Mamie McNair Jackson

Published 12:29 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Gray Family Cemetery for Mrs. Mamie McNair Jackson, 97, who died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her residence. Rev. James Dampeer officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements..

Mrs. Mamie Jackson was born to the late Elvatus and Mary Jane Gray McNair in Prentiss. She joined Mt. Carmel M. B. Church at an early age and was a faithful member until her health declined.

She lived a wholesome, dedicated and committed life.

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She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Jackson Jr.; two sisters, Mildred Lockhart and Addie Jackson; two brothers, R. T. McNair, A. D. McNair and Elam McNair.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by four sons, Leroy (Wearlean) Jackson, Dewayne (Etta) Jackson, Edwin Jackson and Clark Jackson all of Prentiss; three special daughters, Getrude Polk-Taylor of Detroit, Michigan; Sharika Jackson of Hattiesburg and Mary L. Griffith of Philadelphia; one sister, Louise Polk; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

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