HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY | Bertha Dawson Ross Jackson



Bertha Dawson Ross Jackson


Residence: Youngstown

Date of birth: Sept. 10, 1915, in Indianola, Miss.


Parents: Mose and Lottie Dawson

Siblings: She is the only surviving sibling of nine brothers and two sisters.

Spouse: Monroe Ross and Ned Jackson, both deceased

Children: Lollie Teague, Mary Ross and Juanita Huckley, all of Youngstown; and Terry Ross of Fort Lee, N.J. Two sons, Zezzie and Clifton Ross, are deceased.

Grandchildren: 18 including Louis Ross and Kenyietta Hackett, who are deceased.

Great-grandchildren: 38


Education: Macedonia School in Indianola, Miss.

Employment: Homemaker, housekeeper and home health caregiver

Memberships: New Hope Baptist Church, former member of its Senior Usher Board and Senior Mission


Other information/lifestyle: She is an example of strength, courage and love to her family and for the Lord. She still enjoys helping prepare holiday meals. She received certificates of recognition from the White House, the governor’s office and the mayor’s office.


Date and location: On Aug. 29 family and friends honored her with a 100th birthday celebration at St. Dominic Parish Hall in Youngstown.

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