|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1919|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2008|
Daughter of Isaac Lafayette Self and Rebecca Caroline Cook.
Wife of Jesse Woodrow Jackson.
Mother of Randall Wayne Jackson, Jennifer Sue Jackson, and Deborah Carolyn Jackson Teague Witt Hale.
Sister of Thomas Lafayette Self, David Franklin Self, and Mittie Bell Self.
Velma Lucille (Self) Jackson
JACKSON, Velma Lucille Self, 89, Mabank, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 in an Athens hospital.
Mrs. Jackson was born in the Walnut Grove community near Bullard, Smith County, on June 18, 1919, to Isaac Lafayette and Rebecca Caroline Cook Self.
She married Jesse Woodrow Jackson on July 14, 1946, in Orange.
Mrs. Jackson attended North Texas State Teacher's College (now The University of North Texas) and earned a BA in English in 1941. She received a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Sam Houston State Teacher's College (now Sam Houston State University) in 1955, and pursued post-graduate study at the University of Houston.
Mrs. Jackson devoted over 36 years of her life to educating the schoolchildren of Texas, both as an English teacher and a high school guidance counselor, primarily in East Texas and in the Houston area. She was a graduate of Whitehouse High School, and taught in both Omen and Whitehouse. She was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, as well as Kappa Delta Pi. She held an honorary life membership in the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers, and was also a Licensed Professional Counselor. She had been a member of Lakeview Assembly of God Church since moving to the Cedar Creek Lake area upon her retirement in 1982. She started the Hostess organization there, and along with her good friend, Howard McDaniel, founded the Golden Agers group for senior citizens at Lakeview.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Woodrow Jackson, in 1976; her father, Isaac Lafayette Self, in 1932; her mother, Rebecca Caroline Cook Self, in 1974; brothers, David Franklin Self in 1960 and Thomas Lafayette Self in 1967; and sister, Mittie Bell Self, in 1918.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by her three children, Randall Jackson of Thornton, Colo., Jennifer Jackson of Mabank, and daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Phillip Hale, Gun Barrel City; four grandchildren, Jamie Jackson Huseas and husband Tom of Golden, Colo., Sarah Teague of Euless, Brian Jackson of Bend, Ore., and Lauren Witt of Gun Barrel City.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home, Kemp. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Assembly of God Church in Seven Points with Rev. Don Bell officiating. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. in the Salty Community at Salty Cemetery, in central Texas, near Thorndale, with Rev. Clyde Poldrack officiating.
Maintained by: Jennifer Jackson
Originally Created by: Sue Kyser
Record added: Dec 26, 2008
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