EVENTS. 3
  • Remembering Shirley: A Virtual Gathering

    Aug 14, 2020, 7:30 PM US/Eastern

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    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87002631764

    Join us on Zoom (link & passcode below) Friday, August 14th at 7:30PM EST as we gather to celebrate the life of Mrs. Shirley Vaughn Jackson.  We will reflect on her time leading the Junior Choir, helping students at the Mt. Vernon High School Career Center, and her commitment to global missionary work.  

    If you would like to participate in the program by sharing a memory, a song, or words of comfort, please let us know by emailing us at svjmemorial@gmail.com. We will reply to confirm. We look forward to seeing you online! 

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    Meeting ID: 870 0263 1764
    Passcode: 674884

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  • Private Family Service (Live Stream)

    Aug 14, 2020, 11:00 AM US/Eastern

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  • Public Viewing

    Aug 14, 2020, 9:30 AM US/Eastern

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    Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, South 8th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY, USA

    *Masks are required.

Giving
The memorial organizer requested donations in honor of Shirley Vaughn Jackson

FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR

Memorial Fund (Scholarship, Dedication, etc.).

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted for The Shirley Jackson Memorial Fund to help complete Shirley's vision for a family history cookbook and start a scholarship fund for her youngest grandson Josiah. *Tips for the platform are not required to process your donation electronically. You have the option to select "Other: $0'. ----------- For donations payable by check, please contact us at: svjmemorial@gmail.com

$1,445 Raised of $10,000   Contributors (15)
You can also select a charitable cause that is personally meaningful to you or one that was important to Shirley Vaughn Jackson
 
Memorial Created By
Belinda Marie Jackson

Shirley Vaughn Jackson

January 26, 1934 - July 25, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Shirley Vaughn Jackson. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. We will continue to share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
Shirley Mae Vaughn Jackson passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Calvary Hospital – Bronx, NY after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Shirley was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 26, 1934. She grew up on...  see more
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Posts & Photos

  • Christina Penrose
    To view the Celebration of Life Service on YouTube, please visit the following link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNpMRPgEJso&authuser=0
  • Beverly Lyte
    Junior Choir around 1968/69.
  • Christina Penrose
    Christina Penrose added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Shirley Vaughn Jackson:
  • Christina Penrose
    Christina Penrose added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Shirley Vaughn Jackson:
  • Christina Penrose
    Mom was so happy to see her first grandson graduate college. I'm grateful that Tyson was so driven to graduate a year early. We were able to celebrate his accomplishment together which was a blessing. Who knew we would be quarantined a year later.
  • Belinda Marie Jackson
    Belinda Marie Jackson added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Shirley Vaughn Jackson:
    Shirley & Belvie's 8th Pastoral Anniversary at Centennial
  • Belinda Marie Jackson
    Belinda Marie Jackson added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Shirley Vaughn Jackson:
    Shirley at Greater Centennial
  • Belinda Marie Jackson
    Belinda Marie Jackson added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Shirley Vaughn Jackson:
    Val Kill Girls Leadership Event
    Lakeland Middle School | Mr. Cerniglia's Classroom
    Shirley & David Roosevelt
  • Belinda Marie Jackson
    When mom first published her book she needed local support to coordinate and support her interviews, speaking events, and book talks. Thank you Gala Lawrence for being the perfect publicist for mom!

    Francesca and Bill Urbin of the National Park Service...  more
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    • Belinda Marie Jackson
      Kimi Walker What an amazing soul, I see where you get it from!! I will continue to keep you, your sister, and your entire family in my prayers now, during your time of bereavement, and in the future, as you all press forward in keeping your mother's memory alive.
      • October 8, 2020
  • Donna Brown Redding
    "Wonderful", and "We are Climbing Jacob's Ladder", are two songs I still remember from the Junior choir. I also remember her looks from the piano when I wasn't doing what I was supposed to do. This was all over 50yrs ago, fond memories which helped shape...  more
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    • Donna Brown Redding
      Belinda Marie Jackson This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this Donna.
      • August 9, 2020
    • Donna Brown Redding
      Christina Penrose I'm so glad he was able to go through the UD RISE program. It's great to hear how she impacted so many lives.
      • August 13, 2020
  • G. Lawrence
    In fond remembrance...
    Over the years we have spent so much time at the Jackson home that we called it "Girls Town"!😊 Thank you for the life lessons, Mother Jackson. They will remain with us always!
    💗 Sophia, Gaysha and Gala
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    • G. Lawrence
      Belinda Marie Jackson We will never forget "Girls Town". Especially all the cooking experiments, good food, laughter, and mom doing the happy dance when she ate something one of you made for her that she really enjoyed!! Thanks for sharing this.
      • August 9, 2020
  • Belinda Marie Jackson
    Belinda Marie Jackson added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Shirley Vaughn Jackson:
  • Belinda Marie Jackson
    Belinda Marie Jackson: — with aLifeWellLived and 2 othersgratitude
    generationalgoodness
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    If you were in the Greater Centennial Junior Choir you know the song Shirley Vaughn Jackson taught us...”Won-der-ful! He’s so won-der-ful!” "Yes, won-der-ful!" "He's so won-der-ful!"

    It makes me smile and laugh to think of her hitting those chords...  more
  • Belinda Marie Jackson
    Belinda Marie Jackson added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Shirley Vaughn Jackson:
    NaNa #2
    Hot Dogs for the Queen
    Shirley
    NaNa #1
  • Belinda Marie Jackson
    Thank you for allowing and encouraging my creative expression through art, music and dance. You knew early on that I wouldn't let anyone box me in! Thank you for always having my back. Thank you for aggressively advocating for my education.

    You were a...  more
  • Christina Penrose
    My mother and I on our various adventures with the missionaries. Since I was born I was attending WH&FM then WH&OM conferences, mass meetings, supply outreach and other missionary events. I guess it was just natural that I did the same with my...  more