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JACKSON WINSTON-SALEM Magdalene Fleming Jackson Feb. 14, 1930 - May 22, 2013 Magdalene Fleming Jackson, 83, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Ms. Jackson was born in Forsyth County February 14, 1930. She was preceded in death by her mother: Esther V. Fleming; husband: Clifford Joyce Jackson, Sr.; her father: Samuel L. Cain; two daughters: Alice Kay Jackson and Denise Lavern Simmons; and brother: Andrew Fleming). Magdalene is survived by her eight children: Nathaniel Fleming (Phyllis), Paulette Robinson (Willie V.), Andrea Jarrett (Paxon), Tanya Dalton (James), Tara Turner (Rodney), Clifford Jackson Jr., Trina Crosby Jackson (James) of the home, and Kevin Jackson; her brother: King David Neal (Carolyn); aunt: Rosie McQueen (Pat); sisters-in-law: Susan Freeman (William T.) and Antionette Fleming and her brother-in-law: Joseph Clifford Brown. She was blessed with 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Known to the community as Ms. Mag, was loved and respected by many and was known for her famous fried chicken and potato salad. She dedicated her life to the care of her ten children (seven girls and three boys) after finding herself a widow at the age 33 years old. Ms. Mag acknowledged by the Kimberly Park Housing Authority with the "Mother of the Year Award", in 1981 for outstanding achievement of ten high school graduates from a single home. She was very proud of her three former military sons and equally proud of her seven loving daughters. Ms. Jackson was an avid book reader and loved watching old westerns and musicals. She sewed dresses during the summer months for her girls and was admired by her children and grandchildren for her captivating story telling. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at First Waughtown Baptist Church, 838 Moravia Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27107, where the family will receive friend from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The remains can be viewed today until 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. Arrangement are in care of Douthit Funeral Services.

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