A Celebration of Life for Ms. Wilma Frances Jackson, 77 of Decatur, AL will be 10:30 am Saturday, November 30, 2019 at First Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Robinson eulogist and the Rev. Dylan Woodall officiating. Inhumation will be in Decatur City Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. Public viewing will be Wednesday from 12-6 and Friday from 11-5 at Reynolds Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 5-6 at the funeral home.
Wilma F. Jackson better known as “Frances” departed this life at Decatur Morgan Hospital on Saturday Nov 23, 2019 with her family by her side.
She was born on Nov 23, 1942 in Decatur, Alabama to William F. Jackson, Sr. and Mattie Pearl Birdsong Jackson. She accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of First Missionary Baptist Church. She was a 1960 graduate of Lakeside High School. Upon her graduation, she attended Calhoun Community College until the sound of the typewriter got on her nerves.
For several years, she worked at the Lurleen B. Wallace Center. Her children and grandchildren loved her. Frances had a vivacious personality and always made a memorable impression on people. She enjoyed life, yard work, shopping, quilting, cooking, and joking with family and friends. She was loved for her famous potato salad and banana pudding. She enjoyed decorating, which often meant adding as much furniture and accessories to her home as possible. She had very little patience for what she felt was wrong and was not afraid to voice her opinion.
She is survived by one sister, Elsie Coger and two brothers, Darryl Jackson of Decatur, Georgia and William Frank Jackson Jr. of Decatur, Alabama; four children: Karen Rachell Harris (Anthony) of Decatur, Alabama; Joan Jackson of Decatur, AL, Cheryl Tubbs (Lyndon) of Auburn, Georgia; and Randy Jackson (Leanette) of Decatur, Alabama; eleven grandchildren; Joshua and Paul Jackson of Decatur, Alabama, Cody (Sydney) and Phillip Jackson of Decatur Alabama; Amber, Lyndon- Marshall and Evan Tubbs all of Auburn, Georgia; Rishawn (Carla) and Breanna Jackson of Decatur, Alabama, Chasity Jackson of Montgomery Alabama and Ashley Hagler (Dameon) of Loganville, Georgia; seven great grandchildren: Cziah, Evan, London, Alivia and Jacques, Dameon, Jr, and Jaxon); one sister-in-law, Gladys Smith of Decatur, Alabama; three special friends: Mattie Sutherlin, Versa Prince and Robert Goode; one special first grade teacher, Mrs. Etta Freeman and a host of nieces and nephews.
Her parents Mattie Pearl and William Frank Jackson, Sr., one brother, Curtis L. Smith and one sister, Shirley Jackson Nevett, one grandchild, Roy Davis Jackson, one sister- in-law, Carolyn Jackson and one brother-in-law, Lewis Coger preceded her in death.
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