Mrs. Dorothy Ann Woolsey Jackson

Published 8:05 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Mrs. Dorothy Ann Woolsey Jackson, age 91, of Rome, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her home after a brief illness.

She was born June 2, 1927, in Woolsey, Fayette County, Georgia. She was daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Annie Fendley Woolsey of Fayette County, Georgia. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Rome First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jackson was a 1944 graduate of Fayette County High School, and a graduate of North Georgia (Junior) College, Dahlonega, Georgia, in December 1945. She majored in business subjects and after graduation worked as a steno/secretary in the Atlanta area.

On June 29, 1946, Dorothy Ann Woolsey was married to Calvin Reese Jackson in the Winship Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Several months later they moved to Rome and established Jackson Typewriter Company, a dealership for Royal Typewriters and later Victor Business Machines. Mrs. Jackson worked intermittently in the business as secretary/bookkeeper until the business was sold in 1988.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by sister, Mrs. Marguerite Alrutz of Kirkwood, Missouri; two brothers, Thomas Woolsey of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and Joseph Woolsey of Marietta, Georgia.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Reese Jackson; three daughters, Jean (Neal) Brumbeloe of LaGrange, Ellen (Joe) Clary of Valdosta, Teresa (Bill) Roby of Marietta; six grandchildren, Reesa (Brian) Woodman of Marietta, Ben (Katie) Clary of Albany, Jeffrey Brumbeloe of Atlanta, William (Lin) Roby, Jr. of Ballground, Kim (Tyler) Willett of Valdosta, Edward (Meghan) Roby of Douglassville; six great grandchildren, Mason and Gray Clary, Erin Roby, Lauren, Caleb and Ava Grey Woodman.

A service for Mrs. Jackson will be held Thursday June 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Rome, with the Rev. Matt Duvall and Dr. Floyd Roebuck officiating. The family will receive friends in the chapel of First Baptist, Thursday, from 10 a.m.  until the funeral hour. Interment will follow at the Woolsey Cemetery in Fayette County, Georgia at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society, 3380 Chastain Meadows Pkwy, NW, Suite 200, Kennesaw, Georgia. 30144, or to the television ministry of Rome First Baptist Church, 100 East 4th Ave., Rome, Georgia 30161.

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