Carol Ann (Lavigna) Jackson

Carol Ann Jackson, 75, of Cumru Township, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 30th, 2013. She was the widow of John Calvin Jackson, Jr. who passed away October 5, 2010. Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the late Anthony P. and Philomena “Lena” J. (Sorrentino) Lavigna. She was a 1956 graduate of West Reading High School and also earned a business diploma. Carol was employed by the Albright Alumni Office for many years until her retirement and was a long-standing supporter of the Albright Family. Carol loved the arts and was an avid patron and member of the Reading Civic Opera. She was an avid reader who devoured a book every few days. Carol was an intensely devoted mother and grandmother and will also be remembered for her love of music and theater, steadfast friendships and the joy she brought to every birthday, Christmas and special occasion i n our lives. Carol is survived by: One Son: U.S. Air Force (Ret) Colonel John Calvin Jackson, III, of Orlando, FL and his fiancé, Kelly Jo Bargainnier; One Daughter: Jayme Carol (Jackson), wife of John B. Stevenson of Darien CT; Eight Grandchildren: Taylor (23), Hannah (15) and Catherine (12) Jackson, Alexandra (23), Samantha (21), Charlett (19), Mckenna (17) and John (14) Stevenson; and One Brother: Charles Lavigna of Sinking Spring. She was pre-deceased by a brother, James Lavigna and a sister, Jacqueline (Lavigna) Flickinger. Memorial Services will be held in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Ave. on Saturday, August 3rd, at 3:00 pm. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Albright College Domino Players Endowment Fund, C/O Development Office, 13th and Bern Sts., Reading, PA 19612-5234. For online condolences, please visitwww.LutzFuneralHome.com. 

3 Responses

  1. Linda Hertz McKenna

    My heartfelt sympathy to Carol’s family. She was a vibrant member of our WRHS class and I have many fond memories of our growing up in West Reading. She will be deeply missed by all her knew her.
    Linda Hertz McKenna
    Leesburg, Florida

    August 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  2. WRHS Alumni Association

    Carol Jackson family members and friends, the WRHS Alumni Association wishes to extend our sincere sympathy at this time of sorrow and loss. Fond memories will help to keep her alive in our thoughts and memories.
    West Reading High School Alumni Association

    August 3, 2013 at 10:07 am

  3. IdaLynn Wenhold

    Carol was a wonderful friend to me during my years as a recent graduate of Albright and employee in the Admissions Department. She guided me – supported me – and shared both her kindness & wisdom, gifts that truly helped to propel me forward as a young professional. Please know that my prayers are with you in the loss of someone so very special.

    IdaLynn Wenhold

    August 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

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