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Catherine 'Jackie' Jackson-Downam July 28, 1946 - Jan. 5, 2019

Catherine “Jackie” Jackson-Downam completed her assignment from God and returned home to Heaven to be with the Lord and her beloved daughter Amy at 5 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2019.

Jackie was born on July 28, 1946, to Art and Gertrude Jackson. She grew up in Eaton and married Jasper Downam on Feb. 4, 2017.

Jackie loved to ride around town on her golf cart and never met a stranger. She was loving, kind and compassionate to everyone she met. Volunteering was an important part of her life and she spent much of her time at the Lion’s Club and the Helping Hand doing just that. Jackie was also an avid crafter making scrapbooks and beautiful handmade cards for people. She was a dedicated and devoted mother who loved her children and family. Granny never let a day pass that she wasn’t reminding you how much you were loved. While we are rejoicing that she is in Heaven, she will be missed every day.

Jackie is survived by her husband Jasper; her children Rod (Ronda) Lewis, Brad (Stephanie Lane) Lewis, Eric (Tiffany) Felver and Ashley Felver; step-children Brian (Jamie), Jasper Jr, Dustin and Joshua Downam, Lucinda (Larry) Burns and Shnowa (Robbie) McElwain; grandchildren Christanna (Cody) Gabbard; Jennifer Nose; Rodney (Heather) Lewis; Ashley (Cody) Bryce; Whitney (Crystal) Lewis; Caleb and Caiden Felver; Evie Tracy; Makila Pierce; Elijah, Deashea, Isaiah, and Brian Jr. Downam; Joseslyn and Maddox Wouster; Cory, Noah, and Briella Downam; Coltyn Downam, Britany (Jenna) Pash; Jasmin and Christian Downam; Keerston Poling; Toullie and Finnigan McElwain; great-grandchildren Alycea Hernandez, Alex Wladyka and Silas Lewis. She was preceded in death and greeted in Heaven by her parents, sisters, and daughter Amy.

There will be a celebration of Jackie’s life held on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 2-5 p.m. at the Upland Lion’s Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hands of Hope, 101 S. Washington St., Marion, Indiana, 46952.