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Patricia Ann Jackson

Patricia "Pat" Ann Jackson (Bliss), 95, passed away peacefully on Friday April 29th, 2022 in Oshtemo, MI. She was born August 22nd, 1927 in Kalamazoo, MI to the late Mabel and Frederick Bliss. 

Pat was employed at Upjohn for many years, then worked in retail for Sears, JCPenney, and many book and card stores. During her later years, she volunteered at the Portage Public Library.

In her free time, Pat enjoyed spending time with friends and family.  She was an avid reader, who also enjoyed crafting, gardening, golfing, bowling, listening to music, and going dancing with her husband, Kelly. Pat was always the life of the party, enjoyed making everyone laugh with her jokes, and telling stories from childhood. 

She is survived by her three sons: Jim, Steve, and Chris (Marie) Jackson;  seven grandchildren:  Brendan Balcerak Jackson (Magdalena) , Sarah Jackson (Dan Creel), Jennifer Gerow (Noah), Peter Jackson (Deborah Prosnitz), Charlie Jackson (Becky), Scott Jackson (Kasey), and Laura Adams (Brendan); five great grandchildren: Mason and Rory Jackson, Grace Balcerak Jackson, Taylor Adams, and Nora Prosnitz; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband LaVere Charles "Kelly" Jackson, her brothers William and Richard Bliss, and her sister Jeanne Anderson (Bliss). 

A celebration of life for Pat will be held on July 29th from 1-3pm at Latitude 42 Brewing Company, located at 7842 Portage Rd. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Pat to The American Cancer Society.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Patricia's guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Jackson family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. (269) 679-5622.

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I met Pat while working at Alamo in activities. I truly mean it when I say that every day spent with her was a blast. Even after I stopped working there, I would go back and visit Pat, along with another girl I had worked with. Her infectious laugh, her silly faces, and most importantly her friendship are what I\'ll miss most about her.
She\'d bring up her family nearly every day, especially her granddaughters. I\'m blessed to have known her these past few years.

Alicia H May 9 2022 4:09 PM