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Etta Beatrice Jackson

Etta Beatrice Jackson

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Mrs. Etta Beatrice McNair Jackson, 66, who died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at her residence.  Rev. Ozell White officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Etta Jackson affectionately known as “Sweetie” was born to the late Mose and L. C. McNair in Prentiss. She attended Prentiss High School and continued her education at Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education.

Mrs. Jackson joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until death.  She married Dewayne Jackson and to this union, five children were born.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Willie L. McNair, Mose E. McNair, Lee V. McNair, Charlie L. McNair and Lee H. McNair.

She is survived by her husband, Dewayne Jackson of Prentiss; six children; Keshia McNair, LaToya McNair, Jasmine Jackson, Tinea Jackson all of Prentiss, and Roshana McNair of Hattiesburg; two sisters, Pearl Johnson of Buffalo, New York and Etta Lott of Gulfport; one brother, Ben McNair of Prentiss; one aunt, Dorothy Polk of Bassfield; four grandchildren; special friend, Eliza Stuart-Johnson of Macon and many other relatives and friends.