Janet L. Covrett Jackson

September 27, 1930 ‒ January 25, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Janet L. Covrett Jackson, age 86 of Delaware passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in the hospice room at Grady Memorial Hospital while surrounded by her family.

She was born on September 27, 1930 in Delaware to the late Arthur L. and Florence E. (Johnston) Covrett. Janet graduated from Hyatts High School in 1948. Before retiring Janet worked as an assembler at Sunray Stove and as a cook with L&K Restaurant and the Bus Station.

An avid bowler and bingo player in her younger years, Janet was also a fan of Elvis Presley and John Wayne.  She attended Scioto Valley Christian Union and was a mother to many more than her own.  Most passionate about family and especially her grandchildren, over the years she attended many of their sports events.  Janet cared deeply about everyone. Considered the matriarch of her family she treasured family reunions and organizing them.  She will be remembered for her big heart, caring ways, and love of family.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Bruce (Sherri) Covrett, Richard (Cindy) Mason, Marcella Carll, Rochelle (Dwayne) Horsley all of Delaware; 13 grandchildren: Steven, Julie, Tess, Brandon, Devan, Shakayla, Destin, Jennifer, Shawn, Christina, Cassy, Cindy, Courtney, numerous great-grandchildren, brother Norman (Phyllis) Covrett of Delaware, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband Charles W. Jackson and siblings: Marguerite Benedict, Carol Pharris, Sandra Covrett, Mildred Levings, Delores Kroninger, Russell, Harold, and Melvin Covrett.

Friends may call from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. (formerly 1510 W. William St.) Delaware where services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will take place after the services in Oller Cemetery near the other members of her family.

Following the services her family will host a luncheon in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room.

Contributions can be made to the Scioto Valley Christian Union Church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • You will be missed Janet RIP❤ I missed u when you moved away from the senior place but still kept in touch

  • You will be so deeply missed by so many!! I will always miss you and remember all of the memories and your wonderful smile. RIH great aunt Janet!!! Prayers for the family I love you all

  • JJ was always the life of any party & get together the family had. Her smile was contagious. She will be truly & deeply missed❤️ Prayers & comfort to The Bowman girls. Xoxo

  • My prayers go out to all of Janets Family. May His Love comfort you as He welcomes Janet home. I know she will be missed by so many who loved her.

  • I will be for ever greatful that I had a wonderful second mother, she had a smile like & laugh that was so awesome 💖 I’ll miss you mom but know your in God’s arms, rest in peace my beautiful ❤ love you Sherri xoxoxo

  • I didn’t know you all that well. I remember meeting you one time. But I know you were an awesome Woman an a great mother and grandmother. Just look at your kids an grandkids. They are all awesome. You lived a great life and a full one. You are not suffering anymore. God said he was looking for a special woman to be is Angel and he found her in you. Rejoice your life an live again. R. I. H

  • Ms. Janet Jackson, I remember the first time I met you. I came to visit with your Drts Rochelle and Marcella after meeting them in school. I usedan to visit a few years while attending school at Hayes. I loved visiting back in the day, then moved far away. After returning back home after all these years you never seemed to have changed. I always seen you with a smile, and that tells a lot about someone that they enjoy life, and that they enjoy their own life. Your smile will always live through both your dtrs., and at least two grandchildren I got to get to know a little bit, Jennifer & Shawn. I am glad to have been able to played card games with you this past summer, even though you still beat us all, as you did when I was a young teen. I pray, that the Lord will receive your wonderful smile, and that you receive wings shortly thereafter so that you can remain watching over all those you who were so dear to you, God Bless, blessinge for your family through this difficult time. I am most sure, you will be missed but not forgotten, Amen…

  • To Janet’s family I wish to offer my condolences, and to Richard your mom and I were good friends. We bowled together and partied together…We had a lot of fun just knowing each other…I will miss her.. May God be with you during these sad times…Love you much, Levita Morgan

  • Family reunions won’t be the same. Your smiling and kind sweet face is going to be missed by the whole family and many more. Love you Aunt Janet, rest in Heaven beautiful.

  • How we will miss Janet’s sweet smile on Monday evenings as we sing hymns at the Country Club Rehabilitation Center. How she loved to sing!! We feel blessed for getting to know her over the last year. Our prayers will be with you, her beloved family, in the days and months ahead. We pray God’s comfort will fill your hearts.

  • Our family just suffered a tremendous loss that will be forever to recover from…Aunt Janet please tell my gramma & all the others looking after us we love and miss them and they just gained our loss…we will miss you something fierce.

  • I remember bowling with your mom and delivering the mail to her in the lobby. She will be missed My prayers are with her family.

  • Bigger then life & life of the party was very loud n proud…will be sadly missed..R.I.P