Mary was the daughter of Mattie Lee Hudson Jackson and Elijah Caudie Jackson. She was educated in the Houston County School System.
Survivors: Mother: Mattie L. Jackson. 3 Sisters: Lucille Whitehurst(Willie James), Emma Sumpter(Rev Joe L.) and Dianne Jolly. 3 Brothers: Calvin Jackson(Shirley), Luther Jackson(Dantie) and Carlton Jackson.