Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., dies at 65

Brenda Jackson, the mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 65.

JR Motorsports announced Jackson's passing on Monday afternoon.

Jackson and Dale Earnhardt Sr. married in 1972 and had two children -- Dale Jr. and Kelley -- before divorcing.

Jackson married Willie Jackson in 1985.

She is survived by her husband, children, brothers Robert Gee and Jimmy Gee, stepdaughter Meredith Davis and multiple grandchildren.