Mary A. Jackson frmd
Mary Arrington Jackson
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 11, 1930
  • Date of passing: Mar 1, 2015
Let the memory of Mary be with us forever

Mrs. Mary A. Jackson, an only child, was born April 11, 1930 to William Arrington, Montgomery, AL and Mrs. Georgia Jackson Arrington, originally from Comer, AL.

Funeral Service
Friday March 6th 2015
11:00 AM
First Missionary Baptist Church
106 Holcombe Ave.
Union Springs, AL.

Rev. Gary Lewis Pastor officiating.
Interment: Mason Cemetery 

 Final Services Entrusted to Carter Funeral Home in Union Springs AL. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by joann clark on 18th March 2015

"To Bennie J.,Van,& Bonnie my condolences to all of you on behalf of my dear friend Mary A. Jackson. My family and I loved her and all of you and she will be missed by us all. I thank God for each memory we have to share of a great solider,woman of God who taught,loved,shared and showed a excellent spirit which God requires from us all."

This tribute was added by syvility broaden on 9th March 2015

"Uncle Hook and Family: The strength of faith; the power of prayer; the promise of heaven - through God all things are possible ... all hurts are healed.
Alexis: The very one who rocked you in the beginning needed you most in the end ... You were there with your tender heart and your steadfast loyalty, doing the right thing exactly the way Aunt Mary would have hoped, exactly the way she taught you to do.  What a beautiful tribute to your mother/grandmother and my aunt. We will all miss her!  With loving thoughts, Syvility Ellis Broaden  (Jacksonville, Florida)"

This tribute was added by Jacquelyn Lee Dunwoody on 6th March 2015

"My deepest sympathy to the family and love ones of May-Ree.  My prayers and thoughts are with you during your time of bereavement. Many of us who knew her our entire lives, know the void that her passing creates.  I personally have very fond memories of that sweet gentle smile and kind words she always had for me.  May God grant you peace and comfort,. Van I pray God give you strength to carry on as  she will forever be alive in your heart and in your memories."

This tribute was added by MaeDean Jordan on 6th March 2015

"My condolences to the family of Mary Jackson, She was a special lady who always had a smile and a good word.  She will be greatly missed, but know she is at home, in a better place."

This tribute was added by Sharon G Johnson on 6th March 2015

"My deepest condolences to the family. My mother the late Earline Graves Johnson and May-Ree were great friends and cousins. I am so sorry I missed the funeral. I just found out this morning. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to contact me. Growing up as a child, she was such a wonderful person and she will truly be missed."

This tribute was added by Salletta Huffman on 6th March 2015

"Please accept our deepest condolences. She was such a sweet lady that always shared a smile.  

God Bless you all!
Larry and Michelle Huffman"

This tribute was added by Willie Darby on 6th March 2015

"Please accepts the condolences of the entire Tuskegee Alumni family on the lost of Mrs. Jackson. Tuskegee has lost one of its strong, proud  daughters.  Mrs. Jackson will always live on in  in the lives of the many she has touched.
Our thoughts  and prayers are with you.

We wish  you STRENGTH to face the days ahead and
loving memories to forever hold in your HEART.

Walter Wortham,  TNAA President
Willie L. Darby, Ph.D. TNAA Chaplain"

This tribute was added by Bettye Williams on 6th March 2015

"To my Uncle Hook and Family, my thoughts and concerns are from the heart.  No one can experience this sadness as you do.  For your feelings are unique and very personal to you.  Just know how much you're cared for by me, and by all of us who are thinking of you.
Keeping you close in my thought.  Your Fravorite Neice Bettye."

This tribute was added by Susie Smith on 5th March 2015

"Mary "May-Ree", was a Special Friend to the Goodwin, Penn and Smith Families. My deceased Mother - Larcenia Penn Goodwin was very Fond of May-Ree and thus was My introduction to May-Ree. May-Ree was a Special Person who shared, enlighten, motivated, loved, gave, encouraged, inspired, cheered, helped, provided, protected, ministered, mentored, cherished and admired others. She will be Missed. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. May Peace abide with the Family Today and Everyday. Praise be to God.
Susie Goodwin Smith and Joseph (Buck) Smith - Alexandria, VA"

This tribute was added by Sam Kindred on 5th March 2015

"For the family of Mrs. Mary Jackson,

I am sorry I could not be there with you to celebrate the life and legacy of such a great lady.
So instead, I would first like to extend my condolences to the family on the passing of your loved one. I know you are still hurting and mourning Mrs. Jackson passing and that is OK. However, take comfort in knowing what a great person she was to so many kids in Bullock County in general, and in my case specifically, my homeroom teacher at Perote High School. She showed so many of us, and I in particularly, that you did not have to let your environment determine who you are, or who you could become.
She was a compassionate mentor who truly cared and yet showed tough love when you did not live up to HER expectations or YOUR potential.
Even today, some 50 plus years later, when the conversation turns to teachers and what is "wrong" with teachers, I always use as my reference Mrs. Jackson (Pickett) as the standard bearer. There will never be a better representative for educational excellence than this great lady!
My two final thoughts are:
1. She made a difference; and
2. She left this place in much better shape than it was when she arrived.
And that is all you can ask of anyone. Well done!

May God bless you all,

Samuel L. Kindred
Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Westerville, Ohio

P.S. Maybe we can start a campaign to remove the Bird Dog and replace it with a true representative of Union Springs. Just Saying, Mr. Mayor!"

This tribute was added by Marian Bentford on 5th March 2015

"My deep condolences to the Arrington, Jackson family. Like many others who have commented or will comment on Mrs. Jackson. I have known May-Ree  for a very long. Growing up in Unions Springs with the family just around the corner from my parents house was a very pleasant experience. We will miss her and wish that Van, her son,and our playmate know that my Brother and Sisters send their love.
Marian Bentford"

This tribute was added by Debra Hall on 5th March 2015

"Mrs Jackson was such a lovely lady. I will miss her beautiful smile. Although I only knew her for a short time, she always made me feel as if I had known her my entire lifelife.
Rest in eternal peace.
Debra Hall"

This tribute was added by Janice Steele on 4th March 2015

"I was Educated in the Bullock County School System, ,I remember Mrs. Jackson from years ago, a beautiful Lady, she took a genuine interest in the Students getting a good Education.
God Bless the Family.

This tribute was added by Sharnae Stewart on 4th March 2015

"My condolences go out to the family and friends!  Though I didn't know Mrs. Jackson personally, I can tell from the beautiful story of her life that she was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her.  Death is never an easy thing to cope with and the feelings of pain and grief can at times seem unbearable.  I wanted to share with you a thought that helped bring me comfort when I felt the sting of death in my family.  God eagerly yearns to bring the dead back to life.  John 5:28, 29 tells us that "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."  He also promises at Revelation 21:4 that "death will be no more".  Yes, take comfort that not only does God yearn to bring the dead back to life, He also yearns to do away with death forever!  If you would like to read more comforting thoughts found in the Bible, please visit  May the fond memories of Mrs. Jackson bring you comfort."

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