Close Window Back to Current Obituaries Share This Obituary  
Obituary Send Flowers Send a Card
Carolyn Ann Jackson, 75, passed away May 2, 2017.  Carolyn was formerly the Hamilton County Administrator of Elections, and worked in various capacities with the election commission for over 20 years.  She loved  her community and was very active, serving on many boards and committees locally and nationally, including the City of Chattanooga's Community Development Advisory Board starting with Mayor Gene Roberts administration. She was on the founding board of directors of the of the Chattanooga Womens Leadership Institute. Carolyn held other board memberships including the Westside Community Development Corporation,  Signal Centers, and others.  She was a faithful member of Stanley United Methodist Church until her health began to decline.  

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Clarissa Jackson; parents, Carl and Ora Jackson; sisters, Evelyn Jackson McKibben and  Mildred Andrews; brother, Jerry (Laverne) Jackson. She leaves to cherish her memories her sons, Edgar Love and Jonathan Jackson; granddaughter, Shanna Love;  sister, Beverly Johnson; brothers, Clary "Sonny" Jackson and Michael Jackson;  Special caregivers, nieces Wiletta Moorer and Carla Jackson; other nieces, nephews cousins and dear friends. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 5, 2017 at Forest Hills Cemetery with Rev. Elston McLain officiating.  The body will lie in state after noon May 4, 2017 and the family will receive friends from 4-6 pm in the funeral home chapel at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue622-9995. 190 words The body will lie in state after noon Thursday, May 4, 2017 in the funeral home chapel and the family will receive friends from 4-6 pm.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 5, 2017at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Carolyn Jackson
No Photo Loaded
Sign The Guestbook
City & State

Submit Your Message
Print Guestbook
View Full Guestbook
  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    Our prayers and thoughts are with the bereaved family. Carolyn was a very special person who contributed greatly to our community. She will be missed! Erle & Ingrid Gooding
    ~ Erle & Ingrid Gooding   Houston, TX
  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    Carolyn was a true friend, a teacher, a confidant, a wise and loving person, funny, smart, and generous So many owe her so much. She deeply loved her family and friends and never, never gave ground on her values. I will miss her deep laugh, beautiful smile and unselfish friendship.
    ~ Ann Coulter   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    Our Prayers are with you all.
    ~ Willa Williams   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, May 05, 2017
    The Lord knows the pain you feel, the grief you carry, the tears you cry, the memories you'll cherish, the comfort you'll need, the strength you'll require. Thinking of you today and praying the tender ministry of the Lord will comfort you.   Scripture: Hear me, O Lord; for Thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies.  Psalm 69:16 KJV
    ~ James & Rubye Wilks-Wilson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, May 05, 2017
    My condolences go out to you and your family.
    ~ Michell Kelly   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, May 06, 2017
    Sorry for your loss may,God continue to keep you in perfect peace. Love you Family
    ~ Allen Burney   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
    I want to express my sincerest sympathy to Edgar, Jonathan and the Jackson family and friends because of losing Carolyn recently in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40 and John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; It will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ Julie Jarmon