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Mary V Jackson

Idabel, Oklahoma

Dec 17, 1945 – Sep 25, 2021 (Age 75)


December 17, 1945
September 25, 2021
Idabel, Oklahoma


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Obituary for Mary V. Johnson-Jackson


Mary V. (Johnson) Jackson passed away peacefully at home on September 25, 2021. On December 17, 1945, Mary was born in Tulsa, OK, to Garfield and Jeanetta Johnson. She was reared in the segregated schools in Broken Bow, OK. She furthered her studies at Langston University. She returned home with the intent to raise her oldest daughter as a single mom. Shortly after that, she met the love of her life, Edward Jackson. They were married on October 19, 1974.

Through the years, Mary worked for Weyerhaeuser Companies and Kiamichi Youth Services.  She worked at McCurtain Memorial Hospital as a ward clerk but found her calling as a phlebotomist after transferring to the lab department.

She leaves to cherish her memory, husband Ed, of the home; children, Garnetta (James) Sweet, Courtney Jackson, Corey (Tammy) Jackson, Naji (Ken) Morrow of Minneapolis, MN. Sisters Sweet Othello Jones of Seattle, WA and Corine Pettus of San Francisco, CA. Ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Along with a host of family and friends.

Mary Johnson-Jackson's Service is set for Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church Westside. Interment will follow the services at Williamston Cemetery.

Family visitation will be Friday, October 1, 2021, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

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Mary, we shared a lifetime of friendship. We will miss you dearly. Remember the Dunbar High School days. Mary, RIP until we meet. Ora Hill Swain, Levell Hill, Pearl Hill Hunter, and Leon Hill

To The Family of Our Sis. Mary .....As you walk through this time of loss, may you know that the Lord walks with
you and He will comfort you. From the families of the Late McFalls, The Browns, The Davis, & Aikins.
Robbie Brown Carroll, Helen Davis Cunningham, Wilma Davis Brooks, & Gelestria Robinson Aikins.

Praying you find peace in your love for her and joy in the memories you have of her. Blessings and love.

My love, prayers, and condolences to the Mary Vernell Jackson family. She was a great friend to the entire family of Roxanna Lewis. She was a great schoolmate at Broken Bow Dunbar High School and Langston University. It was always such a joy to see and hear from her. Her parents Mr Garfield & Mrs Jeanetta Johnson were two of my wonderful educators at Dunbar High School. Our hearts are sadden as we grieve with you. Our Love and Prayers as we lift the family up in prayer.

I am truly sorry for your loss. Twice, Mary gave me a ride home from Langston and back. I have always appreciated her kindness.

Mary and I have been friends for many years. Having met our freshman year at Langston.Our families had a great connection starting with our parents. I will truly our weekly phone calls, and frequent visits. This is so difficult. RIH my dear.

I will miss us checking on each other. Our families have been forever connected, since Dunbar High School, Broken Bow. OK.
Farewell, Lavinnie Lewis Moore,
Oklahoma City, Ok

Eddie, I am so sorry for your loss, Mary Vernell will truly be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

I will miss you my childhood friend/sister❣We had some “good ole” times, Broken Bow & Langston(roomie) RIH. LOVE