Obituary: Brandi Marie Jackson

Brandi Marie Jackson, 36, fought a long and courageous battle with cancer, but the Lord called her home on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.

She was born on Oct. 9, 1979, in Portland, Maine, to Charles and Julie (Rogers) Thorpe. She was a graduate of Bonny Eagle High School and Lyndon State College. She worked as a program director and special projects manager for Girl Scouts of America, St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, Macintosh College in Dover, N.H., and Tarrant County Community College in Texas.

On May 27, 2006, she married David T. Jackson II in Casco, Maine, and he survives. Two beautiful children, Elsie Marie and David Eisenhower “Ike,” were born to Brandi and David during their 10-year marriage. She loved her children and was involved in every aspect of their lives. They were her pride and joy. She loved the Lord and walked with him faithfully. She shared the love of the Lord to those she knew and drew strength from him daily. She was active in her church at Grace Community in Newton. Brandi never knew a stranger, and once you met her, you were her friend.

Survivors include husband David T. Jackson II of Newton; daughter Elsie Marie Jackson and son David Eisenhower Jackson, both of Newton; parents: Julie Rogers of Standish, Maine, and Charles and Marlene Thorpe of Leesburg, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law Gina and Michael Baptista of Fryeburg, Maine; sister Carey Thorpe of Windham, Maine; brother and sister-in-law Buddy and Beth Thorpe of Gold Bar, Wash.; sister Missy Lord of Florida; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Justin and Inez Lord of Dayton, Maine; grandfather Arkie Rogers of Windham, Maine; father-in-law and mother-in-law David and Cheryl Jackson of Newton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Preston and Veronica Jackson of St. Joseph, Mich. grandmother-in-law Elsie Jackson of Newton; nieces and nephews Manny, Ella, Arkie, Sally, Maggie, Savita, Ashton, Kathryn, Kalen, Taylor, Cole and Brooklynn.; and a host of loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life and memorial service was on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Grace Community Church in Newton with Pastor Clint McBroom and David Reimer presiding. Private family burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to the Jackson Children’s College Fund in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

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