July 2, 2022, at the age of 82, Bennette Jackson is Predeceased by her sister, Bridget Watford; brothers Robert Barksdale and Ricky Barksdale. She is survived by daughters, Alicia Jackson & Sylvia Jackson; sons, David Barksdale & Sylvester Jackson Jr; sisters, Jolene Barksdale, Katherine Barksdale & Marylene Barksdale; brother, Bennie Barksdale; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; other loving family and friends.
Bennette Jackson was born in Warrenton Georgia to Bennie Barksdale Sr. and Jimmie’Mae Barksdale on May 10, 1940. In 1943 her family moved to Rochester, New York where she was raised by her grandmother Cora’Mae Chatman. She attended and graduated from Maddison High School. Bennette went on to work for General Motors (GM) where she retired from after 30 years of service.
Bennette was a family woman. After retirement she found joy in spending time with her children and grandchildren. She would often get them together and take them out to enjoy dinner at one of her two favorite restaurants Pondarosa or Old Country Buffett. Throughout her lifetime Bennette nurtured many children in the family from children of her own, to nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family loves her dearly and she will be greatly missed.