Martha Blanche Mitchell Jackson, 82, of Climax, Ga., passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 4, 1930 in Attapulgus, Ga., the daughter of James A. Mitchell and Winona Lucille Thomas Mitchell. She was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, worked for Jack Winter Industries, and was a lunchroom manager for the Decatur County School System. She was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Grubbs officiating. Interment followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Harold Jackson Jr., Chris Marchant, Graydon Bobo, Carl Sapp, Ricky Cook, Steve Mitchell, Robby Mitchell, Bobby Mitchell, Marty Mitchell, and Jacky Jackson serving as active pallbearers. The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.
Survivors include her sons, Harold Jackson and his wife, Susan, of Camilla, Ga., and Edwin Jackson and his wife, Melanie, of McDonough, Ga.; her daughters, Beverly Read and her husband, Don, of Lexington Park, Md., and Peggy Taff and her husband, Scott, of Crawfordville; her devoted caregiver, Runelle Crapp of Attapulgus, Ga.; her brothers, Jack Mitchell and his wife, Ramona, of Leesburg, Virgil Mitchell and his wife, Sally, of Florence, S.C., and Charles Mitchell and his wife, Liz, of Spring, Texas; her grandchildren, Chris Marchant, Jennifer Marchant, Harold Jackson Jr., Kayla Taff, Baylee Taff, and Scott Taff Jr.; her great-grandchildren, Cadence Marchant and Spencer Marchant.
She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Sam McKinney Jackson.