Born on October 5, 1934 in Honaker, Virginia
Departed on March 22, 2021, in Titusville, Florida
On Monday, March 22, 2021 Joan Jackson, devoted and loving mother of two sons passed away at age 86.
Joan (Jo Ann) was born on October 5, 1934, in Honaker, Virginia to John and Flossie Combs. She attended school in Beckley, West VA. Joan moved with her family to Florida in the early 50’s. During that time period she met Paul Jackson at the Kennedy Space Center and soon thereafter Paul and Joan married. The couple raised two sons, John Gregory Jackson (Greg) and Richard (Rick) Alan Jackson.
In 1957 Joan’s father John built two homes side by side, one for Joan’s family and one for her sister Imogene (Jean). The two sisters lived side by side ever since.
Joan was a sports fanatic, she never missed an Orlando Magic basketball game and she knew every race car driver in NASCAR. Jeff Gordon was her all-time favorite driver and it broke her heart when he retired.
Joan was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend. She made it her mission in life to take care of others. Family and friends looked forward to her annual Christmas party. Her house was decorated like a winter wonderland and her Christmas tree was absolutely stunning.
Joan was a fantastic cook and she made sure nobody got up from the dinner table hungry. She was serving her famous angel icebox cake before anyone had the chance to get up from the table.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents John and Flossie Combs and her husband Paul Jackson. Surviving family members are her sister Jean Smith, her sons and daughter in laws Greg & Patti Jackson, Richard & Maria Jackson. By her grandchildren and their spouses, Travis & Megan Jackson, Courtney & Jason Geld, Michelle & Kris Conner, Melissa and Erik Thornton, her great grandchildren, Reese, Callie Jo, Charlee, Bryce and Jayce. And by her nephews Brent and Brad Smith.
A graveside service will be held at Florida Memorial Gardens Cemetery where she will be buried with her husband Paul on Friday March 26th at 2pm with the Rev. Mark Harpold officiating.
Joan will be deeply missed by all.
from Nashville Ar. wrote on March 26, 2021:
This family will forever hold a piece of my heart!! I adored her....as I’m trying to find the words my mind runs with a million different memories! My heart is broke yet I know she is in a better place and I will see her again! I love you all and I’m so sorry I’m not there! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!
Terry & Gary FARLOW
from W MELBOURNE wrote on March 25, 2021:
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a very special lady, and she will be missed by many. Sending prayers to you and your family.
from Melbourne wrote on March 25, 2021:
A great mother and woman! Say hey to Paul mom. Love you, Charlie
Pamela and Rick Peeples
from Melbourne wrote on March 24, 2021:
My God watch over you and comfort you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Love Pam & Rick Peeples
Doug&Amy Gray 852 Spiller St
from Eau Gallie Fl 32935 wrote on March 24, 2021:
A very nice lady, the real deal Southern Lady! She really kept her yard Beautiful, with Ricks help the last few years. We've lived by her for the pasted 36 years. She will be sorely Missed!😪
from Melbourne, Florida wrote on March 24, 2021:
A truly great friend.
from Knoxville, TN 37922 wrote on March 24, 2021:
My dear friend, Joan- felt like family.
from Cape Canaveral wrote on March 24, 2021:
Aunt Jo, we’re going to miss you! God bless you and thank thanks for being a second mother to me. Love you 😘
from Melbourne wrote on March 24, 2021:
Mamaw you will always hold a piece of my heart. I will cherish every memory we made together forever. I miss you so much already but I know you are in a better place! I hope you are up there with the prettiest yard! Love you so much! 2 kisses!
Judy (Combs) and Jim Puckett
from Norman, OK wrote on March 24, 2021:
Joan was my dear cousin whom I loved, and I will miss her even though we lived far apart. We visited her and Jean last January (2020) in her home, and have fond memories of that day. Our families were close while we were growing up and she was always a delight to be around. God bless you, Rick, Greg, Jean, and all the family who mourn her passing.