Mrs. Thelma Joyce Jackson, age 69, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was born in Douglass on Nov. 19, 1944, to parents, Clifton Clyde Parrish and Rebecca Rogers Parrish. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with the Rev. Jubal Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Wells. Friends and family are invited to visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. Thelma is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Dorothy Stone, Veriline Parrish and Nellie Cooper; two brothers, Max Parrish and Marvin Parrish; and grandson, Colton McClendon. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Doyle Jackson; son, David Martin and wife, Miraflor; daughters, Mary McClendon and husband, David, and Rhonda Cannon and husband, Jody; special nieces, Sue Shuffield and husband, Billy, Helen Huizar and husband, Johnny, and Marie Stone; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Many good things can be said about Thelma. She loved to make special homemade cards with that special touch for all occasions for her friends and family. She was known to her family for her "world-famous" mashed potatoes and she loved her kids and her church family. Thelma attended Wells High School. To her family she was a devoted, patient and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mrs. Jackson was a Baptist and admired for the Christian values that she modeled. Even though she suffered the last few years with lung cancer that eventually took her life, she had grace and strength beyond what a normal person would have. Her smile has touched our lives and we long for the day we see her again. Memorial donations may be offered to Life Care Hospice, 320 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75961. Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction and care of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 26, 2014