Grayce I Jackson

July 24, 1927 - November 19, 2022
Grayce I Jackson

Gifts & Memorial Donations

Grayce I. Jackson, 95,of Columbiana, formerly of East Liverpool, passed away at home on Saturday, November 19, 2022 following a brief illness.  

Grayce was born on July 24, 1927, in East Liverpool, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Mabel (Podewell) Seckman and lived in the area her entire life.  Grayce was a 1945 graduate of East Liverpool High School.  Following graduation, Grayce attended Kent State University. 

Grayce was employed for 27 years as the Business Office Manager with Ohio Bell, retiring in 1982. 

On November 3, 1962, Grayce married Ross Jackson, Jr. and spent the next 54 years making memories with him, until his passing on October 27, 2017.  

Grayce was a member of the Marantha Sunday School Class, Chairman of Church Trustees, Sunday School Superintendent, Church Treasurer, and was the head of Amazing Grace Puppeteers.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are: her son, John D. Smith (Barb), of Columbiana; 3 grandchildren: Laurie (Matt) Brennen, of East Liverpool, Steve (Michelle) Smith, of Georgia, and Mike Smith, of Columbiana; 5 great grandchildren: Haley E. (Zach Mitchell) Brennen, of Leetonia, Hannah Grayce Brennen, of East Liverpool, Maddox Smith, Jackson Smith, and Emma Grayce Smith, all from Georgia.

In addition to her parents and husband, Grayce was preceded in death by: her brothers: Laverne E. and Harry D. Seckman, and her sister, Mary Margaret Tope.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 1PM until 2PM at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel, in Calcutta.  The funeral will follow at 2PM with Spiritual Counselor, Dan Tayman, of Ohio Living Hospice officiating.  Grayce will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Danielle Shipley and Evelyn Pritchard for their compassion and care of Grayce during her illness..

Memorial contributions can be made to: Grace Presbyterian Church, of East Liverpool, or Ohio Living Hospice at 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Bld E, Suite 201, Canfield, OH 44406.  


Visiting Hours

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Tuesday, November 22, 2022
2:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • November 21, 2022
    Melissa Brennen and Bob Durbin says:
    The Smith family and The Brennen family, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. We wish you peace to bring you comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in hearts.

  • November 21, 2022
    Russ Berlin says:
    My deepest condolences to John and family for their loss. My god bless the family during this time of sadness. 🙏🏻

  • November 20, 2022
    Brenda Buffin says:
    John, Barb, and family We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know we care and know what it’s like to lose a parent. May God bring all of you strength, peace, and comfort. Buff and Brenda

  • November 20, 2022
    Janice Neal says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. I have many fond memories of Grayce through the years. May God comfort you and give your peace through this difficult time and as you move forward.

  • November 20, 2022
    Janice Neal says:
    I am so sorryfor your loss. You have me deepest sympathy. I have many for d memories of Grayce over the years. May God give you comfort and peace through this difficult time and as you go forward.