Elizabeth Roy Jackson
A Mass of Christian Burial for Elizabeth Roy Jackson will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at St. Rita Catholic Church, Alexandria with Father Blake Deshautelle officiating. Burial will be in Alexandria Memorial Gardens, under the direction of John Kramer & Sons.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 and again in Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Ms. Jackson, 56, of Alexandria, passed away April 20, 2013 at Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Elizabeth Fay Roy Jackson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on August 7, 1956 to Denise Marie Guillory and Percy Joseph Roy. She was preceded in death by her father, Percy Roy. Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Denise Guillory Roy; a daughter, Wendy Lynn Jackson Brewer, and husband Billy of Alexandria; a brother, Joseph Lee Roy, and wife Karen of St. Peters, Missouri; and two grandchildren, Sydney Lynn Johnson and Jolie Marie Brewer.
Throughout her life Elizabeth defined herself by her career - she was a nurse in every aspect of her existence. Elizabeth enjoyed a thirty-five year career in nursing, which encompassed surgery and nursery at Huey P. Long Memorial Hospital, nursery and pediatrics at Rapides Regional Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Louisiana State University
at Alexandria. She nurtured and cared for her patients and students, treating each one with compassion, dignity, respect, and love. The dedication that Elizabeth exhibited with her patients and students seemed boundless, but, even so, it paled in comparison to that which she gave to her family. With every breath in her body, she celebrated her family with unconditional love and support.
Elizabeth passes on a legacy of love, strength, and devotion that will live on in the hearts of all whom she touched, but especially in the hearts of her daughter and granddaughters. She was an excellent model of humility, empathy, and genuineness. Elizabeth's contributions to the nursing profession will be greatly missed, but her presence will always be felt. Her family will mourn the absence of her earthly body, but rejoice in the knowledge that she is now in the presence and comfort of Christ and our Father in Heaven.
Pallbearers will be Chris Everett, Micah Perkins, Dobie Perkins, John Jackson, Edward Jackson, Randle Pearson, and Jason Hagan.
Online notes of condolences may be sent to the Jackson Family at firstname.lastname@example.org.