Barbara Jackson

Barbara Jackson

September 30, 1945 March 25, 2020

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Obituary for Barbara Ann Jackson (Fields)

Barbara Ann (Fields) Jackson left us to be with the Lord on March 25, 2020 after a brief illness at the age of 74.

She was born on September 30, 1945 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Charles “Giggs” and Birdie Mae “Betty Sue” Fields. She was a lifelong resident of Ann Arbor and attended Mack Elementary, Slauson Middle School, and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1963.

Shortly after graduation she began working for Michigan Bell, currently known as AT&T, in Ann Arbor and eventually retired after 30 years. During retirement, she became a fulltime caregiver for her mother.

Barbara was a devoted member of Bethel AME Church of Ann Arbor and has been a member of numerous organizations and choirs throughout her life. She enjoyed joining different Bible study groups, reading scripture, and praying for people. Most recently, she joined a tech class at church which she found to be enjoyable. She was a member of the Bethel AME Benevolent Ministries where she enjoyed sending out cards to seniors and shut-ins. Most recently, the Lord had laid on her heart to connect with people for Valentine’s Day and she took great pride in connecting with others in this way. She loved being a member of Bethel and adored her entire church family.

She loved her family and it was obvious to all that knew her that they were the most important part of her life. She was deeply proud to be a part of the Fields family and carry on their legacy.

Barbara was a huge University of Michigan football fan (Go Blue!) and don’t even bother her when Days of Our Lives was on.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Kenneth Fields.

She leaves behind her loving son, Charles Kevin Jackson of Ann Arbor; her granddaughter, Charlena A. Jackson of Ann Arbor; and her special friends: Deacon Verna Arrington, Rev. Thomas Kirkland, the Johnson family (Mary, Andrea, Naomi, and Tanya), the entire Fields family (especially Jeanniestine Fields, Georgia Fields, and Jeni Johnson), the Bethel AME of Ann Arbor family, and all of her sons dearest and closet friends as she was everyone’s “mama.” She will also be missed by many family, friends, and godchildren who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Nie Family Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, from 3-6 pm. A private burial will take place at United Memorial Garden Cemetery of Plymouth.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday April 5, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Carpenter Road Chapel
    2400 Carpenter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Sunday April 5, 2020
    3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Interment

    United Memorial Gardens
    4800 Curtis Road
    Plymouth, Michigan
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Demaris Booker

Rest in Heaven my friend!
Demaris Booker
Comment | Posted at 06:44pm via Condolence

Patricia A. Manley

Goodbye my friend and Class of ‘63 partner. Rest well and know that your life was well done! 🙏🏽
Comment | Posted at 01:28pm via Condolence

George Fields

Thank you cousin Barbara for always showing us love! You always had a smile and kind words to share. We will truly miss you. Sending prayers and love to Kevin and family! Chico, Felicia and family.
Comment | Posted at 02:24pm via Condolence

Geraldine Ford-Brown

We are so very sad to hear of the passing of Ms. Jackson. Our prayers are with her family and friends as we all mourn her loss. Robert and Geraldine Brown
Comment | Posted at 11:45am via Condolence

Shari Kraft

I am so sorry to hear that Barb passed away. I worked with her for many years at Michigan Bell. I enjoyed her wonderful work ethic & her quiet sense of humor. She was a very special person & a joy to know. My sympathy goes to Kevin & her entire family. Shari Kraft
Comment | Posted at 11:16am via Condolence

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