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Thursday, April 12, 2012

In Memory of Mrs. Ruth Jackson

On behalf of Tupelo Masonic Lodge No. 318 F&AM, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Mrs. Ruth Jackson. Mrs Jackson was the Mother-In-Law of Brother James (J.O.) Roberts. We would like to offer our sympathy and condolences to our brother, his wife, and her entire family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. May God comfort you all during this difficult time and let his presence be known in your lives.

Ruth Jackson

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February 17, 1928 - April 10, 2012


Tupelo - Ruth Smith Jackson, 84, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Coen Green House at Traceway after an extended illness. A Lee County native and longtime resident, she was born February 17, 1928, to Purve Clifton and Florence Beene Smith. She married Sidney Lee Jackson September 7, 1946. She enjoyed gospel music and working jigsaw puzzles but most of all, she loved talking with friends and family. She was a member of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Terry Pierce and her nephew, Bro. Steve Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Plantersville Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Shelia Cooley (Ken) of Iuka, Diane Roberts (James O.) , Pamela Westmoreland and Carol Armstrong (Eddie), all of Tupelo; her sisters, Faye Morton of Tupelo and Lula Holloway of Gatlinburg; eight grandchildren, Ryan Cooley, Amy Dotson (Tim), all of Iuka, Leigh Barnett of Tupelo, Lisa Williams (Jeff) of Pontotoc, Lori Bishop (Chad) of Mooreville, Danielle Webb of Nettleton, Paige Armstrong (Barry) of Oxford, and Lindsey Armstrong (Eric) of Tupelo; nine great-grandchildren, Beth Walker (Brandon), Marley Williams, and Micheal Williams all of Pontotoc, Chris Barnett of Tupelo, Grant Bishop and Allyson Bishop of Mooreville, Will Webb of Nettleton, Lily Hope Cooley and Sawyer Dotson both of Iuka; her brother-in-law, Tommy Jackson (Patsy) of Plantersville; a host of nieces and nephews including a special niece Wanda Smith and nephew, Brad Hattaway.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 38 years, Sidney Lee Jackson who died February 13, 1984; a granddaughter, Pamela Lynn Floyd; eight brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Cooley, Chris Barnett, Jeff Williams, Chad Bishop, Grant Bishop, Brandon Walker, Will Webb and Micheal Williams.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Senior Services, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801; or the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Cir, Jackson MS 39206.


Born: February 17, 1928
Death: April 10, 2012
Place of Death: Coen Green House


Celebration of Life

Friday April 13, 2012, 11 a.m. at The Jefferson Street Chapel
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Thursday April 12, 2012, 5 - 8 p.m. at W. E. Pegues, Tupelo
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Memorial donations may be made to:
United Methodist Senior Services, 2800 W. Main St., Tupelo MS 38801; or the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Cir, Jackson MS 39206


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