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Anna Bell JacksonApril 19, 1949 ~ January 17, 2018 (age 68)
After a valiant fight with Leukemia, Anna Bell Jackson 68, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018 at Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT while surrounded by her loving family. Anna had a burning light inside of her which gave her strength, she fought like no other, she took on any challenge with dignity, respect, grace and a smile on her face. Throughout life’s many challenges, she never lost her faith.
Anna was born on April 19, 1949 in Portchester, NY to the late Rosa A. (Svenheim) and John E. Bell. Anna was the beloved wife of Richard ‘Barry’ Jackson for 42 years.
Anna was a current resident of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and former resident of Danbury, CT and Bedford Hills, NY. She graduated from Fox Hill High School in 1967. Anna worked as a hairdresser, dental assistant, retail specialist and as a staff member in an elementary school. She also volunteered at St. Joseph Church as a CCD teacher.
Anna was a true people person and loved being with people. She had an uncanny ability to make friends with anyone she met, but her greatest joy was her family. She lived for her grandchildren and loved to make them laugh. She could brighten anyone’s day with her great sense of humor. Her most cherished time was spent with family and friends. Anna was a very creative and expressive person. She loved arts and crafts, and would often make ceramics.
Anna is survived by her husband Richard ‘Barry’ Jackson of Myrtle Beach, SC and their children; Ann-Marie Michels (Josh) of Milford CT, Mary-Kate Jackson of New Milford CT, and Roseann Rogers (Eric) of New Britain CT.She is also survived by two brothers John E. Bell Jr ( Linda) of South Carolina and Frank Bell of Florida As well as her beloved grandchildren Parker and Connor Michels.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Sunday January 21, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home (117 South St, Danbury CT 06810). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday January 22, 2018 at St. Peter Church (104 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810) to begin at 10:30 a.m. Cremation will take place at the direction of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anna’s honor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society online at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate or to the charity of your choosing.
To light a candle or leave a condolence in her memory, please visit Danburymemorial.com
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And whispered "Come to me."
With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn't make you stay.
Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society