Betty Jackson

Elizabeth "Betty" Marion Jackson, born November 15, 1922, passed away on September 7, 2023. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Roderick and Marion Benoit. She grew up in Nova Scotia, and began her work in the United States Foreign Service at the American Consulate in Montreal. She was later assigned to Naples, Italy, where she met her husband, Franklin E. Jackson, who also served in the US Foreign Service. Betty and Frank lived all over the world from Thailand to Iceland with their two children, before retiring in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She enjoyed hosting friends and family and always extended the warmest hospitality. She was a devoted member of St. James Catholic Church, actively participating in the Rosary Guild and Bereavement Committee. She'd diligently recite novenas every evening for the well-being of those she cared for. She was an active member of many civic organizations, and she volunteered her time at a local nursing home. Her age was a source of pride for her, she was an inspiration for many. Whenever possible, Betty would travel back to Nova Scotia to reunite with her family. She cherished those moments spent with her sisters and family around the breakfast table, drinking tea and visiting. Betty was a talented fiber artist and taught her grandchildren to sew, cross-stitching, and how to knit. Knitting brought her peace even during her final days. Alongside Frank, they often spent time caring for their grandchildren and will be remembered affectionately as Nana and Backah. She will continue to be carried in the hearts of those who know and love her. She will be remembered for her incredible gift of being a lady in all situations. Betty is survived by her two children, Gordon Jackson and Nancy Addington, her grandchildren, Kennedy Jackson, Cole Jackson, Hannah Addington, and Whitney Wheatley (Will), her great grandchildren and namesakes, Elizabeth Wheatley and Jackson Wheatley. She is also survived by her two sisters, Catherine Fougere and Doris Laily, and many beloved extended family members. Visitation will be held from 4pm to 8pm on September 11, 2023 at Brown Funeral Home 306 College Street, Elizabethtown KY 42701. The funeral mass will be held on September 12, 2023 at 11am at Saint James Catholic Church. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Kosair Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice.


Monday, September 11, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Tuesday, September 12, 2023 starting at 11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

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