Official Obituary of

Sylvia Denise Jackson

May 15, 1954 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Sylvia Denise Jackson Obituary

Sylvia Denise Jackson, a lifelong resident of Opelika, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 15, 1954, to Otis and Marcel (Lacy) Lynn, and died at East Alabama Medical Center on March 1, 2024.

Throughout life, she was compassionate and caring for those in need. In early childhood, “Nesie” discovered her love of animals and rescued as many strays as Mama and Daddy would let her.

Denise retired from Auburn University and was an active member of Pepperell Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents; her youngest son, Glenn Jackson; and siblings, Daphine Lynn, Hal Lynn and Tommy Lynn.

Denise is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Donnie Jackson; her beloved son and daughter-in-law, PJ and Jamie Jackson; and her grandchildren, Haley, Andrew and Emma Jackson, whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by a very special aunt, Christine Stillwell; her sister, Darlene Armstrong (Randy); nephews and nieces, Justin Armstrong (Allie, Olivia and Lillian); Mallory Cutts (Bowen and Lacy Lynn); and her in-laws, Cecil and Janet Rodgers and Debbie Palmer.

Visitation will be 10-11 am on March 5, 2024, at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. A Memorial service will follow at 11 am, with Reverend Zac Gardner and Reverend Mike Newman officiating. 

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March 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

Memorial Service
March 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801


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