Shirley Jean Jackson, 72, of Jackson died March 20, 2010 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 8, 1938. She was a native of Tibbie. She was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a retired office manager for Airgas, Inc. of Jackson.
Survivors include her mother, Eula Maxine Parnell, Pine Hill; her husband, Ward A. Jackson, Jackson; one son, Ward Allen "B.J." (Brenda Manseill) Jackson, Isola, MS; three daughters, Deborah Jean (Kevin) Hicks, Gulfport, MS, Lisa Carol (Randy) Ward, Andalusia, Sherry Renee (Casey) Smith, Thomasville; six brothers, Rayford Parnell, James Skeeter Parnell, Douglas Parnell, all of Thomasville, Leon Parnell, Chilton, Kenneth Parnell, Mobile, Don Parnell, Leroy; four sisters, Sarah Bobbie Holder, Hamphill, TX, Diane Maxine Mullins, Grove Hill, Joyce Elaine Huckabee, Albany, LA, Sheila Lorraine Green, Pine Hill; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Elbert Parnell and a brother, Freeman Parnell.
A visitation is set for Monday, March 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. The service will be Tuesday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Allison officiating. Burial will be in the Sunny South Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilcox County. An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Active pallbearers will be Douglas Parnell, Don Parnell, Rayford Parnell, Kenneth Parnell, Billy Mullins and James Skeeter Parnell.
Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Smith, Randy Ward, Leon Parnell and Grover Allen.