Laverne Jackson

Laverne Ina Marie Jackson, 80, a Silver City, New Mexico, resident, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Baca's Funeral Chapels. A funeral service will follow with the Rev. Duane Springer officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. She was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas, to William "Bill" and Dora Dixson. Marie married the love of her life, Clayton R. Jackson, on Nov. 29, 1948. She was incredibly talented. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, sewing, writing songs and beautiful poems. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her husband of 66 years, her children, grandchildren, friends and family. She was a member of the Bayard Street Church of Christ. Marie is survived by her husband, Clayton Jackson; four sons, Allan Jackson and wife, Terri, of Silver City, Clay Jackson and wife, Billie, of Tucson, Arizona, Charlie (Lee) Jackson of El Paso, Texas, Jerry Jackson and Becky Jackson of Rock Springs, Wyoming; two daughters, Barbara Hart and husband, Patrick, of Silver City, Rita Jenkins and husband, Marshall, of Hobbs, New Mexico, two sisters; Geneva Jackson of Fisher, Arkansas, and Nellie Mae Collins of Harrison, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren, Brian Pierce (Glenda) of Spokane, Washington, Crystal Woods of Silver City, Tammy Sherfield (Adam) of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Jim Jackson Jr. (Tiffany) of Palm Bay, Florida,Michelle Parker (Joel) of Pearland, Texas, Sheri Jackson of Rock Springs, Jason Jackson (Dusti) of Albuquerque, Ray Jackson of Rock Springs, Sidney and Tyler Jackson of Tucson, Juanita Jordon (Kent) of Rock Springs; 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Marie is preceded in death by her one son; Jimmy L. Jackson Sr., her parents, William and Dora Dixson; two sisters, Thelma Neldon and Lanora Dixson; her brother, O.E. Dixson; and grandson John Pierce. Serving as pallbearers will be Allan, Lee, Jerry, Clay and Jason Jackson and Marshall Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Pierce, Jim Jr., Ray and Tyler Jackson, Adam Sherfield and Patrick Hart. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care." To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at Hwy 180 East on Delk Drive, Silver City, NM 88062 – 575-388-2334.

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Baca's Funeral Chapels
300 East Boutz Las Cruces, NM 88004

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on July 10, 2014