Brenda Jackson death was announced Monday, April 22, 2019 by JR Motorsports.
Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, was a longtime employee of JR Motorsports, joining her son’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race team as an accounting specialist in 2004.
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Brenda Jackson was the daughter of legendary NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, who built cars for a number of high-tier racers including the late Dale Earnhardt.
1972 came, she married Earnhardt, had two children – Dale Jr. and Kelley.
When they separated and Earnhardt chased a career in NASCAR, the kids remained with their mother. However, after a fire left the trio homeless, they relocated to live with their father while Brenda Jackson moved to Virginia.
1985, she married Norfolk firefighter Willie Jackson and returned to North Carolina to work with Kelley and Dale Jr.
Jackson joined the race team owned by her two children as an accounting specialist in 2004.
Dale Earnhardt was killed in a crash on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.
Jackson was a staunch supporter of her son’s decision to retire from full-time racing because of concussions, and she was a tireless supporter of The Dale Jr. Foundation and other charitable efforts.
“I am a very, very lucky woman, as I get to interact with my kids almost every day.
“I’ve got two bright, beautiful kids that I am very proud of. Kelley’s standards are very high. She conducts herself that way and she expects that of everyone else.
Dale Jr. just gets bigger and bigger. I am very proud of his accomplishments, but as a mother I am proudest of the way he handles himself with honesty and the way he cares about his family and his friends.”
She is survived by her husband, two children, a stepdaughter, six grandchildren and two brothers.