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Mabel Mary Branch Jackson

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The services for Mabel Mary Branch Jackson will be Sunday, September 22, 2013 beginning at 4:00 p.m. for fraternal organizations with religious services immediately following at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6217 Glen Oaks Drive, Baton Rouge, LA. Dismissal will be Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Place of Internment - Port Hudson National Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA. Mabel Mary Branch Jackson was born in Baton Rouge, LA to the late Dora Davis and James Branch, Sr. She departed this life on September 15, 2013 at the age of 92. She married Daniel Jackson, Sr. on December 14, 1946. Mabel was an active member of St. Mark United Methodist Church serving as a Sunday school teacher, Stewardess and a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service, now known as the United Methodist Women, in which she was a faithful member of the Rosa Jackson Study Group. Mabel was an active member of the community and participated in the civil rights movement of Baton Rouge. Her efforts with the bus boycotts of the 60's, providing transportation to members of the community to and from work, resulted in the changing of policies for African American bus riders. Mabel held membership and leadership roles in several organizations in and around the Baton Rouge Area. In her Masonic family, she was the Worthy Matron of Pride of East End #166, Order of Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation; the Illustrious Commandress of Ismael Court # 147, Daughters of Isis; Honorary Past Most Royal Grand Commandress in the Order of Cyrene; member of Gracious Court #19, Order of Amaranth; and member of Capital City #28, Heroines of Jericho. Other organizations she held membership in were: Charter Member of Mu Sigma Philo Affiliate of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; Southern University Quarterback Club; and Improved Benevolent of the Protective Order of the Elks of the World. Mabel remained active in many of these organizations until her health began to fail. She leaves to cherish her memory, a sister Dorothy Kemper Barber of Baton Rouge, LA, her children, two sons, Shedrick Jackson (Barbara) and Roderick Jackson, both of Baton Rouge, LA, two daughters, Brenda Canty and Deborah Daniels of Baton Rouge, and step son, Daniel Jackson, Jr. (Claylee) of New Orleans, LA; two brothers-in-law, Samuel Jackson of Baton Rouge, LA, Jessie Jackson (Johnnie Mae) of Denham Springs, LA; seven grandchildren, Edward Daniels, III of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Chantay Canty Doyle (Barry) of Spring, Texas, Debra Robertson of New Orleans, LA, Monique Jackson of Baton Rouge, LA, Donna Cummings (Isaac) of New Orleans, LA, Wanda Antoine (Ennis) of Atlanta, GA, Daniel III of New Orleans, LA, a favorite niece Sandra Hatch of Baton Rouge, LA, fifteen great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Daniel Jackson, Sr.; parents, Dora Scott and James Branch, Sr., and brother, James Branch, Jr.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22, 2013
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