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Thomas Jackson

March 14, 1938 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

Thomas P. Jackson, 82, of Fort Wayne died December 18, 2020, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family.  Tom was born March 14, 1938 in Fort Wayne  and was the son of the late Lewis and Angeline (Leis) Jackson.  Tom was a faithful follower of Christ.  He attended Central Catholic High School graduating in 1956.  On May 10, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Mary Ann (Giant).  With the loving support of Mary Ann, he attended  the International Business College, graduating  in 1958.  During this time, he joined the U.S. Navy Reserves and served for 8 years.  As he and Mary Ann began their family, he worked tirelessly to provide for his wife and children.  He began his accounting practice, Thomas P. Jackson, Inc., where he worked for over 50 years.  He served his clients in a way not often seen; many became  friends,  as he was always  looking  for ways in which to help them and their families.  Over the years, Tom and Mary Ann’s  family grew to 6 children, 22 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Ever the dedicated husband and father, family dinners and attending his children’s and then grandchildren’s  events were always a priority.   He did this all while working many hours, setting an amazing example for all.  He was involved at his children’s schools.  Tom was an original member of the Bishop Luers Field Dads and the BLHS Bingo Club, an active member of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Indiana Society of Public Accountants and a member of Saint Elizabeth  Ann Seton Catholic  Church.  Tom was a dedicated and loving  son, husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He was a great man.  So many people have been blessed to know him, to have loved him and to have been loved by him.  Thomas is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann;  sons, Kevin (Lori) Jackson of Warren, IN, Gregory (Rosie) Jackson, Gary (Natalie) Jackson;  daughters, Kelley (John) Workman, Karen (Michael) Bickel all of Fort Wayne, IN;  daughter-in-law, Karen Kerr Jackson of Woodburn, IN;  22 grandchildren,  8 great grandchildren;  sister-in-law Barb Jackson Lusk of Naperville, IL.  Thomas was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Jackson;  granddaughter,  Tamara Kay Workman and brother, Gerald Jackson.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday December 22, at 11am, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center RD with  calling at 9:15am- 11am prior.  Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation through the Parkinson.org website or mailed to:  200  1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL  33131 and Heartland Hospice: 1315 Director’s Row  #210, Fort Wayne, IN  46808 or any Catholic Church for masses. To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com.


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 22, 2020

9:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
December 22, 2020

11:00 AM

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