Margaret Elizabeth Lofton was born October 11, 1930, to the union of Henry Jackson Sr. and Christina Elizabeth Jackson, in Fort Myers, Florida. She was the only girl born of the six children. Both parents have preceded Margaret in death as well as each of her siblings, Walter, Jacque, Walter “Jimmy”, Henry, and Bobby Jackson.
Margaret was lovingly known as “Granny”. She was known and loved by all who came in contact with her. She was a nurse by trade and enjoyed caring for the sick and also for children. Granny’s heart was her family, she loved to work, to dance, to sing and have a good time. She liked to cook big meals for others and ordering Avon in her spare time. Granny was a great gift giver and to make her happy in return all you needed to do was to show her a stuffed animal.
Granny loved the Lord, and loved to sing her favorite song, Precious Lord. She could often times be heard saying “ I thanks the Lord cuz He is so good!” Granny’s love for her family and friends caused many people to cherish her. She liked good macaroni and cheese, chicken, potato salad, and a grape or orange soda pop. She was an extremely generous person and was
happy making others dreams come true. She was so proud of her children and grand children and sincerely wanted the best for everybody.
She leaves to cherish her memory: Her children, James (Hazel) Lofton, Eugene Lofton, Antonio (Lucille) Lofton all of Seattle, Washington, and Freddie Lofton of Atlanta, Georgia. 11 grandchildren, Angela (David), Kimberly (Isaac),Rena, Dayton, Renee (Roy), Selina (Calvin), Glinda, Ujima(Edward), Alisha, Nadja “Brat” (Mona), Christina, and Precious) and many great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.