Dr. Linda Hall Jackson, 81, of Brevard, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023. A native of Buncombe County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Newton and Beatrice Sisk Hall.
A graduate of Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, she also graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. She studied at the Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansas where she completed general psychiatry and child psychiatry training. She also completed training in psychoanalysis and child psychoanalysis at Topeka School for Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Jackson worked for several years at the Menninger Clinic in several capacities, including Director of Child Outpatient Services. She spent two years at Hall Institute and University of South Carolina of School of Medicine where she directed children’s services and became a full professor.
In 1987 she moved to Asheville and began working at Highland Hospital. After the hospital closed she and several colleagues founded the Pisgah Institute for Psychotherapy, an outpatient facility. She also began consulting at community mental health centers, which was her favorite job, which she continued until her retirement in 2005.
In Asheville she was active at Cathedral of All Souls, singing in the choir for 35 years, and serving a term on the vestry. Since moving to Brevard in 2018, she has been a member of St. Philips Episcopal Church and has volunteered for several groups: NC Arboretum, Carolina Mountains Club and Cradle of Forestry. She and her husband also served as “Work Camper” campground hosts.
Dr. Jackson married Howard Philos Jackson in 1967, and celebrated 55 years of marriage. She is also survived by her son, Michael Jackson (Rebecca) and two grandsons, Noah Jackson (Casey) and Ryan Jackson; and her brother David Hall (Jane).
Services for Dr. Jackson will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Brevard.
Remembrances may be made to Cradle of Forestry, 11250 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, Gwynn Valley Camp Scholarship Fund, 301 Gwynn Valley Trail, Brevard, NC 28712, St. Philips Episcopal Church, 256 E. Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712 or Berea College, 101 Chestnut St. Berea, KY 40403.
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