Lillian E. (Baldwin) Jackson, 84, of Danbury, wife of the late Douglas P. Jackson, died May 5, 2009, at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Jackson was born June 13, 1924, in Redding, daughter of the late John Albert Baldwin and Violet (Roberts) Baldwin.

She graduated from Danbury High School.

For many years, she was a piano teacher. From her youth, Mrs. Baldwin and the Baldwin family were well-respected in the community, sharing their talents and participating in fundraising events.

Throughout the years, she volunteered her time playing the organ and piano at several area churches.


She was a member of Real Life Church of the Nazarene in Danbury.

In the Greater Danbury area, she assisted numerous individuals in making commuter connections to get to their destination via bus, trolley and train. She became "the expert" of the local public transit system.


Mrs. Jackson is survived by four daughters, Wendy Vereen and her husband Glenn, Gladys Jackson, Gloria Peterson and her husband Kevin of Danbury, and Kimberly Ilogti and her husband Marcelo of New Milford; a son, Wayne Jackson and his wife Grayson of Danbury; a brother, Samuel "Buddy" Baldwin of Conway, S.C.; two sisters, V. Patricia Owens and her husband Richard of Bradenton, Fla., and Diane Robinson and her husband Frank of Redding; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of friends and church family members who love her. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by three sisters, Laura Baldwin, Agnes Oceil Baldwin and Josephine Baldwin; and two brothers, Raymond and Albert Baldwin.


The Green Funeral in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.