Alan Jackson‘s mother, Mrs. Ruth Musick “Mama Ruth” Jackson, has passed away at her home in Georgia. She was 86.
According to a press release from Jackson’s publicist, Mrs. Jackson died Saturday morning (Jan. 7) peacefully at her home in Newnan, Georgia.
Mrs. Jackson was born April 2, 1930, in Lowell, Ga. She married Joseph Eugene “Daddy Gene” Jackson in 1946 at the age of 16, and together they had five children — daughters Diane, Cathy, Carol, Connie and son Alan. The couple remained married until Eugene’s death in January of 2000.
She was known to Alan Jackson’s fans as “Mama Ruth,” and she factored heavily…