Deirdre Gaye Jackson

November 30, 1961 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 57)

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Deirdre Gaye Jackson loving sister and Mother  passed away at the age of 57.

Dee -Dee was born on November 30, 1961 in San Diego, California to Joy C. and Lola M. Jackson. While completing her education in the San Diego area, she met her first love Paul Cruz Sr, and their union beget her only son, Paul Nicholas Jr.

Dee-Dee, affectionately called "Margaret" by her family, was a spirited woman who loved defending her family and friends yet showed love and compassion for the afflicted. She enjoyed the music of "Mary Mary" and CeCe Winans and other gospel songs which enriched her heart.

Dee-Dee was preceded in death by her father, Joy Chester Jackson and grandmother, Jannie M Broden. She is survived by her son Paul Nicholas Cruz, Jr; her grandchildren, Jaden Cruz and Imani Cruz; her mother, Lola Mae Jackson; her sisters: Debra, Donna, Dena and Dewii and her brother, Joy Russell and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


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