Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

Obituaries

August 27, 2013

Mary Louise Burks Jackson

Athens — Mary Louise Burks Jackson was born on June 5, 1930, in Corsicana to Sarah Thelma Curry and James Louis Burks. She was their only child.

During her childhood, the family lived in several towns, including Roane and Corsicana. When Mary was 12-years-old, they settled in Mankin, and she began attending school in Malakoff. She graduated from MHS in 1947 and began attending Texas Women’s University in Denton.

In 1950, she married Walter Louis Jackson. For the next 20-plus years, she was a full-time wife and mother to their four children. In her 40s, Mary decided to complete the education that had been interrupted when she married. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Texas Eastern University (now UT Tyler) in 1977 in the same month that her first grandchild was born. Mary taught at Malakoff Elementary School for all 25 years of her career.

After a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, she ascended to heaven on Aug. 26, 2013. Mary was a devout Christian and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens.  She dearly loved her seven grandchildren.  During her teaching career, she cared as much for her students’ wellbeing as for their education. 

Mary is survived by: her husband of 63 years, Walter Louis Jackson; her children, Janice Cason of Malakoff, Walter L. Jr. (Bubba) and wife Nancy Jackson of Malakoff, Joan and husband Dana Mark Wilson of Arlington, and James and wife Christi Jackson of Malakoff; seven grandchildren, Alan Cason, Derek Jackson, Lauren and Ryan Wilson, and Haley, Lindsey, and Wesley Jackson; and four great-grandchildren, Bryce and Alex Cason and Brady and Toby Jackson.

Visitation will be at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff on Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Athens.

The family would like to extend a special invitation to all of Mrs. Jackson’s former students to attend.  They also wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of West Place Nursing Home and Heart to Heart Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT Whittenburg.jpg Dora ‘Velma’ Whittenberg

    Dora “Velma” Ward Whittenberg passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Corsicana, Texas where she had made her home with her daughter.  Born and raised east of Crossroads in the Becks Chapel Community, she lived in Henderson County for 90 years.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Spurgeon.jpg Randall ‘Randy’ Spurgeon

    MORGAN-Services for Randall Ray Spurgeon, 61 of Morgan are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in Harbor Baptist Church, 12059 SH 198 South, Gun Barrel City with Rev. George Yarger officiating.
    Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Vaughn, Eula- photo.jpg Eula Bea Cox Vaughn

    Graveside services for Eula Bea Cox Vaughn, 87, of Athens, are scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Shelby Cemetery with Pastor Mark Fulks officiating.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif George Paul Shannon

    Bradford, TX  - A Memorial Service is being planned for a later date for George Paul Shannon, 76, of Bradford.  He passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home in Bradford.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT smithjames.jpg Dr. James W. Smith

    ATHENS-Dr. James W. Smith passed away at his home in Athens July 13, 2014 after a short illness.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25 Victoria.jpg Victoria Ann Wyatt

    Funeral services for Victoria Ann Wyatt, 4, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens. Interment will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • obit arthur.jpg Barbara Joan Arthur

    Barbara Joan Arthur, 78, of Athens, passed peacefully from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
     A memorial service will be held to honor and celebrate Joan’s life, Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:30 A.M. at Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens with Julius Ray Tapley officiating.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Reeve.jpg Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williford Reeve

    Services for Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williford Reeve, 90, of Eustace will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens, with Bro. Mike Dean and Jack Houghton officiating.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit Wilson.JPG Sherry Wilson

    Graveside services and interment for Sherry Wilson, 70 of Athens is scheduled for 11:00 A M Wednesday at Shelby Chapel Cemetery with Tommy Burch and  Rev. Gene Bishop officiating.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit Griffin, Roy.jpg Roy Griffin

    Funeral Services for Roy Griffin, 81, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Bro. Mike Bragdon officiating.  Interment will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Biz Marquee
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow