel is survived by: daughters, Ima Jean Jackson of Brenham, Carole Jackson (Everett Rogers) of Brenham, Noralee Jackson Mullady (James Mullady) of Heber Springs, Arkansas; grandchildren, Jack Daniel Myers, James Clinton Holland, Micaela Halee Combee; great-grandchildren, Miley Mae, and Kaylynn Nicole. She is survived by many other relatives and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses with Hospice Brazos Valley who provided such loving care to Rachel in her final days.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center, 1301 E. Tom Green Street, Brenham, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center, 1301 East Tom Green Street, Brenham, Texas.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham, Texas 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com