Idean Jackson was born to James and Mary Bundrage on August 28, 1933, in Sparta, Georgia. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age and chose him as her guide for life. A humble woman, Idean was educated in the public schools of Hancock County Georgia. She later moved to Akron, Ohio in 1965 where she became an active member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Idean was employed by Akron Area Cleaning Services. In 1998, she retired from Hilton Hotel in Fairlawn, Ohio. Her last place of employment was The Mustard Seed Development Center. She was no stranger to hard work and performed all jobs respectfully. Idean was a witty person who enjoyed joking, laughing and watching sports, especially Lebron James. She was well known for having a green thumb and took great pride in the appearance of her yard and flowers. When she wasn’t working in her yard, Idean had a passion for cooking and could often be found in the kitchen doing just that, especially for her family and friends.
Idean took great delight in spending time with her grandchildren and family. Idean traded time for eternity on April 15, 2021.
Idean was preceded in death by her parents, one loving brother, Benny Bundrage, one loving sister, Luvenia Lizzy Ingram, and husband, James Jackson Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters Bridie Lanier of Atlanta, GA, and Mannie Davis of Devereaux, GA; five daughters, Beverly Ivory of Cincinnati, OH, Cheryl Payton of Palmetto, FL, Janice Jackson of Akron, OH, Sharetta (Wendell ) Burke of Ruskin, FL, Jacqueline Jackson of Cincinnati, OH; two sons, Gregory (Ora) Bundrage of Atlanta, GA, and Hakim (Ranada) Hashim of Columbus, OH. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, goddaughter, Evelyn Smith, a devoted niece, Patricia Ingram, devoted friends, Isabelle Coffey and Ms.Wilma, and a host of other family and friends.
Our family shall be eternally grateful to God for blessing us with such a strong wonderful woman.