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Shirley Ann Jackson

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Shirley Ann Jackson Obituary
Shirley Ann Jackson

Alabaster, AL

Funeral services for Shirley Ann Jackson, age 82, of Alabaster, were held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church Oxford. Roger Sawyer officiated. Burial followed in the Oxford Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jackson passed away on Wednesday at Brookwood Medical Center.

Survivors include her son, Benjamin Scott Jackson (Rita); granddaughter, Ruby Jackson; sister, Mary Louise "Cindy" Mills (Nolan); brother, Johnny Austin (Paula), several nieces and nephews.

Shirley Ann Austin Jackson was born on December 21, 1936 in Anniston, Alabama where she grew up in the community of Glenn Addie. She had two brothers, Richard Austin and Johnny Austin, and one sister "Cindy" Austin Mills. Shirley worked at a dress shop in Anniston while attending college at Jacksonville State University. Shirley was a Majorette for JSU. She graduated with a degree in Education. Shirley taught in the Public school system in Birmingham and Memphis, Tennessee and later she taught at the prestigious Hutchison Preparatory School for girls in Memphis. She also led conferences for teachers of four and five year olds, for the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Shirley was a great mother to son, Scott, and faithful helpmate to Benny. She and Benny served faithfully for 45 years with the Benny Jackson Evangelistic Association, as well as leading numerous mission trips both domestic and international.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 15, 2018
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