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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dr. ESPAÑOLA JACKSON HAS PASSED AWAY - SHE LEFT A LEGACY - AS A SAN FRANCISCAN - WHO SERVED SAN FRANCISCO WELL - AS AN ADVOCATE WHO REALLY CARED FOR ALL SAN FRANCISCANS.






Dr. Española Jackson and Francisco Da Costa

Two services will be held to honor Dr. Espanola Jackson:

 1. The first service will be held on Thursday - February 4, 2016 at Grace Tabernacle Community Church - situated at 1121 Oakdale Street by Ingalls and Oakdale. Community Service.
The service will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

2. The second service will be held on Friday - at Providence Baptist Church - at 12 noon - 1601 McKinnon Street by Third Street. Going Home Service.

San Francisco has lost a great leader and an advocate who loved San Francisco and more all San Franciscans.

Dr. Espanola Jackson will be missed.

Rest In Peace



Dr. Espanola Jackson

They do not make them 
like that anymore
One of a kind leader
Dr. Espanola Jackson
fearlessly - spoke her mind

She worked tirelessly
for needy women
saw that children 
were fed - and cared for
she started welfare
programs - with the blessings
of those in high places

At City Hall 
she gave history
to those in power 
who talked the talked
but could not walk the walk
Fearlessly, she told them 
how - and what to do

She was well known
in the Bayview and all 
over the City
in the Mission in the early
sixties - she worked with all
Today's leaders in the Mission remember her
as their mentor

Dr. Espanola fought hard
for education 
City College and SF State University
the Southeast Community Facility
Commission Building - a founder
She fought for education  -
career jobs - mentoring those
who she saw as potential leaders

Governors, Mayors, politicians
those who purport to wheel and deal
listened to her - her pleas to uplift
those in need and more
she loved all - all San Franciscans
She will be missed - more remembered

She was my very good friend 
We took on projects
that most feared to touch
 we made it happen - and served
the community as best we could
I will miss my good 
friend - Dr. Espanola Jackson

We represented the First People
of San Francisco 
the Muwekma Ohlone
We fought hard - and tried our best
today, there is a void
she is by my side - now 
more than ever - spurring me on

The issues of gentrification
the many homeless on our streets
the housing and high rents
the killings and shootings
the lack of sound transportation
the clinics and hospitals that
shun the poor - the indigent

All of the above issues 
we fought for 
at City Hall and in places
where our voice mattered
Dr. Espanola Jackson 
left a legacy - a sound one

Gone but not forgotten
Your deeds - are there for
all to see
Actions count  - more than words
a leader, an advocate, a friend
to me - and thousands like me.

Rest in peace 
good friend
stay by my side
in this fight for justice
fair play - and compassion
gone yes - here to stay
to carry on - what remains to attain


Rest in peace Dr. Espanola Jackson