November 19, 1916 - April 29, 2022
Leona Ellen "Penny" Jackson, age 1051/2, of Royal Oak, passed away on April 29, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Jackson. Loving mother of Gail Wilson and Pam (Ron) Rahhal. Dear grandmother of Kristen Wilson and Nicole Stawicki. Penny was born in Marshall, MN, but made her way west for adventure when she was about 19 years old. Setting out for California with friends and selecting "Penny" as her nickname-a choice that would stick the next 85+ years-she soon ended up on the Oregon coast. There she earned her Oregon Shipbuilding Certification as a welder and labored for a number of months in the shipyards that supported the country's efforts during World War II. As fate would have it, her work in the shipyards soon led to her future husband, Ernest. Before long, she was headed to Ernest's home state of Michigan where she stayed with Ernest's mother while he completed his Navy service. Once Ernest and Penny were reunited in Michigan, they soon started a family, to which Penny was a devoted homemaker and mother who helped successfully raise their two daughters. In her free time, Penny enjoyed playing cards-especially Solitaire on her tablet-and she absolutely loved to go shopping. Over years past, she also very much enjoyed gardening. Above all else though, Penny loved her family and friends, and she took great joy in the many family gatherings that were held over the years. Penny lived a long, rich, and fulfilling life. For that her family is undoubtedly grateful, but she will be dearly missed. Visitation will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 3 - 8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks east of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral service will take place on Monday, May 2, at 11:00 a.m. (10:00 visitation) at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 202 E. 5th Street, Royal Oak. Interment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Salvation Army. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.
Leona Ellen "Penny" Jackson, age 1051/2, of Royal Oak, passed away on April 29, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Jackson. Loving mother of Gail Wilson and Pam (Ron) Rahhal. Dear grandmother of Kristen Wilson and Nicole Stawicki. Penny... View Obituary & Service Information
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