Obit: Frances Jackson

Obit: Frances Jackson

October 16th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Georgia

FLINTSTONE Frances Westbrook Jackson, 91, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, of natural causes.She was born to Marion Frank and Ethel Olalee Westbrook on Sept. 24, 1922.Mrs. Jackson was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and inspirational matriarch to the Jackson family. For many years, she was a dedicated member of Rossville First Baptist Church where she lovingly taught many childrens Sunday school classes and Vacation Bible School. Mrs. Jackson was also a member of the choir and served as a volunteer for the food bank. In later years she was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church.Always civic minded, she served as president of the John Ross House Association. She was active in Chattanooga Sister Cities with her husband and traveled extensively.Other than her parents, Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Lea Jackson; brother, Thayer Westbrook; and sister, Janelle Westbrook Harp.After the death of their daughter Mrs. Jackson became a licensed practical nurse and enjoyed a fulfilling number of years at Memorial Hospital and Oak Manor Nursing Home.Survivors include her husband of 72 years, William Hugh Jackson; son, Robert Preston (Lynda) Jackson; daughter, Andrea Eyleen (Dr. Alex) Mitchell; grandchildren, Gregory Bryan Jackson, Douglas Clark (Elizabeth) Jackson, Andrea Lea (Cole) Thomason, Marian Elizabeth (Doug) Page, Benjamin Westbrook Jackson; great-grandchildren, Hannah Jackson, Emma Jackson, Nikolaus Jackson, John Jackson, William Page, Katherine Thomason, Sophia Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Thomason.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. David Tullock officiating. Burial to follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.Special appreciation is extended to Dr. Siobhan Duff, the staff of the Terrace at Mt. Creek and Hospice of Chattanooga.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or to a favorite charity.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.