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MARY B. JACKSON, POSTAL RETIREE, CHURCHWOMAN

Mary B. "Dolly" Jackson, 74, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died Friday (Dec. 24, 1999) in Grace Manor Nursing Facility after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Buffalo, Miss Jackson was employed as a postal clerk for nearly 25 years, retiring in 1985. She operated a letter-sorting machine and served as secretary of the Union of Black Postal Workers.

Along with her late brother, LeRoy W. Jackson Jr., Miss Jackson was active as a volunteer for more than 30 years in Democratic politics in the Ellicott District.

She also was active in the Buffalo chapter of the Tuscaloosa Club, serving for many years as its secretary.

A longtime member of the Buffalo Youth and Young Adult Choral Society, Miss Jackson joined the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses in 1960 and attended the organization's conventions and board meetings across the United States.

She served as president of both the Supervisors Guild of the Buffalo Youth and Young Adult Choral Society and the Gospel Choral Union of Buffalo.

Miss Jackson was an active member for nearly 30 years of Loguen Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and was an ardent supporter of its youth activities.

She will be remembered for her love, care and nurturing of many children throughout her life and for taking children into her home to provide a safe haven.

Miss Jackson enjoyed playing bingo and listening to gospel music.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Snead of Rochester and Annette Jackson, and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Loguen Memorial Church, 1301 Genesee St.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

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