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Brandi Marie (Thorpe) Jackson

August 24, 2016

Brandi Marie Jackson, 36 fought a long and courageous battle with cancer, but the Lord called her home on August 24, 2016. She was born on October 9, 1979 in Portland, Maine to Charles and Julie (Rogers) Thorpe.  Brandi was a bubbly and energetic girl from the start! She was a graduate of Bonny Eagle High School and Lyndon State College.  She worked as a program director and special projects manager for Girl Scouts of America, St. Joseph’s college Standish, Maine, Macintosh College in Dover, New Hampshire and Tarrant County Community College in Texas.  On May 27, 2006 she married David T. Jackson II in Casco, Maine and he survives. Two beautiful children, Elsie Marie and David Eisenhower “Ike”, were born to Brandi and David during their 10 year marriage.  She loved her children and was involved in every aspect of their lives. They were her pride and joy. She loved the Lord and walked with him faithfully. She shared the love of the Lord to those that she knew and drew strength from him daily.  She was active in her church at Grace Community in Newton.  Brandi never knew a stranger and one you met her, you were her friend.


Survivors include: husband David T. Jackson II of Newton, KS; daughter Elsie Marie Jackson and son David Eisenhower Jackson both of Newton, KS; parents: Julie Rogers of Standish, ME and Charles and Marlene Thorpe of Leesburg, FL; sister and brother in law Gina and Michael Baptista of Fryeburg, ME; sister Carey Thorpe of Windham, ME, brother and sister in law Buddy and Beth Thorpe of Gold Bar, WA, sister Missy Lord of Florida, Brother in law and sister in law Justin and Inez Lord of Dayton, ME; grandfather Arkie Rogers of Windham, ME; Father in Law and Mother in Law David and Cheryl Jackson of Newton, KS; Brother in Law and Sister in Law Preston and Veronica Jackson of St. Joseph, MI; grandmother in law Elsie Jackson of Newton, KS; Nieces and Nephews: Manny, Ella, Arkie, Sally, Maggie, Savita, Ashton, Kathryn, Kalen, Taylor, Cole, and Brooklynn. And a host of loving aunts, uncles and cousins.


A celebration of life and memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Grace Community Church in Newton, Kansas with Pastor Clint McBroom and David Reimer presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2016 at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Private family burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas


Memorials are suggested to the Jackson Children’s College Fund in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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26 thoughts on “Brandi Marie (Thorpe) Jackson

  1. She was a beautiful soul. I will never forget her smile and up beat personality. God gained a true Angel! My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  2. Brandi,
    You fought the good fight! You are an inspiration to everyone you met. You are a blessing to me in many ways. You maybe gone but you will never be forgotten for you love for God, your husband and your sweet children. I know we can all have peace as you are now in glory with our Lord and Savior! Thank you for never giving up and for always clinging to God even when it was unbearable. Your light and love for God and your family will continue to shine through your husband, children, family and friends. We are forever grateful to God for letting you be apart of our lives. Proverbs 17:17a. I love you my dear friend. This is not goodbye this is until I see you in glory.

  3. Brandi you were a shining light for Jesus Christ! Your legacy is evidenced by the many messages and thoughts of those whose lives you have touched. Our prayers for Dave and your sweet Elsie and Ike and the rest of your family and friends. You are now healed and for that we are grateful although that beautiful smile will be missed!

  4. May God give you peace and comfort during this time. Hold on to your sweet
    memories of her. She had a big smile for all of us. We will keep that close to our hearts. You will be in our thoughts and prayers

  5. May God comfort you and give you peace. You will be in our thoughts and prayers
    In the days and weeks ahead
    Her big smile I will.see when Brandi comes to my mind.

  6. If you knew her you were one of the lucky ones! She was always walking in Christian faith and on the optimistic side of the street. An unbelievable genuine woman/ mother/ friend who fought cancer bravely and with that smile we all know her for! Brandi my dearest … Sweet Brandi M. Jackson you are loved!

  7. She was an Angel, we learned so much from her and her journey. It is heartbreaking to see her gone but we have faith that we will see each other again in heaven. I will pray for the family specially Elsie and Ike. We loved Brandi and we enjoyed the time we had together working for His kingdom at JBA Chapel. Her devoted volunteerisim and charismatic personality will be missed. I loved her very much and was honored to share quality moments together! Rest in peace dear… Rest in His arms… Lord keep her in the palm of your hand until we see each other again….

  8. I only met Brandi once through one of her close friends. With just that one meeting she had left a lasting impression on my heart. She was so much fun and had an amazing laugh. She made me feel as if I had known her for years. She will truly be missed by all who have known her.

  9. I am so very sorry to hear about Brandi. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends.

  10. Brandi was my Nearest and Dearest Neighbor, Friend and Sister in Christ when we were living on Andrews in Maryland. She was so Energetic and a Ray of Sunshine everyday. Football will never be the same again without my New England Patriots Fan buddy razzing me about my Washington Redskins….. R.I.P. Brandi ~~~ I love you and I miss you!!

  11. Fly to the heavens, sweet angel. You won’t be forgotten, and you shall live on through your family and children…rest in peace, sweet Brandi❤️

  12. My sweet and beautiful Brandi, you always had a contagious smile on your face!! You will be truly missed by so many. I will forever be grateful to you and Dr. Noble for giving me the opportunity to work for you both at TCC.
    Please send us your blessings from heaven as my husband Gregg and I hit the road to Kansas to pay our respects to you and your family. Love you my friend….May you now RIP.

  13. My heart goes out to Dave, Elsie and Ike and the rest of Brandi’s family I only wish I could offer more than heartfelt prayer. Her friends will miss her optimism and her smile. She was here but a short while, but she made everyone she met smile. RIP Brandi, you are free of pain and worry in the arms of our father.

  14. Your smile and kindness will never leave my heart. The more I reflect on this the more I begin to think that God gave you to all of us to teach us how to be better people. An angel on earth to do good in the world. I have no doubt you had so much more life to live but perhaps you were being called back to God for an even more important job.
    Thank-you for changing my life.

  15. Did not know her personally, met her at the park when she had first moved here, she was so friendly, we talked like she’s known me forever. Whenever we’d see each other around various places around town she was always so happy and friendly, very sad, did not know she was sick, prayers for the family.

  16. I am shocked and saddened to learn of Brandi’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. She was a “rising star” at Tarrant County College–witty, intelligent, energetic and efficient.

  17. She was always smiling. Brandi was a good friend back in college. RIP Brandi. I’ll always remember your smile.

  18. I only meet Brandi a few times when picking up my grandson. But what I knew of her was that
    she was a very sweet and caring person. She will be missed greatly by my daughter Michelle Wilson and everyone who knew her. RIP Brandi

  19. I was fortunate enough to have met Brandi in college. While we did not keep contact afterwards I am shocked and saddened by her passing. My deepest condolences go to her children, husband, and friends. It really doesn’t seem… I am so very sorry.

  20. Julie I wish the English Language had words that could express the sorrow I feel for you at this time. My heartfelt sympathy is with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  21. Thank you Brandi for touching the lives of the men and women of VR-59 while serving as the Onbudsman. While serving as the Senior Enlisted Leader at VR-59. I’ve had many interactions with Brandi and she made a world of difference to our Sailors. God Bless the Jackson family.
    Dale P. Dixon

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