Amanda AJ Jackson

June 17, 1982 - November 9, 2005
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Officer Amanda AJ K. Jackson 23 of Verge St. Springfield died Wednesday November 9, 2005 after a valiant battle with cancer. Her loving family, and faithful dog were at her side. Born June 17, 1982 in Albuquerque, NM she was the daughter of Lynda L. (Demaline) Jackson. A 2000 graduate of Springfield’s Sci-Tech High School. She was a soccer player and was named an All State Member. AJ loved children and helping children, she was Assistant soccer coach at Sci-Tech, and at Granby High School. She was the driving force with the Town of Granby DARE basketball camp, and was the Granby Middle School Basketball coach. AJ also worked with troubled teens with the Department of Youth Services. Proud to serve her country, Amanda was a member of the Army National Guard and attained the rank of E4 – SPC. AJ was appointed an auxiliary police office for the Town of Granby in December of 2001, then as a full time dispatcher in January of 2003, in July of 2004 she gladly accepted the appointment of being a police woman. In March of 2004 she was received a Save Award from the Western Massachusetts EMS Services. She was also a member of Granby’s IBPOE. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Hampden. She is survived by her mother, Lynda L. (Demaline) Jackson, her sister Shawna M. Jackson, a brother Shane T. Jackson and a special niece Katelynn M. Trainor all of Springfield, MA Her uncles Butch and Thomas Demaline. AJ will also be missed by her cherished dog Mia. There are also many extended family members and friends as well as countless young adults and children that AJ’s life touched that will miss her.
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Family and friends may gather for funeral services Monday afternoon November 14, 2005 at 1 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church 216 Allen St. Hampden, MA 01036 with the Rev. Brian MacLeod Officiating.

Bethlehem Baptist Church
216 Allen Street
Hampden, MA 1036


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Born: June 17, 1982
Died: November 9, 2005

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John Norwood posted on 10/19/11

I am very saddened to have stumbled across this while looking for Amanda. I served through Basic Training and AIT with Amanda and we became very close friends. I have tried repeatedly over the years to locate and get back in touch with her and this breaks my heart. She was one of the most special people I have ever met on this Earth and will forever hold a special place in my heart. Amanda - I never forgot about you, nor will I ever forget you! Until we meet again please know you forever touched my heart, and my life! John Norwood


Adrianne Lee Welliver posted on 11/11/05

AJ had a bigger heart than anyone I've ever known. She will be missed, yet never forgotten.


The Cotes posted on 11/11/05

I'd like to send my sympathies to all of Amandas family, friends,the Granby PD and to the children of Granby with whom Amanda was so activly involved in. She was eveything i hope that my children will be someday and more. the town has lost such a positive role model for our children. Such a shame that such ayoung life was taken. May you be at peace now AManda pain and suffering gone. Thank you for your srvice to the town of Granby. WIth sympathy The Cote/Childs Family of Granby


Kara Mandolesi posted on 11/11/05

Mrs. Jackson, Shane and Shawna, I am so sorry for your loss. Amanda was an absolute sweetheart and she is someone that has touched so many lives. I can still remember when I met her, she was in elementary school then. She grew up so fast, every time I would see her she always looked so great and so professional in her uniform. She could always make everyone laugh with her upbeat and happy personality. I know that Amanda will be looking down on you all and protecting you like she always has! My deepest sympathy, Kara


Sam & Tracy Whitney posted on 11/11/05

Amanda’s Wings God looked out upon a field Of flowers growing strong And he picked the best that he could find Saying heaven is where you belong Although our hearts are heavy And our tears they fall like rain We know that you are in heaven Never again to be in pain To all who did not know you Never blessed to share your space Their loss it is the greatest For you can not be replaced We thank you for the smiles And the laughter you gave us too Please know that not a day will go by When we won’t think of you But mostly we’ll thank Jesus For putting you in our hearts For there we know you’ll always stay And we will never be apart It is so hard to say goodbye We’ll all miss you little one Spread your wings and fly away Your journey’s just begun written by: Tracy Whitney With Love & Sorrow Sam & Tracy Whitney


Holly Ablicki posted on 11/12/05

Amanda was such a great person who touched many lives. She will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathies go out to Amanda's family. Chris Stearns, Ali Stearns, and Holly Ablicki


Sue Roy posted on 11/14/05

so very sorry for your loss. i am from mall services and used to see amanda at the cancer center.i couldn't make the wake but just know how much my heart goes out to you all. she brightened so many lives and we'll all miss her so. That look of pain is now gone and i can just see that beautiful smile of hers. Again, my deepest sympathy. It was a privlege to have known her!