“She will live in our hearts forever.”
By Amanda Jackson, April 22, 2019
CNN – Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died of cancer at 65, JR Motorsports announced on Monday.
“I’m glad her suffering has ended and she can be at peace,” tweeted Earnhardt Jr. “She would be in tears of happiness over the words of support and remembrance she’s been shown today. Our family appreciates it as well. She will live in our hearts forever.”
Jackson worked as an accounting specialist for JR Motorsports, owned by Earnhardt Jr, Miller and Rick Hendrick, since 2004.
“I’ve got two bright, beautiful kids … “
Jackson enjoyed being able to work alongside her children for the past 15 years.
“I am a very, very lucky woman, as I get to interact with my kids almost every day,” she said last year. “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.”
Jackson’s journey into the racing world started when she was born.
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