Brenda Jackson may not be a household name to many NASCAR fans, but she was the mother of one…Dale Jr.

Jackson died April 22, 2019 at the age of 65 as a result of cancer.

Jackson worked at JR Motorsports alongside her children Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kelley Earnhardt Miller.

No stranger to NASCAR and racing, Jackson was the daughter of car fabricator Robert Gee whose clients included ex-husband Dale Earnhardt Sr. Brenda married Dale Sr in 1972. The couple had two children.

Predeceased by her parents and sister Sandra, Brenda Jackson is survived by her two children, stepdaughter Meredith, husband of 33 years retired fireman Willie Jackson, five grandchildren, and brothers Robert and Jimmy.


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