Alan Jackson’s mother, Ruth Jackson, also commonly known as Mama Ruth, passed away this weekend on Saturday, January 7 at her home in Georgia. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her five children, Alan, Diane, Cathy, Carol and Connie, as well as by 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Mama Ruth has been an inspiration to Alan’s career, as has his late father, Joseph Eugene Jackson, known as Daddy Gene, who passed away 17 years ago in January of 2000.

Ruth’s life will be celebrated and honored on Thursday, January 12 at Central Baptist Church in Newnan, GA. Donations can be made in her memory and sent to Central Baptist Church Music Ministry 14 West Broad Street Newnan, GA 30263; The Cochran Mill Nature Center 6300 Cochran Mill Road Palmetto, GA 30268 or The Newnan Coweta Humane Society P.O. Box 785 Newnan, GA 30264. Online condolences can be shared at