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Edith Mae Jackson

September 27, 1933 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 84)

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November 17, 2017

11:00 AM
Red Lake Community Center
Highway 1
Red Lake, MN 56671

Funeral Service
November 18, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
15272 St. Mary's Mission Road
Red Lake, Minnesota 56671

Edith “Beeb” Mae (Johns) Jackson, age 84, of the Bear Clan and Red Lake, Minnesota went home on Monday, November 13, 2017 from the Sanford Hospital in Bemidji, MN.  She was born in Red Lake, MN on September 27, 1933 to Thomas and Fannie (Anderson) Johns.

Edith enjoyed spending time with her family, relatives and good friends.  She liked her family time and picnics at Como Zoo in Minneapolis.  Over the years, when traveling back and forth from up north to Minneapolis, she would always stop along the way to have a picnic with her kids.  Edith enjoyed ricing, picking blueberries, fishing, and setting net.  She loved to play bingo and going to rummage sales.  Edith cherished going to church with her kids and grandkids and traveling with her church groups and friends.  She traveled to New York with Wisdom Steps of Minneapolis to see where Kateri Tekawitha lived and to Phoenix, AZ with Father Jim to see the Pope.  Edith was crowned the Red Lake Princess in 1951.  Throughout her life she held various jobs, she worked for Old Dutch, had various housekeeping jobs at hotels, volunteered at UMAIC and lastly worked as a factory worker at Honeywell.  In 1954, Edith married the love of her life, David Jackson, Sr.  She will be missed by all who loved her.

Family that she joins again are husband; David Jackson, Sr., children; Shirley Jackson Rock, Darrell and Salina Jackson, parents; Thomas and Fannie Johns, brothers; Roman, Charles, Leonard Johns and Kenneth Jones, sister; Sylvia “June” Brun, and grandchildren; Theresa, Edie and D.J. Jackson, Sr.

Those she leaves behind are her children; Faron (Laurel) Jackson, Sr., Charles “Chuck” Jackson, David Jackson, Jr., Keith Johns and Sharon (Derek) Jackson, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

An overnight wake for Edith will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake and continue there until her 10:00 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church also in Red Lake.  Father Jerry Rogers will officiate.  Pallbearers for Edith will be Sheldon Jackson-Ellis, Josh Jackson-Ellis, Vernon “Bushy” Jones, Sr., Walter Jackson, Bobby Jackson and Corey Jackson.  Alternate pallbearers are Beau Agard and D.J. Jackson.  Her honorary pallbearers are Maynard Johns, Sr., Dale Johns, Faron Jackson, Sr., Darlene Beaulieu, Priscilla Stately, Alexis Agard, Billie Jean King, Chalina Johns, Sharon Jackson, Faron Jackson, Jr., Tasheena Jackson-Ellis, Jasmin Jackson, Maria Jackson, Dougie Jackson-Ellis, Hank Chosa, Jr., Ricky Jackson, Mona Desjarlait, Maggie Jackson, Paul Jackson, Chuck Jackson, Jada Jackson, Dave Jackson, Keith Johns, Laurel Jackson, Keith Stately, her lifelong friends Geneva Lawrence and Gert Buckanaga and the rest of the family.  Interment will be in the Old Agency Catholic Cemetery at Old Agency, MN following her service on Saturday.

Edith’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker.  Online condolences for the family may be left at

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