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OBIT: Mrs. Mary McDonald Jackson

Mrs. Mary McDonald Jackson

Mrs. Mary McDonald Jackson of Cookeville passed away Thursday morning July 11, 2019 at 3:58 a.m. at Cookeville Regional Medical Center where she was admitted late Wednesday evening after becoming seriously ill at her Lee Seminary Road home. Mrs. McDonald was 91.

Graveside services and interment were Saturday morning July 13th at 11 a.m. at the Granville Cemetery with Bro. Wallace Caldwell officiating. Burial was beside her husband.

Born Mary Robinson McDonald in the Dillards Creek Community on October 11, 1927, she was the fourth of seven children and the last surviving child born to the late Edgar Swain McDonald who died at the age of 80 on September 23, 1966 and Maggie D. Lundy McDonald who died at the age of 94 on May 29, 1992.

Siblings preceding her in death were Robbie Key McDonald Hawks who died April 15, 1997 at the age of 76, Syble McDonald Carter who died April 11, 2012 at the age of 88, Linnie McDonald who died March 27, 1942 at the age of 12, Ed Freeman McDonald who died April 6, 2015 at the age of 89, Howard Lundy McDonald who died October 23, 1998 at the age of 69 and by an infant brother who died at birth, Lon McDonald.

In Kentucky on December 25, 1949 she was united in marriage to Holleman Bend Community native, Lewis C. Jackson. He preceded her in death on November 5, 1993 at the age of 69.

Mrs. Jackson was a 1945 graduate of the Baxter Seminary and received her teaching credentials from the former Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (now Tennessee Technological University) and was a former educator.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Chestnut Mound United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her three children, Robbie Jackson Melton and husband Terry D. Melton of Livingston, Jana Jackson Hill of Cookeville and Lewis C. Jackson Jr. of Buffalo Valley; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.