Hazel Mae Jackson was born on November 29, 1943, in Warren Arkansas. She was the second of six children born to Hazel and Annie Mae Hampton. After the death of her mother, she moved to Sacramento, CA where she lived with her Uncle and Auntie, the late William and Helen Turk.
Hazel was a graduate of Sacramento High School. In 1965 she began a career with the State of CA. After 33 years of dedicated service, she retired from her position as a Supervisor with the Employment Development Department.
Hazel was married for 22 years to Charles Richard Jackson. From this union, five children were born.
Having accepted Christ as her Savior, Hazel was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sacramento, CA.
Hazel loved life and people. With her kind and compassionate spirit, she never met a stranger. She was a very giving person and never hesitated to provide for those in need. Having five children, she became a second mother to many of her children’s friends accepting them and treating them like her own. She loved to travel, listen to music, and get her party on!! She also loved sitting in her recliner watching her favorite program Perry Mason and Western movies. Her favorite teams were the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. But dearest to her heart was her family, especially her children and her grandchildren. There was nothing in the world she would not do for them. Her beautiful smile and her infectious laugh will always resonate in the hearts and minds of all who so dearly loved her.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents Hazel Hampton and Annie Mae Hampton (Collins), aunt Helen Turk (Hampton), brothers James and Claude Hampton, sister Claudette Hampton, and nephew James Hampton.
She leaves to cherish her memory sisters, Irmaline Hampton and Helen Bradley, both of Sacramento, CA; children, Cheri Jones of Las Vegas, NV; Jacqueline Jackson-Jones (Geoffrey), Kimberly Turrentine (Dewitt), Charles Anthony Jackson, and Sonya Jackson, all of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren, Rickey Jones (Natalie) of Santa Clara, CA; Stephon Jones, Daniel Anderson, Jr., John Henderson, Corey Jackson, Isaiah Burgess, and Bryan Wilson, all of Sacramento, CA; Britani Jackson of Oakland, CA; Brianna Jackson and Brandie Jackson, both of Grambling, LA; J’Sean Moore of Sacramento, CA; great-grandson, Jayden Jones of Santa Clara, CA; and a host of beloved nieces, cousins, aunts, and friends.