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Donna Rae Jackson

September 7, 1955 - October 10, 2022

Donna Rae Jackson, 67, of Lynchburg, died Monday, October 10, 2022.

Our Mother, Mrs. Donna Rae Jackson was born on September 7, 1955, in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Mrs. Yvonne Andrews Nowlin and Stonewall Nowlin. She was a devoted and loving mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt.

Known to many as “Cat”, she enjoyed visiting family, laughing and fellowshipping. Donna retired from the Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority after more than 20 years of service. She loved giving advice, cooking, cleaning, planting flowers and helping others. She was a member of Smyrna SDA Church. She instilled her faith and love for Jesus in her children and grandchildren.

She fell asleep in Jesus peacefully on October 10, 2022, at the University of Virginia Medical Center surrounded by all of her children.

She was preceded in death by John Jackson, father of her three children, her devoted son and caregiver Jason Jackson, Rashah Jackson, Takia Hines (Gregory) and her brother Ronnie Nowlin (Sylvanie). Her nieces, Letrisha Nowlin and Destinie Nowlin; nephew Daniel Nowlin (Jessica). Her grandchildren, Sierra Jackson, Tyler Jackson, Jalen Jackson, Ashton Jackson and Aiyanna Jackson. Her great grandchildren Jolie Jackson and My’Leigh Jackson, in addition to a host of other relatives and friends whom she loved dearly.

Our mother will be greatly missed. For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. (Lamentations 3:31-32).

A funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory located at 220 Breezewood Drive Lynchburg, Virginia 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Mrs Donna I didn't know she had passed away. I knew her when I was a little girl. My mommy and the rest of my family had grew up with Mrs Donna. Last time I had seen her was years ago when I was her daddy's caregiver.

Posted by Sandra cameron on April 28, 2023

Posted by Sheila D Jones on October 20, 2022

Prayers extended to the family. ~Cherylene

Posted by Cherylene Allen on October 19, 2022

We, the members of Mount Olive Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Port Arthur, TX, send our condolences to Sis. Hines and her family. Our Head Elder, Glen White, along with our church family, would like to extend our heartfelt love and prayers.

Posted by Wilma White on October 17, 2022

We, the Members of Sharon Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lake Charles, LA send our love, support & many prayers to the entire Family. Our Head Elder Benjamin Simmons on behalf of newly appointed Pastor Gregory Hines - sending our deepest condolences.

Posted by Members of Sharon Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church on October 15, 2022

Sending my deepest heat felt condolences and prayers to the family.

Posted by Linda Graves-Simmons on October 14, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Jackson was such a sweet woman and I loved being part of her care team. Jason you did such a wonderful job caring for your beautiful mother!

Posted by Rebecca on October 14, 2022

We send our sincere condolences to the Jackson family. Donna was a beautiful person and she will truly be missed

Posted by Debbie Bell-Smith on October 14, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear about Donna she was a nice person. I will miss her.

Posted by Reginald hunter on October 14, 2022

Our deepest sympathy, and heartfelt condolences to the Jackson family. Lifting you all up in prayer at this very difficult time.

Posted by Dani & the Liggins Family on October 13, 2022

Our sincere condolences and prayers are extended to the family since Donna s passing!

Posted by Addison & Ophelia Nowlin Thomas on October 13, 2022

I'm devastated at your heartfelt condolences to the family.

Posted by Michele Brown on October 12, 2022

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