Athens Review, Athens, Texas

January 10, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Jackson


The Athens Review

Athens — Athens – Memorial services for Mary Beth Jackson, 68, of Athens, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with the Rev. Harold Kling officiating.   

Mary Beth went to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2014 in Tyler.

Mary Elizabeth Landrum Jackson was born July 5, 1945 in San Antonio to Joseph Benjamin Landrum and Ella Maple Snellings Landrum.  She married the love of her life, James William Jackson, on May 14, 1965.  She later became owner/operator of Bridal and Tuxedo Garden of Dallas for over 11 years.  She last worked as a receptionist at Athens Surgical.  Mary Beth enjoyed reading, working in the yard and was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters.  She was a Baptist and attended Lake Athens Baptist Church.  Her true love was her family and her dogs, Winston, Cutter and Daisy.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her. 

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by: her parents; three brothers, Jack Landrum, John Landrum, Leonard Landrum; and a nephew, Jim Landrum.  

She is survived by: her beloved husband, James Jackson of Athens; one daughter, Kim Ridgway of Athens; one brother, Jerry Landrum and wife Marinella of Phoenix, Ariz.;  one niece, Pam Compton and husband Gary of Rowlett; three grandchildren, Tye Berry of Athens, Amber Berry and Jason Ellis of Athens; and one great-grandchild, Bentley Ellis.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Danny Pugh and wife Donna, Vicki Kling, Carol Parker, Tambra Dearborn and the Berry family.  

A visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to The Henderson County SPCA, 900 W. College St., Athens, TX 75751, phone 903-677-7387; or The American Cancer Society Tyler Office, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701, phone 903-597-1348.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Family in Athens.