Karen Rae Jackson, age 69, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Andahwod Senior Care Community Center.
Funeral services for Karen will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Saturday, November 24 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Owen White-Pigeon officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Jackson's home, 7100 Aggimaak Drive, on Friday, November 23 from 2 until 7 p.m. and on Saturday, November 24 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral chapel.
Karen was born on May 30, 1943 in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of Robert Rodriguez Sr. and Rose Marie Britton. Karen was a tutor for the Lansing school distract for many years and was a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. Karen was an avid collector of fine antiques. She also loved playing bingo and doing jigsaw puzzles. There was nothing more that Karen enjoyed than to spend time with her loving grandchildren. She will greatly be missed.Â
Karen is survived by her children, Simon Jackson II, Delmar (Mary) Jackson Jr., Darryl (Theresa) Jackson, Angel (Brian Corbiere) Jackson, all of Mt. Pleasant, Salina Jackson of Lansing, and special daughter, Catherine Jackson of Mt. Pleasant; the children she raised as her own, Cris (Felix) Silva of Lansing, Jeff Rowland of Mt. Pleasant, Ernest Swain Jr. of Lansing, and Mike and Michelle Jackson of Mt. Pleasant; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Robert Rodriguez Jr., Richard Rodriguez, and Mike Zygmunt, all of Mt. Pleasant.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Chuck Collins Jr.; grandson, Justin Ray Bennett; and great-grandson, Kyle Mejia.