February 24, 1929 – October 6, 2019
Reflection of Life
Sybil H. Jackson, was born on February 24, 1929, to the late Fred W. Conner and Hattie L. Prillerman in Elbert, West Virginia. She was the eighth child out of 12 children. She worked and graduated from Gary District High School in 1947. She was Salutatorian of her class and a scholar in math and other subjects. Sybil was a perfectionist and loved art.
Sybil was baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, under the leadership of the late Bishop Posey D. Smith, Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in West Virginia. She was often a caregiver for her nieces, nephews and parents, before moving to Washington, DC in 1961.
Sybil H. Conner met and married Austin Nathan Jackson, on November 29, 1961, with this union they had five children. She was a homemaker, took care of the children and managed the household finances. Sybil was a dedicated Christian, loving wife, a wonderful and caring mother and grandmother to her family. She was humble, gentle, patient, creative, funny and always willing to work in the church.
In 1961, she joined The Way of the Cross Church, under the late Bishop Henry C. Brooks. There she was a member of Auxiliaries and sang in the choirs. In 1969, she continued serving the Lord under the leadership of the Late Bishop Joseph Weathers, at Holy Temple Church of Christ. Sis. Jackson, along with her husband Deacon Jackson and their children, were one of the first families to place membership at the Holy Temple Church of Christ, at its inception. She helped with fundraisers by working in the kitchen selling dinners, sometimes with her husband. She also started the March of States and the Ship of Zion activities. She loved working with the kids and young adults. She started the first Drama Guild having plays and programs, and in addition, she and Sister Hayes started the Angelic Ushers. She also worked with Sister Ruby Smith and started the first Vacation Bible School. Sister Jackson participated in the Willing Workers Club as a secretary, she was a member of the Hospitality and Floral Clubs and was also a Missionary. She sang on the Voices of Deliverance and the Amalgamated choirs. Often Sister Jackson and Sister Jasmine Nance would sing duets, as they accompanied Bishop Weathers to various small churches. Their children would sometimes also sing with them, one of their favorite songs,” I’m So Grateful “. Sister Jackson and Deacon Jackson would often help in any way they could, to support the Seniors at the church and always encourage the younger generation to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Sister Jackson was and always will be an encouragement to all who aspire to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, by helping others.
Sybil was a pillar of her Community for over 50 years. She provided food for the kids that went to the schools in the neighborhood. She has helped her neighbors in many ways. Sybil and Austin were known to always tell the young people in the neighborhood and others, that they were praying for them. She encouraged many people of all walks of life, without judgement.
In later years, Sybil attended Downtown Clusters Geriatric Day Care. There she enjoyed socializing with others, singing “God is a Good God”, praying for others, art, exercising and other activities.
On October 6, 2019, God called Sybil, she departed this life at The George Washington University Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin N. Jackson. She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Donna Patrice Bonner (Larry), Serena M. Jackson-Wiggins (Donald), Yvonne D. Jamison (Bert), Baron K. Jackson (Anita), and Renita D. Jackson. Her grandchildren: DeChanta M. Shelton (Charles), Erona M. Pate, Walter A. Simmons II, Larry Bonner II, Kortlan B. Jackson, DeAndre A. Jackson, Kalyn A. Jackson, and Kyle B. Jackson. Her great grandchildren: Reona T. Pate, Rikkea J. Pate, Arielle I. Miller, RaMya D. Pate, Walter A. Simmons III, Jasmin Bailey, Aaron HJ Simmons, Ricardo AN Pate, Delilah R. Jackson, and Kynsley B. Jackson. Her brother: Donald Conner, Sr (Armizetta), Brother-in-law: Walter Robinson, Sr., Sister-in-laws: Carolyn Conner and Shirley Conner. One goddaughter: Stephanie Nance-Plater, who preceded her in death, one godson: Donald Conner, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
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