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Barbara (Tasker) Jackson

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“To my beloved Aunt, I cannot believe that one year ago today, the good Lord took you home. I know that you fought with every fiber of your being and...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Mathers - Merrimack, NH

“To The jackson Family,I extend my deepest sympathy to you. I will always remember Barbara's kindness and concern for our children during those...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jean Inge - Vernon, CT

“I am greatly saddened by Barbara's passing and extend my condolences to her family. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jean maxwell - Laguna Niguel, CA

“I have so many fond memories of Mrs. Jackson. It would be impossible to choose one, or list them all. She was a role model and friend to me for...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kelli Maxwell - Irvine, CA

“Our deepest Condolences to the Jackson Family. Our fondest memories are from your you home on the Vineyard where we used to stay every summer. The...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Clayton Rocker - Biddeford, ME

“My deepest condolences to the entire Jackson family. Barbara was a wonderful woman who will be missed. She always made me feel I was family whenever...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Rocker - Frederick, MD

“My heart will be with all of you because I will be unable to be there with you all.Msy Auntie Barbara,s soul rest in peace. We will all. Miss...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Valerie Akins - Hyde Park, MA

“I have fond memories of Josh Tull, the Jackson's and my family traveling to Martha's Vineyard, and cruising in the Caribbean. Barbara was so kind to...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Seay - Milwaukee, WI

“rest in peace barbara ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: charlie casassa - Family Friend

“Dear Sherry and your entire family,You have my deepest sympathy. May God bless and comfort you during this most difficult time. Cherish those...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Sherry and family: I just want to let you that my thoughts are with you during this time of sorrowWith Deepest Sympathy,Luisa Byron ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Luisa Byron - Milton, MA - Friend

Barbara (Tasker) Jackson of Newton died on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at the age of 83 after a long battle with cancer. Barbara was well travelled but the places closest to her heart were Martha's Vineyard and her home in Newton. In addition to travel and many other interests, she and her husband, Bill enjoyed socializing with many family and friends. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy. Barbara was much loved and appreciated for her kindness, graciousness and love of life. The light and joy that Barbara brought into our lives will never fade. She is survived by her husband Wilbur Kent (Bill) Jackson Sr., daughters Deborah and Sherry Jackson of Newton, MA and son, Kent Jackson and daughter-in-law Deanna Jackson of Saugus, MA. Grandchildren: Samaria, Kayla, Joshua, Samantha, Victoria and Jaeda. She is also survived by sisters Geraldine Layne of Nashua, NH, Roberta Battle of Somerville, MA and brothers Carlton Tasker of Somerville. She was also the sister of the late Theodore Tasker Jr. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Marilyn Tyler and Phyllis Jackson both of Rockland, MA and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Thursday, January 26th from 4-7PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Church, 1321 Centre St, Newton Center on Friday at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Barbara's name to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or at the website