Marilyn Beatrice Jackson
Marilyn Beatrice Tackett Jackson, 83, longtime resident of Middletown, passed away late Monday evening in New Castle.
She was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Lee and Frances Wilson Tackett. She was a graduate of Dugger High School and retired from Delco Remy, a division of General Motors in 1991 after 25 years of service.
She attended the Cadiz Friends Church and sold crafts at the Farmers Pike market. She loved playing bingo and was known for her awards for cooking at the Mooreland Fair and The Courier Time cooking contests placing first and was grand champion on several occasions.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Carla Jackson; sister, LeAnn Tackett; and three brothers, Lee, Ed, and Bill Tackett.
Survivors are her husband, Carl Dion Jackson, whom she married on June 11, 1955; children, Peggy Sweigart (Mike) of New Castle, Jackie Jackson (Pat) of Shirley and Randy Jackson of Middletown; one brother, Ross Tackett (Tracy) of Marco Island, Florida; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown, with Pastor Bob Lines officiating.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Dugger, Indiana.
Memorials may be made to the Middletown Emergency Unit, P.O. Box 1, Middletown, IN 47356.
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Published on November 28, 2019


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