Carol Ann Jackson, 75, of Cumru Township, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 30, 2013. She was the widow of John Calvin Jackson Jr., who passed away October 5, 2010.

Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the late Anthony P. and Philomena "Lena" J. (Sorrentino) Lavigna.

She was a 1956 graduate of West Reading High School and also earned a business diploma. Carol was employed by the Albright Alumni Office for many years, until her retirement, and was a long-standing supporter of the Albright Family.

Carol loved the arts and was an avid patron and member of the Reading Civic Opera. She was an avid reader who devoured a book every few days. Carol was an intensely devoted mother and grandmother and will also be remembered for her love of music and theater, steadfast friendships and the joy she brought to every birthday, Christmas and special occasion in our lives.

Carol is survived by one son, U.S. Air Force (Ret) Colonel John Calvin Jackson III, of Orlando, FL and his fiancee, Kelly Jo Bargain-nier; one daughter, Jayme Carol (Jackson), wife of John B. Stevenson of Darien CT; eight grandchildren: Taylor (23), Hannah (15) and Catherine (12) Jackson; Alexandra (23), Samantha (21), Charlett (19), Mckenna (17) and John (14) Stevenson; and one brother, Charles Lavigna of Sinking Spring. She was predeceased by a brother, James Lavigna and a sister, Jacqueline (Lavigna) Flickinger.

Memorial services were held in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Ave., on Saturday, August 3, at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Albright College Domino Players Endowment Fund, C/O Development Office, 13th and Bern Sts., Reading, PA 19612-5234. For online condolences, please visit