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Rita Jackson Craig

Rita Jackson Craig

Rita Jackson Craig , 84, was called from labor to rest on April 2, 2023 at Touro Hospital. Mrs. Craig was born October 22, 1938 in New Orleans, LA. Mrs. Craig leaves to cherish her precious memories, three sons Raymond Jackson, Rannell and Walter Craig, Jr., one daughter, Lynda (John) Perry; son-in-law, Larry W. Cooper, Sr.; sister, Trudy Granderson and three sister-in-laws, Margaret Craig, Bertha Jackson and Nita Variste; 16 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Craig, Sr.; daughter, Patricia Jackson Cooper; parents, James Sr. and Olivia Jackson; brothers, Willie Variste, James, Raymond, and Isaiah Jackson.


  • Funeral will be held on April 17, 2023 at 10:00 am; New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 Reverend John C. Raphael Jr Way, New Orleans, LA 70113.


  • Visitation will start at 9:00 am until the hour of service.




    Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.

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    • Ingrid+Peter Johnson Posted April 16, 2023 11:28 am

      A beautiful God fearing Aunt. Woman.Friend. secret garden Designer.seamtress. Best New Orleans Chef ever. More Fashion sense than any runway.Mathematician is Rita-Jackson-Craig.thank God4sendingU. Ameen.
      …if you never met my Aunt, then you missed on God’s great creations sent to humanity.
      I will treasure your laughter & memories Aunt Rita!
      Ouch! It hurts & stings and God knows Best.
      Love you Family,
      Ingid & Peter Johnson

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