Marilyn Annette Jackson (Wilkins), 88, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away August 27, 2023.
Marilyn was born and adopted at birth in Washington D.C, to the late Irene Dart Wilkins and Herbert Lawrence Wilkins on January 25th, 1935, where she grew up in a doting, caring family, always surrounded by love. Marilyn graduated from Northwestern High School in Adelphi, MD in 1951. She was regularly active in church and sang in the church choir. Marilyn loved to read and would often finish a book in one day. She enjoyed going to the beach, military and western movies, traveling with her daughter, and spending time with family. Marilyn loved NASCAR races and the Washington Redskins and enjoyed listening to her favorite country music and Fleetwood Mac. She loved her pets and birds, especially cardinals and watching eagle cameras around the country. More than anything, Marilyn loved the outdoors, spending as much time as possible at her cabin, on the side of the mountain in Luray, VA.
She began working at Rollins Outdoor Advertisement in Cottage City, Maryland on March 12th, 1962. Marilyn developed strong bonds with her work family, many that lasted her lifetime. The company changed hands several times over the years and eventually relocated to Baltimore, where she retired after 39 years from Clear Channel Outdoor in 2001.
In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her late husband, Andrew Jackson, brother Walter Edward Wilkins, stepson Robert Dell Jackson, her grandsons Robert Mutchler, and “B.J” Mutchler and her granddaughter Amanda St. Pierre. She leaves to cherish her memory her first husband Weston E. Sawyer, son Mark A. Sawyer, daughter Donna L. Robertson, son Douglas E. Jackson, stepdaughter Martha Mutchler, grandchildren Sharon Nellist, Amanda Hagg, Ashley Moore, Daniel Robertson, Brittney Jackson, Samuel Sawyer, Matthew Sawyer, and Justin Mutchler. Great Grandmother to Aspynn Robertson, Oakleigh Robertson, Willow Robertson, Easton Moore, Jackson Rodriguez, Blaze Pullum, Theodore Hagg, Kaitlyn Carroll and Karolyn, Joseph and Annabelle Mutchler, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held in honor and celebration of Marilyn’s life at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings MD. Visitation will be on September 15th, 2023, from 10:00am-11:30am, a memorial service will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm, at which time we will proceed to Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wildlife Center of Virginia Donate to Wildlife Center Donations - click in honor or memory, Marilyn Jackson.