OF LIFE FOR
MRS. MATTIE LEE WHIQHAM JACKSON APR ILS, 1913 -- FEBRUARY 16, 2010
"I'VE LIVED MV LIFE,
IT'S IN A BOOK,
YOU CAN LOOK A T MY
CHILDREN AND READ IT.
NOT M ANY CAN S A Y T M A T ." MATTIE L. JACKSON NOVEMBER, 1994
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2010
ADAMS FUNERAL SERVICES CHAPEL
510 STEPHENSON AVENUE
SAVANNAH, <3A 31405
REVEREND JAMES C. HUDSON, SR OFFICIATING
ASSOCIATE MINSTER, ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH
Mattie Lee Whigham Jackson was bom on April 15, 1915 to the late Plezen and Mattie Lee Smith Whigham, in Emanuel County, Georgia.
She completed her formal high school education in Wadley, Georgia. She married the late Fred M. Jackson on January 18, 1937 in Jefferson County, Georgia. They moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1941 where she lived a long and wonderful life. She made her transition on February 16, 2010, at home with her loving family. From this union eight children were born. She was a devoted wife, mother, and dedicated her entire life to rearing, nurturing, and educating her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was well respected for her commitment to the Tatemville Community.
She was preceded in death by her husband and three children: Gwendolyn J. McMillan, Louise J. White and Fred E. Jackson.
She leaves to cherish her fond memories, Daughters: Mattie F. Jackson (Alfred) Gray of Greenville, SC., Dazola Jackson Belle and Cynthia Jackson Formey of Savannah, GA, Sons: John A. Jackson, Forest Park, GA and Cyrus J. Jackson (Brenda) of Fayetteville, GA; Grandchildren: John Wesley, IV and Sonya McMillan, Jeffery and Brian Gray, Katrina B. (Juan) Aponte, Jonise and Kamaria Jackson, Khadija and Akiya Jackson, Turkesha Mclvy, Dionne and Christopher Formey; Great Grandchildren: John Wesley, V, Jordie and Jarvis McMillan, Maite and Christiana Aponte, Kamden Tift, Brian and Billy Whitfield and Mario Mclvy. She leaves six siblings: Ola Mae W. Curtis, Raybun (Blanche) Whigham of Augusta, GA, Beatrice W. W. Shareef, Hubert Whigham of Atlanta, GA, Annetta W. Wright of Conyers, GA and Gladys W. (Gardner) Hobbs of Wrens, GA.
ORDER OF WORSHIP JONETTA C. PRATER,, PRESIDING
P A S T O R ST. P E T E R S A ME C H U R C H
ORGAN PRELUDE PROCESSIONAL
`Amazing Grace" Adams Organist
SCRIPTURE READING OLD TESTAMENT ECCLESIATES L4-9 NEW TESTAMENT
"How Great Thou Art" Adams Choir
OBITUARY READ SILENTLY
"Wind Beneath My Wings" Adams Organist
`Precious Lord" Adams Choir
Reverend James C. Hudson, Sr. Associate Minister, St. John Baptist Church
"When the Saints go Marching In" Adams Organist
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:6-7
Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
.John McMillan Brian Gray
Jeffery Gray Christopher Fortney
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Raybun Whigham Hubert Whigham
J. A1 Gray
Friends & Family
The family of Mattie Lee Whigham Jackson wishes to express our sincere appreciation for all the acts of kindness, love, prayer, and support expressed during this period of bereavement. May God continue to bless each of you.
Final arrangements entrusted to
510 Stephenson Avenue Savannah, GA 31405
E. Bruce Adams-Owner Amari Adams-Owner
Alfred L. Mullice-General Manager