HARTSDALE, N.Y. - Nettie Lee Jackson of Hartsdale died Sept. 10. She was 88.
Jackson was born Dec. 24, 1924, in King and Queen County, Va. She graduated from Virginia State College in Petersburg with a degree in business administration. She married Luther P. Jackson Jr. in 1952 and moved to Hartsdale in 1971. A resident of Hartsdale, she was an activist parent, community leader, public school secretary, union president and a personal mentor to scores of students in the Greenburgh Central School District No. 7. She worked in the Greenburgh schools for over 20 years and also served as president of the Greenburgh Civil Service Organization. She was a participant in community activities including the Greenburgh Police/Community Advisory Commission and the Poet's Corner Civic Association.
Jackson is survived by her son, Luther III (Cecilia Deck); two grandsons; sister, Helen Roane; several relatives; and numerous friends and colleagues. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Luther Jr.; son, Lee Frazer; sister, Ethel Lee Roane; and brother, Roland Lee.
Calling hours are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 followed by a 7 p.m. Funeral Service, all at Calvary Baptist Church, 188 Orawaupum St., White Plains, NY 10606. Burial will be Thursday, Sept. 19 in Petersburg, Va.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nettie Jackson may be made to: Lee F. Jackson Scholarship, c/o Woodlands High School Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 139, Hartsdale, NY 10530.
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