Eugenia Jackson was born on December 18, 1933 in La Ceiba, Honduras. She was one of 7 children born to the late Eugenio “Café” Guzman of Matanzas, Cuba and the late Lena Mae Johnson Marine of La ceiba, Honduras.
Eugenia moved to the United States of America on July 26, 1967 to pursue a better life. She worked in Lexington, MA as a Nanny until she met the love of her life, Edward Jackson of Reynolds, GA. They were married in Boston, MA on November 11, 1967 and began to build their lives together. She was a homemaker for many years until her children were old enough to go to school. After many jobs in 1988 she became employed by The Gillette Company on the morning shift where she was a team leader/inspector. She worked until her retirement and she lived there happily until her Home-going on July 13, 2020.
She had a zest for life and enjoyed living it to the fullest. She loved to travel taking many trips all through the United States, the Bahamas, Canada and the Caribbean, just to mention a few. Her absolute favorite was playing Bingo. She and her sister, Charlene, would go together to Foxwoods. One would say “let’s” and the other would say “go”. She loved to party. She’d be the first one there and the last one to leave. People loved talking to her and she could make friends anywhere. She joined Charles Street AME Church in 2001, and she became a member of the Sarah Gorham Missionary Society. Not too long after she was asked to become a Stewardess and without hesitation she said yes. When Rev. Groover asked her to be a Deaconess she was overjoyed.We celebrate Eugenia today, not for the way she died, but for how she lived her life. A true Christian woman, who loved her God, family, and friends.
Preceding her in death is her husband Edward Jackson, four siblings: Hilda Lashley, Daisy Delfina Harris, Lloyd Vernold Johnson and Amelia Lucille Haynes and two children: Julio “Julito” Herrera and Rosa Maria Herrera.
Celebrating her memory are her two sisters, Wilma Goldstein of the Bronx, New York and Joan Charlene Hunter of Lynn, MA, Brother-in-law John (Willie-Mae) Jackson, her four children: Silvia (Darin) deGale, Emily Guzman, Juanita Jackson all of Boston, MA and Lewis Jackson of Sherman Oaks, CA. Seven grandchildren: Jessica Guzman, Ricardo Guity, Dana Jackson, Asia Cooper, Pharaoh Jackson, Tahlia Guzman and Jurney (Darin) deGale. She leaves her great-grandchildren: Dana DeSean Jackson, Jr., Jailya Guzman, Daymien Lewis Jackson, Julian Thomas Jackson. She was “Tia” to Ana Rebecca Johnson, “mommy” to Thomas Reyes, Gina Leticia Reyes and Ridley Johnson” and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and church members.
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