Fannie departed this life on Tuesday February 7, 2023. Fannie was predeceased by her long-time companion, James E. Jarmon. She was stepsister to Lois Pollard (Carl), and a sister to her cousin, the late Robert J. Winters, Sr. She is survived by her nephews Robert J. Winters, Jr., Mark W. Winters, Frank A. Winters (Rashonda) and her niece, Cassey Winters. Fannie also leaves her great nieces Chandler and Ashley Winters and great nephew, Frank A. Winters, Jr. Fannie Jackson also leaves behind a host of relatives and friends, who will also miss her dearly. She is predeceased by her dear friend, Barbara Whitfield Winters.

Fannie Louise Jackson was born January 9, 1934, in New Haven, CT. She was the daughter of Frank A. Jr. and Elizabeth Ellerbe Jackson. She was also Goddaughter to her guardians, her uncle and aunt Joseph and Dorothy Winters.

She graduated from James Hillhouse High School in 1953. Fannie attended South Central Community College and graduated from Grace-New Haven Hospital, now known as Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 1956. Nurse Jackson followed her term working in the Newborn Unit until 1958, when she worked for the City of New Haven civil service at the geriatric home. In 1960, Fannie returned to YNHH, where she worked in pediatrics, the Ambulatory Service in the Medical Clinic, the Women’s Center and at the Surgical Specialty Ambulatory Services until her retirement in 1999. During that time, Fannie received two awards from the Chairman of the Board of Surgery, including an award for 30 years of service. Post “retirement,” Fannie continued to work at YNHH per diem for another 11 years, winning recognition as a recipient of the 2009 Alfred Brenner Award from the Department of Surgery.

Fannie had been a member of Dixwell Avenue Congregational UCC for over 60 years. She was a member of the Anniversary Committee, the History Committee, the Willing Workers and the Women’s Fellowship.

Fannie was a member of several community organizations including serving as a proud member of the Eureka Chapter No. 2, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a six-year member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA, where she had been chairman of the YWCA nominating and research committees.

Notably, in 2000 Fannie traveled to California as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

A Memorial service in celebration of the life of Fannie L. Jackson of Hamden, will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church, United Church of Christ (UCC), 217 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven. Please note that masks are required.