Audrey Even Jackson

Audrey Even Jackson, beloved wife of William E. (Red) Jackson, was born on April 15, 1925, and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 14, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Destin.

She is the loving mother of Linda Ann Dalmau, William E. Jackson, Jr., Leslie Ann Jackson and Michael Paul Jackson; daughter of Charles and Odile Even; sister of Shirley Lanaux, Joyce Keller, Charles Even, Jr., and Jackie Fournet; grandmother of Janet Sirmans, Bethany White, Brett Dalmau, Amanda Jackson and Brandon Jackson; great-grandmother of Benjamin Sirmans and Nicholas Sirmans.

Displaced by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, Audrey and Red moved to Destin to be with family. Until the time that Audrey’s health began to rapidly deteriorate in October 2012, she lived independently with Red in their condominium in Destin.

Audrey will be sadly missed by Red, her husband of 65 years, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her many friends and acquaintances.

Services to celebrate Audrey’s life will be conducted at Lakelawn Cemetery in Metairie, La. on Dec. 24. Visitation starts at 10 a.m. and interment to immediately follow.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.