Anita Marie Jackson, 54, of Waldorf, Maryland passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital in Pennsylvania surrounded by and in the comfort of her family and friends.
She was born on August 9, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio to Garfield L. Jackson (deceased) and Norma J. Jackson. Anita was a devoted and loving mother to her son Kendre’ D. Jackson. She loved her family and friends.
Anita was a 1977 class graduate from William Penn High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. She was pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at Capella University.
Before she retired from the United States Army, she served 20 years as a Transportation Management Coordinator and worked 15 years as a Transportation Management Supervisor. She held positions as a Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and, First Sergeant. She traveled abroad to Paris, Italy, Austria, Korea, Japan, Spain, Denmark, and other various places around the world. She then ventured out to become a Senior Business Advisor for the United States Government Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service.
She was a member of the Shiloh Church of God in Christ located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania until she graduated from high school to pursue higher education and career. She was member of New Community Church of God in Christ located in Waldorf, Maryland, where she served under the leadership of Superintendent, Willie R. Hunt.
She leaves to celebrate her life, her son Kendre’ D. Jackson of Waldorf, MD; mother, Norma J. Jackson of Harrisburg, PA; brother, Lynn A. Jackson (Amy) of District Heights, MD; sisters Venita M. Lucas (Robert II) of Gilbertsville, PA, Roselyn M. Joppy (Spencer Sr.), Linda A. Jackson, Karen D. Jackson Price and Sherita L. Jackson of Harrisburg, PA; nephews and nieces, Robert Lucas III, Andre’ J. Price, Spencer Joppy Jr., Shamilyn C. Joppy, Shamarr C. Joppy, Venita Lenice Lucas, Shanaya L. Joppy, Shekia L. Jackson, Arika N. Price, and Jaya Jackson; great nephew, Robert Lucas IV; great niece, Brielle N. Moran Lucas and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Anita’s life will be celebrated at the Shiloh C.O.G.I.C., located at 5950 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA on Monday, April 7, 2014 with the viewing at 10:00 am and service starting at 11 am. A second service will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 with viewing at 9:00am and service starting at 10:30am at New Community C.O.G.I.C., located at 12435C Mattawoman Drive, Waldorf, Maryland, 20601. Her final resting place will be in the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery located in Cheltenham, Maryland.