Violette Jackson


Private memorial services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Violette Jeannine Jackson, 73, a resident of Bettendorf, will be held Thursday, March 4, 2010, at St. John Vianney Catholic Chuch, Bettendorf. In keeping with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and inurnment will happen at a later date. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Violette died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf with her family by her side.

Violette Sulpicy was born Feb. 24, 1937, in Fouras, France, the daughter of André  and Marie (Meynardie) Sulpicy. Violette met Edward R. Jackson while he was stationed in the service in France and they were united in marriage on July 6, 1957, in Fouras. They have shared over 52 years of marriage together. 

Violette worked as a manager for Younkers in the former Duck Creek Shopping Plaza. She retired from there in 1995 after 20 years of service. In her free time, Violette enjoyed cross-stiching, doing puzzles, and painting.  She cherished most the time she was able to be with her family, especially her seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.


Survivors include her loving husband, Ed, Bettendorf; children and their spouses, Christine (Jackson) and Jason Bobst, Des Moines, and Steven and Cherri Jackson, Bettendorf; grandchildren, Michael, Kyle, Nicholas, and Joshua Bobst, and Samantha, Shawn, and Seth Jackson; her father, André Sulpicy, brothers, Gaston (Vivian) Sulpicy, Michel Sulpicy, and Jacques (Rabia) Sulpicy, all of France; sister-in-laws Sylvia Berger and Barb (Jim) Murphy and very dear friends, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mooney, Bettendorf.

Violette was preceded in death by her mother and an infant son, Gregory Allen Jackson. May they rest in peace. 

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Violette’s obituary at


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