Agnes Bonnefaye Jackson-Ross
1951 - 2021
BORN
1951
DIED
2021
June 24, 2021, Agnes Bonnefaye Jackson-Ross left this earth from Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center for her heavenly home; Agnes was 69. The fourth of eleven children born to Irvin & Irene Brown-Jackson on June 26, 1951. Agnes graduated from Glen Oaks Senior High School in 1969.She graduated from Radcliff/Harvard of Boston, Massachusetts in 1973 as Summa Cum Laude. She attended a summer institute in Virginia; in September of 1973 went to work as a counselor at Oklahoma Baptist University for the native American students. After a brief time Agnes returned to Baton Rouge in 1975. She worked for the Departments of Health & Human Resources and Department of Transportation. In 1982 Agnes found her niche with the Mental Health Association of Baton Rouge from which she retired after 25 years. Agnes took a year's hiatus and then went to work for the East Baton Rouge Library System for 11 years and then retired again. Viewing of the body is from 9:00-11:00 AM Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @11:00 AM at Winnfield Funeral Home -7221Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA Family ask that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Mental Health Association of Baton Rouge, or Alzheimer's Association.


Published by The Advocate from Jul. 1 to Jul. 5, 2021.
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Winnfield Funeral Home
7221Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA
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Agnes was a devoted founding member of the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, founded in November 1970. As President of the Kuumba Singers alumni, I deliver prayers for comfort and healing from her fellow founding members and our fellowship of more than 1,500 choir alumni. Rest in peace, Sister Agnes.
Linda Jackson Sowell
School
September 17, 2021
Agnes and I went to Radcliffe together. We were in the same class-- the first to be admitted after the assassination of Dr. King. She clearly made her mark in the world. Life well lived. Fine person. So sad to learn that she is gone. L
Linda Sowell
September 4, 2021
Just learned that Agnes died in June. I got to know her when she transferred into Glen Oaks High, and she was one of the brightest students I've ever had the privilege of teaching. I got to know several of her family members and was so proud of her being offered a Radcliff-Harvard full scholarship. I got to enjoy her company when she took a counseling job at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, where I was teaching English in the early 1970s. She visited us in Vermont many years later...and I visited her a couple of times in Baton Rouge. She was courageous, kind, and loving....and totally dedicated to those with whom she worked as a mental health professional and as a librarian. She remained close to her family--especially her sister--and she was super proud of her nieces. I'm sad to know I'll not see her on this side of eternity and sorry we lost touch over the past 10 years or so. I'm heartened by the postings on this site, for they reassure me that this wonderful person was loved and appreciated by all those whose lives she touched. Rest in peace, Agnes....I send love and condolences to your family.
Linda Peavy
August 19, 2021
Scotlandville Class 1969. My sincere condolence to Agnes´ Family. I remember the nice, kind and really smart person Agnes was in High School. From the messages of sympathy and her career she continued to be the same wonderful person. Agnes was the first person I knew that went to prestigious Radcliffe/Harvard. Wow what an honor. Agnes Scotlandville Classmates were so proud of her. Now May she Rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord.
Wilbert Paynes, Atlanta GA
School
July 12, 2021
Was so sorry to hear of Agnes death. Pray that God will heal the family´s pain of this loss
Joy Williams Hatter
Friend
July 9, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Myrtis Douglass Jarrell
School
July 9, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
David Torrence Sr and Family
Friend
July 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Susan Banford Ratcliff and Family
School
July 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
John Wilbert Pounds III and Family
School
July 9, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Napoleon'Nap'Moore and Family
School
July 9, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jackie Harrell Bates and Family
School
July 9, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Donnettia Houston Thomas
School
July 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Juanita Taylor Matthieu and Family
School
July 9, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Phyllis Robinson and Family
School
July 9, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Elaine Pounds Thomas, SHS Class of 1971
School
July 9, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Ray Worthy, New Orleans, LA
School
July 9, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Carolyn & Calvin Burrell
School
July 6, 2021
Remembering Agnes with fond memories. I attended both Scotlandville and Glen Oaks High Schools with her. My deepest sympathy to her family. May they find comfort and peace in the memories that will forever live in their hearts.
Paula McKenzie Braxton
July 4, 2021
Remembering Agnes and the Jackson family living on Curtis Street and attending Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Our families were close and took care of each other in those days. I always loved her for the quiet and sweet spirit she was! Condolences to the family
Brenda Hives Smith
July 3, 2021
Agnes and I attended Scotlandville High School together prior to her transferring to Glen Oaks High School. Know where there is love, there is peace. Remember the love and happy times, and may you find comfort in these memories.
Gwendolyn D Brooks
School
July 3, 2021
Agnes is one person you meet You will never forget her. I was shocked to read about her passing. I worked with Agnes at the Baker Library for many years. RIP Agnes
Patricia Brown
July 3, 2021
I graduated with Agnes from Glen Oaks. She was quiet and extremely smart. We were all excited when she received her scholarship from Radcliff. What an accomplishment. I know she is rejoicing in heaven today.
Rick H
School
July 3, 2021
The family is requesting in lieu of flowers Please make a donation to the Mental Health Association of Baton Rouge or the Alzheimer's Association in Agnes name. Viewing of the body @09:00-11:00 AM; the funeral is at 11:00 AM on 07/07/2021. All will be conducted at Winnfield Funeral Home
Dianne Jackson
Family
July 2, 2021
To the family: May God grant you peace beyond your own understanding
Tammi Dawkins and family
Friend
July 2, 2021
I loved Agnes so much. I worked with her at Zachary Library but always felt she was a true & caring friend. She was thoughtful before she spoke & each time it was worth listening to. God Bless her and her family. She wrote a beautiful note to me when my sister passed away & it meant the world to me.
BobblieJo SmithBerry (BJ)
Work
July 2, 2021
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