Barbara J. Jackson

Age 82, of DeWitt, Michigan, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2015, after a long illness.  She was born in Lansing, Michigan on November 23, 1932, to Lewis and Grace (Relf) Wicks.

“Barb” graduated from Sexton High School, married and raised a family of five.  She was later self-employed, handling ticket sales for events at the Lansing Civic Center.  All who knew her will miss her upbeat personality, generosity, and warm smile.

Being a “people person” enriched her trips across the U.S. and abroad.  As family meant the most to her, she was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Wicks.  Cherishing her memory are her children: Judy (Kent) Armstrong, Robert Jackson, Susan (Ralph) Davis, Karen (Irwin) Graham, Stephen (Lisa) Jackson; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jackie Wicks; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday, August 14, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Farms Baptist Church, 1141 E. State Rd., Lansing, with the Rev. Dave Leisman officiating.  The family will receive friends Thursday, August 13, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw, Lansing, MI.

Those desiring may make a memorial contribution to Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos.


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Deb & Jenna Jaquette
August 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

Jenna and I lived by Barb for years! I loved helping her decorate her apartment at Christmas. Such a wonderful giving lady. Barb was always on the go… I loved hearing about her trips and her family- she loved her family. Barb will truly be missed.

Tim & Carol Hine
August 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

So sorry about your loss. Your family will be remembered in our prayers.


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