Tawnya Jackson, 49

Tawnya Lynn Jackson, 49, of Columbia City, passed away at 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at her home. Born May 30, 1963, in Grayson, Ky. she was the daughter of Hank and Anna (Brainard) Sexton. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1981. She then received her associates degree in accounting from Indiana Business College, Fort Wayne. She married Larry Lynn Jackson in Columbia City Jan. 7, 1984. She worked in the accounting department of the Columbia City Walmart as a bookkeeper for the past 23 years. She also enjoyed singing karaoke and spending time with her grandsons. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Larry Lynn Jackson of Columbia City; daughters, Miranda Kay and Gabrielle Lynn Jackson both of Columbia City; son, Wesley Adam (Beth) Jackson of Columbia City; three grandsons, Kaleb Sharp, Calvin and James Jackson; friend, Pam (Doug) Leininger of South Whitley; and four siblings, Deb (Duane) Warnick of Fort Wayne, Rick Sexton of Fort Wayne, Tim (Amber) Sexton of Sedro-Wooley, Wash. and Carol (Tim) Flowers of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Anna Nicole Jackson, three siblings, Karen Quinn, Dusty and Roger Sexton.Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be given in Mrs. Jackson’s memory to the Tawnya Lynn Jackson Memorial Fund. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.