Anna J. Jackson

Anna J. Jackson

Anna Jane Jackson, 78, Muscle Shoals, celebrated her heavenly homecoming on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Saturday, April 25, 1936, to Hoile and Edna Shields in Paragould, Arkansas. She married Sidney Jackson on Dec. 20, 1951. Jane and her honey of more than 62 years began their life together in Illinois before moving to Michigan. Jane and Sidney moved to Alabama in 1986 following her retirement from General Motors after 30 years of service.

Early in life she gave her heart to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and remained faithful serving God in many capacities. Her service included: Sunday school teacher, youth music coach, music director, organist, choir member, and cheerleader for Pastor Shiloh Hackett.

Her love for her family was only surpassed by her love for God.

Surviving are daughters, Jarita Venable, Cindy Ledford, and Judy (Randy) Tucker; grandchildren, Josh Venable, Justin (Jamie-Lee) Venable, and Cameron Jackson; and great-granddaughter, Reagan Sidney Venable. She was privileged to inherit grandson, Greg (Stephanie) Tucker and his children, Caden, Levi, and Skyla, special family, Henry and Sharon Heredia, Sherry Forrest, and Jerry (Raymond) Saltzman, and the members of South Highland Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney, mother, Edna, and father, Hoile.

The visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at South Highland Freewill Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals. The funeral will be at noon on Friday, June 13, 2014, at South Highland Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Shiloh Hackett officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Memory Gardens.

Special thanks to Dr. William Hobbs, Nancy, and Kristie for many years of excellent care. The family also wishes to thank the physicians and staff of North Alabama Cancer Center, Muscle Shoals, and Hospice of North Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Highland Free Will Baptist Church, 704 State St., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.

Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family. To sign the register book and to offer private condolences to the family, go to

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Spry Memorial Chapel-Russellville - Russellville
906 South Jackson Avenue PO Box 246  Russellville, AL 35653
(256) 332-1122

Published in Florence Times Daily on June 12, 2014