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Ada J. Jackson, 91, Nanjemoy

Ada J. Jackson, of Nanjemoy died Jan. 30, 2013, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

Born Jan. 20, 1922, in Grayton, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and the late Julia Carroll.

She married the late Deacon Robert Jackson. They had one daughter, Betty Jackson Cobey.

At an early age, she accepted God as her personal saviour. She was then baptized and became a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. She loved the Lord with her whole heart and was a faithful and devoted witness for Christ.

She gained the respect of the community by her love for people. She was a great listener and shared wisdom with both young and old.

She loved singing with her sisters, Irene and Annie and with her brother, Elmer. She looked forward to Sunday outings with her grandson-in-law, Boo Boo, as they ended the day with dinner at their home.

Her church ministries included the choir, Sunday school, missionary and Bible study. She also supported the Potomac River Baptist Association and was a faithful attendee of Mount Hope/Oak Grove Prayer Band performances.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Elmer “Goodie,” Walter, Roy and William; and sisters, Mary Carroll, Irene Savoy, Annie Cobey, Rosie Posey Maddox and Julia Posey.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty L. Cobey; son-in-law, whom she considered a son, Calvin Cobey Sr.; grandchildren, Sandra Warren, Calvin Cobey Jr., Deborah Tibbs and Robert Cobey; grandsons-in-law, William Warren and Rollin Tibbs; granddaughters-in-law, Donna and Kidada Cobey; great-grandchildren, Khia, DeShadela, Rakhi, Mary, Jared, Kamiah, Malachi and Juan; sister, Catherine Bratcher; godchildren, Chester Cobey and Marva Washington; sisters-in-law, Jean Carroll and Audrey Jackson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A service was held Feb. 2 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Nanjemoy. The Rev. Alvin W. Dockett officiated.

Arrangements were handled by Williams Funeral Home, Indian Head.