Services for Rosa Mae Jackson of Marietta, Okla. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2017, in the Enville Community Church with her grandsons, Billy Holder and David Jackson II, as the officiating ministers. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, will follow under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
Mrs. Jackson was born May 8, 1926 in Meadowbrook, Okla., the daughter of Wes and Maude Rice Freeman. She passed away Thursday, August 3, in Lake Country Nursing Center, Marietta, at the age of 91.
A resident of Love County most of her life, Rosa Mae graduated from Meadowbrook High School. She and Elvin Jackson were wed in Marietta on June 30, 1945, and the couple was married 57 years before his death on September 22, 2002. Rosa Mae retired from the Marietta Cookie Factory, working in the packing department. In addition, she was a devoted housewife, mother, and grandmother who loved gardening, canning vegetables, and reading her bible. Rosa Mae was also very involved in community affairs, volunteering at the Marietta Food Pantry and as a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of Mercy Health Love County, Marietta. She also was an active member of the Enville Community Church as long as her health permitted, and taught Sunday School there for a number of years. Of Native American heritage, Rosa Mae was quite proud of being ¼ Choctaw.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Jimmy Jackson; and brothers, Russell Freeman, J.D. Freeman, George Freeman, Samuel Freeman, and Marvin Freeman.
Survivors include two sons, David Jackson and wife Camellia of Texarkana, Texas, and Bobby Jackson and wife Sue of Baytown, Texas; two daughters, Frances Andrews and husband Richard, also of Baytown, and Dawnyce Casey and husband Carl of Gainesville, Texas; daughter-in-law, Dora Jackson of Marietta; brother, W.D. Freeman and wife Lydia of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Ruth Hughes of Fort Worth, Texas, and Burniece Dillard and husband Jack of Waskom, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as casket bearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary bearers are nephews.
Time of visitation for family and friends will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Cross Timbers Hospice 207 “C” Street NW – Ardmore, Okla. 73401.
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