Katherine Georgia Jackson ✵ 1925-1998

Name at birth:    Katherine Georgia Gambo 
Date of birth:    8/22/1925 
Place of birth:   Dowell, IL USA 
Date of death:    7/2/1998 
Place of death:   Arlington, WA USA 
Place of burial:  Everett, WA USA

Submitted by: Melanie Baird (


“Time flies,”everyone says.
It’s frightening sometimes
to look in the mirror and see
the evidence of that.
So often, we don’t take a moment
to say what’s in our hearts,
and then, when it’s too late,
we wish we had.
I’m taking a moment now, Mom,
to tell you this…
When I was a child, there was
so much I couldn’t understand,
like how hard you worked
and how much you sacrificed
for our family.
There were dreams you had
to put on hold
and dreams that never came true.
You must have felt frustrated
sometimes, no doubt,
and at times even full of despair.
Yet you never gave less
than your best to us.
You didn’t have an exciting career
or beautiful clothes.
You never traveled the world
or drove a fancy car.
Every day, you looked after us,
worried about us, fed us,
and loved us,
without expecting anything in return.
You see, Mom, I know now
and understand
that you actually gave me two lives:
my own… and yours.

Thank you so much for all you gave to me and to my children you were our “Sunshine”. You will be in our thoughts and prayers and memories forever. God Bless you Mom, be at peace and know I am sorry I was not there when you died, but we all were there to say good-bye to you, you would have been pleased. I miss you more than you would ever have imagined, and have “cried” more tears than you would have ever thought, but I am strong because of you. One day I believe we will be together again, but until then I keep you in my heart and see you in the faces of my children and will continue to love you forever.

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