Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 25, 2013

Mary Ruth Byrd Jackson


The Athens Review

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ATHENS-Services for Mary Ruth Byrd Jackson, 96, Athens are scheduled for 2:00 P M Tuesday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charles Parker officiating.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Mrs. Jackson died February 23, 2013 in Athens.

She was born November 19, 1916 in Corsicana to the late Walter and Bliss Nevada Hunt Byrd. She was a 1935 graduate of Corsicana High School. Mary moved to Athens in 1947. She retired from Vassarette of Munsingwear, Inc. after a 35 year tenure. She was a 57 year member of Central Baptist Church. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Ray Jackson, December 7, 1965, an infant brother Billy Byrd, brother Charles Byrd and sister Margie Little.

Survivors include son Ernest Ray Jackson and wife Keitha, Arp; daughter Mary Crossley and husband Kenneth, Conroe; sister Christian Williams, Corsicana, grandchildren Diane Jackson and husband Paul Twomey, Lori Jackson and husband Tim Ehmke, Michelle Crossley and husband Manny Angulo, Brent Crossley and wife Brandie; great grandsons Ross Ward and Alex Crossley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brent Crossley, Peter Little, Alex Crossley, Paul Twomey, Ross Ward, Tim Ehmke.

 Family will greet friends at the funeral home 12:30 until service time Tuesday.

If desired, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, P O Box 590, Athens, Texas 75751.

          You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle at www.carroll-lehr.com