A funeral was held Jan. 8, 2011 at First A.M.E. Zion Church for Olivia Jackson.
She was born on July 22, 1927, to George Cale and Phillis Washington of New Orleans Louisiana. She died Dec. 30, 2010.
Olivia married Elisha Jackson Jr on Nov. 6, 1948. They had seven children. She and her family lived in New Orleans, La. and in 1960 relocated to Portland, Ore.
Olivia was a long time member of Philadelphia Community Missionary Baptist Church along with her family. She later began to attend Emmanuel Temple FGPC. She was very active with her Mothers Board and other Church functions.
She leaves to cherish her memories and celebrate her life accomplishments, three daughters: Ida Hight of Los Angeles, CA; Carolyn Bankole of San Francisco, CA; Jacqueline Jackson-Freeman of Portland, OR, four sons: Elisha Jackson, Stanley Jackson, Gerald Jackson of Portland, OR and Ronald Jackson of Washington DC. Adoptive brother Lamar Akers of Portland, OR; three son-in-laws, Babatu, Abubakar and Larry; daughter-in-law, Barbara. Ten grandchildren: Diallobe, Zalika, Elimu, Taamiti, Jhmaal, Mpagi, Omar'e, Jessalyn, Ronald Jr, and Casey. Four great grandchildren: Rashawn, Elimu Jr, Zayden, and Sadie. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins in New Orleans, LA. Abundance of others she thought of as family and close friends, she came in contact with throughout all the places she traveled, to where her kindness and grace touched them all. Please visit Olivia's online webpage guestbook to send the family condolences. www.terryfamilyfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Terry Family Funeral Home.