Nora G. Davis Jackson

Published 10:59 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Prentiss First Baptist Church for Mrs. Nora Grace Jackson, 93. Pastor Ronald Barnes officiated. Burial was in the Prentiss First Baptist Church cemetery. Laird Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jackson died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at her home in rural Jefferson Davis County.

Mrs. Jackson was the youngest of seven children born to the late Herbert (Hurd) Davis and the late Melinda Martin of Silver Creek. At a young age she joined the Spring Hill M.B. Church and remained a member until she moved to Prentiss and united with the Prentiss First Baptist Church where she served until her health failed as a faithful usher.

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Mrs. Jackson married the late Clifford Jackson as a young woman and spent much of her life as a widow rearing 12 children with the aid of her mother and sister. In addition to being an outstanding mother, Mrs. Jackson provided for her family by farming as well as working as a domestic engineer and chef at Prentiss Institute Cafeteria. Mrs. Jackson was a faithful member of St. Mary Chapter #65 of Queen Ann Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star Mississippi jurisdiction. As a stern advocate of education, Mrs. Jackson encouraged all 12 of her children to graduate high school and attend college.

Mrs. Jackson’s survivors include her children: Charlene (Theodis) Weaver of Pomona, California, Judy Wilson, Alice J. Valentine, both of Chicago, Illinois, Ruth (Paul) Loftin of Mt. Olive, Herbert (Monique) Jackson of Los Angeles, California, Sherron (Daphne) Jackson of Frankfor, Kentucky, James K. Jackson, Denise J. Batiste, both of Prentiss and Jeffrey M. (Regina) Jackson of Nashville, Tennessee; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.