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melody r. jackson

Posted on Oct. 4, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Aug. 30, 1946 - Oct. 1, 2013

MISHAWAKA — Melody Rae Jackson, 67, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Melody was born on Aug. 30, 1946, in Elkhart, the daughter of Howard and Alvena (Vollstedt) Collins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

On April 21, 1973, she married James Jackson.

He survives along with three children, Cindy (Kevin) Kennelly of Granger, Missy Craft of South Bend and Darwin Jackson of Oswego, Ill.; four grandchildren, Dale and Tyler Craft and Sierra and Alissa Kennelly; and a great-grandchild, Gabrielle Craft.

Melody retired in 2003 from Selmer in Elkhart after 40 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with funeral services at 1:30 p.m. at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. Eighth St., Mishawaka, with the Rev. Neil Hampton of Grace Baptist Church, Granger, officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.