Marceil Henrietta Jackson


Died: October 4, 2012

Marceil Henrietta Jackson, of Hackensack passed away at the age of 87 on October 4, 2012. She was born in Binghamton, New York, the daughter of Moses and Chonita Dorsey. She was raised and also received her early education in Binghamton. Before and after graduating from Oberlin College in Ohio, Marceil was very active in Binghamton’s music community. She was on the staff of the music departments of both Alabama State College in Montgomery and Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Prior to retiring she was a librarian at the Johnson Free Public Library in Hackensack, New Jersey and in the New York City Public Library System. Beloved wife of the late Clarence (Jack) Jackson, loving sister of the late Dr. Beverly Roscoe Dorsey, Marceil is survived by her devoted sister-in-law, Dr. Beverly Hosten Dorsey, nieces, Dr. Adrienne Celeste Dorsey Wheeler and Jeannine Michele Thomas, grand nephews, Zachary Paul Thomas, William Dorsey Wheeler and Seth Emmanuel Thomas, and numerous cousins. She leaves behind many close, loving friends, fans and colleagues, not only in the Triple Cities area, but also throughout northern New Jersey and New York City.

A graveside committal service will be held at the convenience of the family at Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the United Negro College Fund. The Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home of Binghamton is assisting the family.

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