Graveside services for Mary Jackson, 80, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.
Ms. Jackson passed away on January 1, 2022, in Nacogdoches. She was born on February 3, 1941, in Corsicana, Texas.
Mary was a woman of faith; a good Christian lady. She enjoyed going to church and visiting with family and friends. She also enjoyed collecting angel figurines and crosses. Mary had numerous crosses, religious pictures and bible verses on the walls of her home.
Mary was little but tough and strong. She loved her family and we loved her. She was a big and important part of our family. It was very important to her to be involved and participate in family events. Mary was there for all the birthday parties, holidays and other special occasions. She had family pictures throughout her home. She loved and missed her parents very much. She was a good and loving little sister to Billie. Mary was a kind, loving, supportive and generous aunt to three generations of nieces and nephews. She helped some learn to read. She helped some pull baby teeth as well as helping in many other ways. Mary will be greatly missed by her family.
Mary was a good domino player and enjoyed winning. She spent countless hours crocheting afghans and other items which she gave as gifts to the family. Mary was neat and organized, planned ahead and did not put things off. She took care of her parents when they got older. Mary gave to others and did not ask for much in return.
Mary showed real courage and strength in her final days. She rarely complained. Mary is now reunited with her parents and other loved ones who have gone before her. Mary is now resting safe in the arms of Jesus. Mary, we love you and miss you very much. We were fortunate and blessed to have you in our lives.
Mary is survived by her sister, Billie Ballard; niece, Rebecca Hurst; great-nieces, Regina Acosta and husband, Jason, and Eryn Ballard; great-great-niece, Sydney Acosta; nephews, Ralph Ballard and Darrell Ballard and wife, Robin; great-nephew, Clay Hardeman, and Ian Ballard; and great-great-nephew, Gavin Acosta.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Ima Jackson.