Doris's Story

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Doris Jean Jackson was born June 06, 1950 in the Navarro County community of Samaria, TX. She was born to the parentage of Earline Jackson and Wilbur Calhoun; however, at the death of her mother, she was reared by her uncle and aunt, Dock and Mollie T. Jackson; and adoptive parents, Georgia and Wesley Melton.

After matriculating through Goodlow Community Schools, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Donald Ray Jackson in 1967. She worked until retirement in Athens, TX, the most rewarding of those years being spent as a personal care attendant to several patients for whom she loved and cared.

She was the loving mother two children: Donna and Rickey.

After moving to Henderson County in the late 1960s, she united with Mount Calvary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. A.C. Toney.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earline and Wilbur; uncle and aunt, Dock and Mollie T; adoptive parents, Georgia and Wesley Melton; and brother, John Ellis Baxter.

She leaves to cherish her memory a faithful companion of 20 years, Rush Reager; children, Donna and Rickey; grandchildren, Christopher, Davetta, Adron, Aaron, Erin, James, Peytience, and Jaiveon; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Kendall, and Kaitlynn; nephews and niece, John Earl, Jeffery, and Tyrone Baxter, and Vernell and Issac Faulk, and Jackie Copeland; friend and special son, Bryan Barker; sisters and brothers, Edward Townsel, Gwen Redic, Paul Redic, Ann Barker, Annette Holmes, Don Redic, and Michael Hanna; life-long friends whom she loved as sisters, Georgia Jackson, Martha Davis, Lorraine Andrews, and Barbara Richardson-Handy; members of the Kiser and Rockmore families; and a host of extended family members, friends, and relatives.

Celebration of Life services will be held at the Mount B.Zion Baptist Church in Kerens, Texas on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Nathaniel Carter officiating. The address for the church is 207 State Highway 309 Kerens, TX 75144.
Published on September 15, 2016
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