Lady Louise May Jackson

November 8, 1941 - September 10, 2019

Jackson, Lady Louise Obituary
Louise May Jackson peacefully entered into eternal rest on the morning of Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  She was passionately called Cherry Murray, Aunt Cherry, Grandma, Gon Gon, Grandma Louise, Mom, Ma, Louise and Cherry. She was born on November 8, 1941 in Port Maria, St. Mary, Jamaica, to the late David Murray and Mary Gordan. She had seven siblings: Lupe May, Linda (Lynn), Alma, Rosetta (Pee), James (Jack) and the late Daisy and Ruby. At an early age, Aunt Cherry looked for opportunities to help herself and her family.  Thus, she relocated to Kingston to pursue her dreams.  In Kingston, she attended Tutorial College where she later touched the lives of many youths by entering in a teaching career.


Aunt Cherry migrated to the United States in 1967 from Jamaica to seek opportunities to create a better life.  She selflessly devoted her life to caring for her children, her siblings’ children and any other child that needed care.  Because of her selfless nature, she also dedicated her life’s career to caring for others.  She cared for many families in need of loving help.  She traveled throughout Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia to offer such services.


Aunt Cherry loved shopping, getting her hair done, and travelling. She also enjoyed singing, dancing and sharing jokes with everyone.  She was everyone’s Uber driver.  She never hesitated to give a ride to anyone that needed it.  She attended many graduations, weddings, bar mitzvahs, games, recitals just about any event in which she could support others including a host of birthday parties, baby showers and so on.  She valued spending memorable moments with her family and friends.


Her favorite breakfast was to have a Dunkin Donut coffee and a blue berry muffin.  She looked forward to Christmas so she could enjoy the black cakes her sisters Alma and Pee baked.  Aunt Cherry also enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends.  She was known for her famous mouthwatering Jamaican dish, rice and peas with curry chicken, as well as her famous American dish, angus beef meatballs drenched in grape jelly and barbecue sauce. Many enjoyed her delicious meals for which you could smell from a distance.  When asked about her meals she always say, “never measure … just pour.”    


 Although Aunt Cherry was passionate about cooking, baking and serving others, her greatest passion was to serve the Lord, her God, with all her heart, mind, body, spirit and soul.  She was always eager to hear our stories, share a smile, give a gentle touch or offer kind words of wisdom.  Her encouragement was empowering and gave us the assurance we needed to navigate through many stormy seas. 


Aunt Cherry’s love was so intense that regardless of what you were going through, you felt safe and secure in her presence. She never judged. Instead, she loved unconditionally always putting others first and never asking for anything for herself.  She instilled great values in her family and made sure that we knew the importance of having a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Her mission was to serve everyone – her family, extended family, friends, neighbors, church community and others. 


 Louise Jackson was an active member of The New Hope Church of God in Silver Spring, Maryland for many years where she grew strong in her faith and developed healthy relationships with her brothers and sisters in Christ.  She was a member of the choir always ready to worship her Lord and Savior.  Bishop Shaw stated that she was someone he could always depend upon. 


Louise Jackson is survived by her children Michael Adams and Ghandi Jackson. She leaves behind many generations including twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a host of relatives and friends.




September 21, 2019
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