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Rachel P. “Penny” (Durham) Jackson  

Rachel P. “Penny” (Durham) Jackson

January 19, 1926 – March 23, 2017

Rachel P. “Penny” (Durham) Jackson, age 91, of Dover, DE passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Born in Dover, DE on January 19, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Minous Durham and Estella (Pritchett) Durham. Penny was a self-employed seamstress and worked out of her home. In her leisure time, she enjoyed gardening and sewing. Penny will always be remembered as an amazing cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clarence M. Jackson and her brothers, Albert Durham and Larry Durham. Penny is survived by her daughters, Marleen Y. Dukes (William) and Cynthia R. Metz; brothers, Daniel (Alverta), Marshall (Ginger), and Enoch (Doris); grandchildren, Todd Dukes (Barbara), and Matthew, Michael, and Madison Metz; and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Layla Dukes.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 am. Private interment services for family will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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  1. Betsy Isaacs, March 25, 2017

    Iam so sorry for your loss I loved your mother she was quite a “character “Funfun gal

  2. Kenneth Hutcherson, March 25, 2017

    May the Peace that Passeth All Understanding Abide with you Now and Ever More

  3. carolyn liebenow, March 27, 2017

    Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers to you.

  4. The Repass Family, March 28, 2017

    A beloved mother, grandmother and friend is at peace with her Heavenly Father. May your family know this and find true comfort and healing. Our love and prayers to your family during this difficult time.

  5. Audrey (Durham) and Criag Cox, March 29, 2017

    Cindy and Marleen and family, we are praying for the peace and comfort that only time can bring. Aunt Penny was a true character which she shared through humor and laughter to all those around her. What I remember most of all was: you knew Aunt Penney was in the house when that big red tank of a car came dashing into the driveway and a bold voice would announce “You know who’s here”.
    We all loved her dearly.

  6. Gabriel, March 30, 2017

    I wanted to express sincere condolence at this time. May the good memories you have bring you comfort. Something that has brought me comfort at a like this is the promises in the Bible. One comforting thought is found at John 5:28,29 that promises we can see our loved ones again.


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