Shirley Jackson

Hamilton County

Shirley Smith Jackson, 70, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a graduate of Howard High School class of 1960. She was also retired from Hamilton County Department of Education.Mrs. Shirley was a faithful member of Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board.She was preceded in death by her parents, James W. and Louise Smith; and sister, Patricia Higgins.Survivors include her husband, James L. Jackson Sr.; children, Anthony Jackson, Atlanta, James Jr., Donna Jackson, Chattanooga, Vanessa (Samuel Sr.) Johnson, Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Anthony and Robert Canion Jr., Omaha, Neb., Euvon (Pandora) Turner, Chicago, Ill., and Yvonne Turner, Antakya, Turkey; James III and Justin Jackson, Chattanooga, Simone Worbington, Chattanooga, Ashley, Christian and Kristen Jackson, Atlanta; sisters, Dorothy Stallion, Detroit, Mich., and Denise Cooper, Chattanooga, Francis Eversley, Atlanta; brother, Herbert Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio; a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Road with Minister Mark Garrett and Pastor Roderick L. Ware officiating.Interment in National Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will receive friends from 68 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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