[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 14 (Friday, January 21, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E62]
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                           HON. RASHIDA TLAIB

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, January 21, 2022

  Ms. TLAIB. Madam Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of 
Margaret ``Pookie'' Jackson as we mourn her passing and recognize her 
contributions to her community in Michigan's 13th District Strong.
  Ms. Jackson was born and raised in Detroit, spending the early part 
of her childhood in the heart of the historic Black Bottom community on 
Detroit's East Side. The Jackson household was centered around family 
and their faith, values that remained in Ms. Jackson her whole life.
  Ms. Jackson led a quiet life, focused on raising her children in a 
supportive and loving home. As a single parent, she worked long hours 
throughout her nearly fifty-year career at Detroit Medical Center, but 
always saw that their needs were met and nurtured. Ms. Jackson shared 
her passion for the arts and culture with her children, taking them to 
many festivals and art exhibits throughout Detroit. She encouraged her 
children to pursue higher education, to never stop learning, and to 
make smart decisions about their personal finances.
  Outside of her family life, Ms. Jackson was a faithful member of 
Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed Adult Sunday 
School and participating in the United Methodist Women's Ministry. Her 
entire life, she was surrounded by love. She will be missed by her 
family, friends, and community.
  Please join me in recognizing the life of Margaret Jackson, as we, 
her friends, and family give honor to her memory.