June 18, 2021, 88, Mount Olive –
Shirley Jean Jackson Rudolph, at the age of 88, passed away Friday evening, June 18, 2021, at home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Rudolph; her parents, Garland Elton Jackson and Ruby Keel Jackson; brothers, William Dexter Jackson, Garland Jackson, Edward Carroll Jackson, Carl Jackson; and a nephew, Carroll Wayne Jackson.
She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews that survive her: William Jackson of Mt. Olive and children Dex Jackson (Morgan) and Scarlett Jernigan (Jonathan), all of Mt. Olive; Anita Gay Brock, husband Allen, and daughter, Stacey Brock, all of Mt. Olive; Kim Benson, husband LA Benson, Jr., and children Drew and Jordan of Kenly; Christopher Jackson, wife Helen, and children Patrick (Allison) and Ryan (Laura Helferstay) of Charlottesville, VA; Stephen Jackson, wife Patricia, and daughter, Madeline, of Chesapeake, VA; and Tracey Hayes, husband Mike, and children Jamie and Kevin, all of Mt. Olive.
She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, and dear friends, Helen Jackson & Beth Jackson.
The family would like to thank Nancy Lee, Nita Jackson, Stacey Brock, and the girls guided by Shamikia Darden-Boyd at Xeon Home Health Services for the care they provided.
A resident of Mt. Olive, she had been employed as a secretary in the agricultural business for many years, eventually employed by brother, Dexter, at Dexter Jackson Farms, Inc., and nephew, William, at Jackson Farming Company. She was known for being detail-oriented, quick on a calculator, and never missing a mistake.
Graveside service will be held Thursday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive, and will be officiated by the Rev. James Earl Herring. The family will greet friends at the cemetery after the service.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or American Heart Assoc., 3219 Landmark St # 9A, Greenville, NC 27834