JACKSON, Ruthie Mae

Ruthie Mae Jackson

Birth: December 25, 1923
Death: April 7, 1996


No obituary found.

Criminal Details

Valencia Jones – January 9, 2016

Dothan Police Lt. Will Glover, the supervisor of the criminal investigation division (CID), said the inquiry into what happened to Ruthie Mae Jackson remains open. He said investigators in the violent crimes unit periodically review old unsolved cases, such as the Jackson one, checking to see if there’s any evidence that can be analyzed with more up to date technology.

According to an earlier Dothan Eagle report, Ruthie Mae Jackson was fatally stabbed at least a dozen times about her body and neck during the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, then April 7, 1996, at her 403 E. Adams St. home.

Glover said investigators have ruled out robbery as a motive in the Jackson homicide.

“We don’t close unsolved homicides,” Glover said. “Any lead that’s developed or called in we follow up on it immediately.”

Randy Roughton – May 22, 2014

Mrs. Jackson, 73, was preparing her Easter Sunday meal in her 1403 E. Adams St., home on April 7, 1996 and had planned to join her daughter Shirley for worship services. Shirley Jackson was waiting on her mother to call her that day, but says “My mama hasn’t called me yet.”

The Jacksons – Bobby, Early, James (and wife Patricia), Sam Selma and Shirley – live together in a cluster of houses in the Helen community where they were reared by Mrs. Jackson and her former husband Sam. But holidays have not been the same since the murder.


July 28, 2017:Ruthie Mae Jackson (Mom Mae) was a very Loving, kind,and caring woman of God who cherrished life and committed herself to helping others. A Mother of 6. Sam Jackson Jr, Selma Lemon, Early Jackson, James Jackson, and Bobby Joe Jackson all of Headland, Al. We all pray to live to see the day that justice will be served. A woman who was taken away from her family who truly loved and cared for her. She will never be forgotten and May she Rest in Heavenly Peace.

Whitney Jackson, Great Granddaughter