The Edmond Sun


March 28, 2013

Shirley Jean Jackson

EDMOND —     Shirley Jean Jackson, 74, of Edmond, Okla., passed away March 24, 2013.  She was born September 9, 1938 in Guthrie, Okla., to Matthew and Hattie Roberts.

    She loved the Lord and it was fitting that she left to be with him early Sunday morning.  She enjoyed reading the bible, being a church worker and singing with her grandchildren. She loved her family of sisters and brothers.

    After being courted, she married Guthrie native, Johnnie B. Jackson in 1959 and two years later they were blessed with daughter Delisa. Five years later, the new family of three moved to California, to start a new career as a premium technician. In the following years her daughter married Ron Walker, New York, and she was happy to welcome three grandchildren, Angel, Breeana and Julian.

    Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years; her granddaughter Breeana Raymond; and her brothers, MC Stevenson, Fred Roberts and Roger Roberts.

    She is survived by her twin brother, Sherman Roberts of Los Angeles, Calif., her sisters, Carlene Maddox and Laura Roberts both of Los Angeles, Reesa Dewberry of Kansas City, Mo., and Catherine Jordan of Edmond, and sister-in-law Ruby-Lee Bohanan.

    Shirley will be cherished and remembered for abundant wisdom and motherly wit she freely imparted to family and friends, for her fearlessness and above all, her love for God.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. April 2, at the Grant Street Church of Christ in Guthrie, Okla., with interment to follow at Rosenwald Community Cemetery in Guthrie.

Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.

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