August 22, 1960 - October 21, 2019
Deborah Vermell Jackson was born August 22, 1960 to the late Martha Caldwell and LeRoy Jackson at East Orange General Hospital. Deborah, the second oldest of seven, was raised and educated in Newark Public Schools and graduated from Barringer H.S. “Home of the Blue Bears in Newark, New Jersey. Debbie, as she liked to be called, was blessed with the first of her three children in 1978. She later met and married, Robert Lynch, although divorced in 1988; they have maintained a close friendship throughout the years. It would be almost twenty years later before she expanded her legacy with the addition of her two beautiful daughters.
Debbie was a very intelligent, ambitious, driven woman, creative and was a woman of many talents. She taught her children her children loyalty and enforced the need to follow their dreams. Debbie worked as a claim’s examiner for Prudential and then Aetna for many years while raising her three children as a single mother. She later suffered an injury which caused her to be disabled but she did not let that stop her. She returned to school and earned an associate degree in Accounting from Thomas Edison State University in 2012. Debbie was an exceptional cook, lived life to fullest, enjoyed reading fictional novels, walks in the park, good movies, good musicals, listening to R&B/Soul Music but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents Martha Caldwell and LeRoy Jackson and leaves behind to mourn, her children Roy Jackson ( Carol) , Shanae Jackson, Tezhanae Jackson, her siblings, Michael Williams ( Theresa) Denise Jackson, Catherine Jackson, JoAnne Luster ( Michael) , Angela Gray ( Salahudin) Andre’ Jackson , Step-mother Annette Jackson , 6 grandchildren, ex-husband Robert Lynch and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
Relatives and friends may attend a visitation on Monday, October 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the True Servant Church, 2630 South Broad Street in Hamilton. Services will be held 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be private.
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