Joyce L. Jackson LEICESTER — Joyce Lorraine Jackson, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. She was born April 25, 1936, in Bangor, Maine, the daughter of George and Lorraine (Lee) Merrill. She graduated in 1954 from Bangor High School. On Jan. 8, 1955, she married Paul A. Jackson in Bangor. Mrs. Jackson worked as a switchboard operator for a local Maine telephone company, as well as for a local Vermont hospital. She was a church pianist and enjoyed crafts, crocheting and knitting. Survivors include five children Candice Barrett, of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Beth Cole, of Leicester, Paula Roy, of Brunswick, Maine, George Jackson, of Helena, Montana, Timothy Jackson, of Brandon; a brother, Edward Merrill, of Bangor; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband; a daughter, Amy Chase; and a sister, Janice Merrill-Archer. The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, Forest Dale Campus, with the Rev. Barry Tate officiating. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733. Arrangements are by Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.