Eunice Faye Corbett Jackson, 82, of Eufaula, passed away on Jan. 11, 2016. She was born on Jan. 29, 1933, in McMann, Okla., the daughter of Mack Daniel and Bertha Owen (Johnson) Corbett.
She attended Dundee School for 11 years but left school to get married. On Aug. 17, 1950, Eunice married Bruce M. Jackson in Gainesville, Texas. Bruce and Eunice moved to Augusta, Ga., where Bruce was in basic training. They made their home in Pruitt City until Bruce’s death in 1997. Eunice owned and operated Millie’s Café in Countyline for 15 plus years. It sold in 1992. She was a member of the Ratliff City Baptist Church in Ratliff City.
Survivors include: Ernest “Babe” Smith of the home; her daughters, Thurza Baker of Seminole and Holly Belvin and husband, Luke of Fort Worth, Texas; her sisters, Thelma Myrick Slackey and husband, Coy of Durant and Geraldine Cordell and husband, Delbert of Norman; three grandchildren, Stephen and Adam Baker of Seminole, and Rae Ann Buchanan of Grand Prairie; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bruce Jackson; son, Bruce Eugene “Gene” Jackson; sisters, Juanita Bray and Lois Warner; and her brothers, Eugene Corbett and Lawrence Corbett.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Kelley Memorial Chapel with Dr. Rev. Marvin Chamberlin officiating. Pallbearers will be Stephen Baker, Adam Baker, Luke Belvin, Tony Buchanan Jr. (Big Tony) and Tony J. Buchanan third (Little Tony). Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews. Burial will follow at 3:30 at the Velma Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hbmfuneralhome.com.