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Edith Lorraine "Rainy" Jackson

June 15, 1958 March 8, 2019
Edith Lorraine "Rainy" Jackson
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Obituary for Edith Lorraine "Rainy" Jackson

Edith Lorraine Jackson, also known as “Rainy,” was born June 15, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey to the late George Edmond Williams and Marie Harvey Williams. She was educated in the Roselle Public School system. Rainy moved to East Orange and lived there for 22 years.

Rainy was the Owner and Operator of “Over the Rainbow Child Care” in East Orange from 2000 - 2017. Through her leadership and experience, she helped shaped the growth and development of countless children.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved to cook, especially her famous macaroni salad and deviled eggs. Rainy loved to feed and welcome you into her home. She was always available for conversation, giving advice and speaking the truth with love. Rainy had a big heart, great sense of humor, loved fashion and shopping. Rainy was an unselfish woman who put everyone needs before hers and always wanted to be surrounded by the love of her family.

On Friday, March 8, 2019, surrounded by her family Edith Lorraine Jackson passed away in her home in East Orange, New Jersey.

Rainy was preceded in death by her brother, George Jr.

She leaves to cherish fond memories, her children: Tyisha Saint-Juste, Toni Williams (Khyhily Bridges), Leon Jackson Jr., Terry Roper Jr. (Karizma), Natalie Ambrose (James), and Najah Harris; siblings: Clinton, Gregory, Anita, Steven and Marcia; 13 grandchildren: Zahir Sr., Amaree, Jaden, Samaad, Zoey, Elijah, Lailah, Madison, Isaiah, Isaac, Amir, Zakai and Scarlett; 4 great-grandchildren: Zahir Jr., Zamiyah, Zamir and Zaria; aunts and uncles: Aunt Ruth Fox, Uncle Robert Harvey, Uncle Joseph Harvey, Aunt Valerie and Uncle Habeeb-Ullah Nadir; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Mar

10:00 AM 3/14/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

929 Dill Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

First Baptist Church
929 Dill Avenue Linden 07036 NJ
United States

Service

Thursday

14

Mar

11:00 AM 3/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

929 Dill Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

First Baptist Church
929 Dill Avenue Linden 07036 NJ
United States

cemetery

Thursday

14

Mar

Rosehill Cemetery

792 E. Edgar Road
Linden, NJ 07036

Rosehill Cemetery
792 E. Edgar Road Linden 07036 NJ
United States
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