Obituary of Mary Jackson
Mary Alice Carrington Jackson was born to the late Samuel "Buck," and Helen Green Carrington in Cartersville, Virginia on July 7, 1928. She received her education at Cumberland Training School, in Cumberland, Virginia. At an early age she was baptized and joined New Hope Baptist Church, in Cartersville, Virginia. Mary loved and appreciated her church family and enjoyed having them visit her at home and in the hospital. She was also grateful for times of fellowship and communion there as well.
Mary was wedded to the late Harry Jackson, Sr. whom precedes her in death along with her son, Washington "Bubba" Johnson, Jr.
During Mary's lifetime, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to many. Mary was a nurturer to all she encountered, she never met a stranger. While she cared for her father and grandmother, Mary also had various jobs that included, cooking and doing domestic work. Mary enjoyed entertaining family and friends in her home, shopping, cooking, music, gardening, and most of all she loved driving her cars and trading them in for a new ride when she "got good and ready!" Mary had a unique and classy style that could not be touched because that's the "Mary Jane Girl" as we often joked and called her. She took great pride in caring for herself, home, family, friends, and possessions.
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, she departed this life peacefully at her residence in Cartersville, Virginia surrounded by children and grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her legacy, six children, Dyanne Taylor (Mitchell), Deloris Marsh, Harry Jackson, Jr. (Arlene), Rickey Jackson, Carolyn Jackson, and Donna Clarke (Bartholomew); a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Howard Jackson (Rebecca), Cannon McFarley and Alexander Jackson (Mary); one sister-in-law, Audrey Bell; cousins: one devoted cousin, Albert Green, Jr. and friends.
God knows you had to leave us, but you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you, the day he took you home.
To some, you will be forgotten, to others, just a part of the past,
But to us who loved and lost you, your memory will always last.
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