Brenda Lorraine Jackson, the mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., has died at the age of 67. Jackson married to Dale Earnhardt from 1972 to 1979. The sad announcement of Jackson’s passing came in a statement on her son’s official website.
Gee was the daughter of renowned NASCAR car builder, Robert Gee. Jackson had two children with Dale Earnhardt Sr., Dale Jr. and a daughter Kelley. The couple split shortly after Dale Jr. was born. Upon their divorce, the children went to live with Jackson. When Kelley Earnhardt was eight years old, the family’s home burned down. As a result, Jackson signed over custody to the children’s father as she no longer had the financial means to support her children, according to Dale Jr.’s 2017 interview with Graham Bensinger.
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