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We found our “Miss Jackson” #3 of 3

If you or your children were involved with St. Joseph parochial school in the mid-late 1970s, you probably knew Margaret Jackson. She poured her heart and soul into helping children make music at the school, at one time involving around 100 children. The children’s choirs sang once a month in Mass. If your child took piano lessons at the school, Margaret was the piano teacher! We’d love to hear from you if you remember Miss Jackson! [(brad@stjosephcolumbia.org)

Margaret entered the Catholic Church in 1977 and married in 1979 while at St. Joseph. Margaret fondly recalls Alice Abdalla who sang in the choir and who was her oldest son’s godmother. Meanwhile, life moved on. Margaret, her husband, and two young boys moved to New Jersey after Easter 1981, where she was only 50 miles from New York City and in close proximity to Westminster Choir College in Princeton. She was in music heaven! After three years of living in New Jersey, Margaret and her family moved to the Metropolitan Atlanta area where she continued to serve the Catholic Church as church musician until her retirement in 2017. Margaret continues to substitute as organist in the Atlanta area. Margaret will be a grandmother very soon and is excited about the new addition to her family! I hope you enjoyed catching up with our “Miss Jackson!” Brad Cunningham, Organist

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