PRINCETON — Juanita F. Jackson, 95, of Princeton, passed away Nov. 29, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana after contracting COVID-19.

Juanita was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Linton, Indiana to Herman and Edith Bredeweg.

She married the love of her life, Ralph W. Jackson, on January 20th, 1942 and they were married for 49 years until the day of his death. She worked for 30+ years at Potter & Brumfield as a quality control inspector. She was a long-time member of the Red Hats Society and had gained many friends through the group. In her spare time, she enjoyed working in her flower garden, antique shopping, and socializing with friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Wayne Bredeweg, a brother, Charles Bredeweg, a sister, Viola Heaton, a grandson, Michael Todd Blaize, and her best friend, Barbara Hightower.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Sue Grayson of Clayton, Indiana and Lana Jean Hyneman of Princeton, Indiana; three grandchildren, Shannon (Lance) Manning of Carthage, North Carolina, Kimberly (Steve) McClellan of Indianapolis,, and Misty (Matthew) Lundberg of Bozeman, Montana. She was further blessed with six great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the nurses and doctors at Deaconess Gateway Hospital and to the staff at River Oaks Health Campus for their dedication and compassion during her stay. They would also like to thank Donna Whitehead of Princeton, Indiana for being her very good friend during her later years.

A walk-through visitation will be at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, Indiana on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 between 5 and 8 p.m. CST. Funeral services for close friends and immediate family only will be officiated by Rev. Kevin Wilson of Bethel Memorial Church on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. CST. Burial will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton, Indiana. Due to COVID-19 mandates capacity inside the funeral home will be limited to 50 people at a time to allow for social distancing and masks are required. The funeral service will be live streamed on the Colvin Funeral Homes Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m. CST on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you plant a tree in Juanita’s memory or donate to the Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Garden in her name, 1502 N. County Road 825 W, Hazleton, IN 47640.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Juanita at Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jackson family.

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