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Nora G. Davis Jackson

Mrs. Nora Grace Jackson, 93, died Saturday afternoon, April 15, 2017 at her home in rural Jefferson Davis County. Services for Mrs. Jackson were held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Prentiss First Baptist Church, with Pastor Ronald Barnes officiating. Interment was in the Prentiss First Baptist Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jackson was the youngest of seven children born to the late Herbert (Hurd) Davis and the late Melinda Martin of Silver Creek. At a young age, she joined the Spring Hill M.B. Church and remained a member until she moved to Prentiss and united with the Prentiss First Baptist Church, where she served as a faithful usher until her health failed. Mrs. Jackson married the late Clifford Jackson as a young woman and spent much of her life as a widow rearing twelve children with the aid of her mother and sister. In addition to being an outstanding mother, Mrs. Jackson provided for her family by farming as well as working as a domestic engineer and chef at Prentiss Institute Cafeteria. Mrs. Jackson was a faithful member of St. Mary Chapter #65 of Queen Ann Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Mississippi Jurisdiction. As a stern advocate of education, Mrs. Jackson encouraged all twelve of her children to graduate high school and attend college.
Mrs. Jackson’s survivors include her children, Charlene Weaver of Pomona, California, Judy Wilson and Alice J. Valentine, both of Chicago, Ruth Loftin of Mt. Olive, Herbert Jackson of Los Angeles, California, Sherron Jackson of Frankfort, Kentucky, James K. Jackson and Denise J. Batiste, both of Prentiss and Jeffrey Jackson of Nashville, Tennessee; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.