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Rosemary Jackson

Rosemary Jackson

Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:54 am

The Messenger, January 25, 2012
Rosemary Jackson, 85, a resident of Union City died Jan. 24, 2012, at Union City Manor.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Duncan, Brian Hughes, Henry Inmon, Royce Morgan, Jerry Cole and Heath Duncan.
Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 this evening.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
She was born in the Harris Station community in Obion County May 6, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph Orbin and Mary Ellen Maranda (Parker) Lusk Smith. She married William Freeman Jackson of Rives May 29, 1948. He died Nov. 16, 1998.
She had been a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City since it was established in 1951. She had been a Cub Scout assistant den mother for a year and a den mother for three years. She was an assistant leader for two years with the Girl Scouts. She was known for her love of children and antiques and enjoyed going to yard sales, not only for a bargain, but to talk to everyone.
For several years, she was a guard at the Obion County Museum when it was located at the fairgrounds during the Obion County Fair. For many years, she entered antiques in the fair and won many ribbons and prizes.
She had been employed for a few years each at the former Brown Shoe Co., the former Salant & Salant and a local antiques shop.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James Robert and Jean Jackson of Union City; her daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” Gray of Union City; three granddaughters and their spouses, Amy Jean (Jackson) and Scott W. Duncan and Rebecca Rose Gray, all of Union City, and Laura Elizabeth (Gray) and R. Keith Conner of Troy; her great-grandson, Tyler Scott Duncan of Union City; her sister, Elois Walker of Stafford, Texas; her sister-in-law, Virginia Smith of Union City; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Lela Fullerton; two brothers, Ursel Smith and Odis Smith; her half brother, Lowell Lusk; and her son-in-law, Michael G. Gray.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.

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