Dianne Cone Jackson


Dianne Cone Jackson, 69, of Darien, Ga., passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2019, surrounded by her family at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga.
Dianne was born on March 27, 1950, in Athens, Ga., to Edward and Joy Cone. The family settled in Pavo, Ga., where Dianne attended Pavo Elementary School and Thomas County Central High School, from which she graduated in 1968. She was an all-state point guard on Central High's girls basketball team, which brought home back-to-back state championships in 1967 and 1968. In 2016, Dianne was honored for her role in trailblazing women's high school sports with her induction into the Thomas County Sports Hall of Fame.
She graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton before receiving a Bachelor of Education from Florida State University. She later earned a Master of Education from Valdosta State University. Dianne devoted her career to teaching kindergarten students and for 38 years taught in public schools in Thomas County, Ga., Colquitt County, Ga., and Duval County, Fla. Her former students credit her with not only helping them achieve excellence by setting a strong academic foundation but also with instilling in them a love of learning that transcends the classroom. She was a lover of nature and music, a conservationist, and a skilled photographer and videographer who delighted in documenting her family and friends. In her retirement, Dianne was a devoted grandmother - affectionately known as Di - to her two grandsons.
Dianne formerly served as councilwoman for the City of Pavo and as president of the Pavo Civic Club. She was currently a member of the Brunswick chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A lifelong member of Pavo Baptist Church, Dianne and her family recently were attending College Place Methodist Church in Brunswick.
She was predeceased by her father, Edward Cone, and by her sister, Karen Cone Price.
She is survived by her mother, Joy Jones Cone of Brunswick; husband, Jim Jackson, of Darien; daughter Leslie Jackson and son-in-law Denny McBrayer of Darien; grandsons Jack and Sammy McBrayer of Darien; sister Phyllis Cone McNicoll and husband Steve of Brunswick; sister Elaine Cone Jones and husband Granvil of Pavo; and uncle and aunt, Lynn and Barbara Jones, of Moultrie, Ga.. She also will be greatly missed by her cherished extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Aug. 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Pavo Baptist Church in Pavo, Ga. Please consider donating in memory of Dianne to Hospice of the Golden Isles at 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga. 31525.
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Teresa (Terry Rowan ) Young
Aug 14, 2019
Your were an angel here on earth so now your an angel in heave . This world will a less beautiful because you were a dedicated wife mother and grandmother and I know my Moma loved her some Diane & Jim Jackson . We all loved you for different things that made you a one of a kind friend and the sweetest smile that you always had for every one . You will be missed . Love and prayers go out the Jackson family and the Cone family at this time love prayers and comfort to this wonderful Family .