Martha Blanche Mitchell Jackson

Published 6:07 am Thursday, April 18, 2013

August 4, 1930 –

April 16, 2013

Martha Blanche Mitchell Jackson, 82, of Climax, Ga. passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Memorial Hospital.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Grubbs officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Harold Jackson, Jr., Chris Marchant, Graydon Bobo, Carl Sapp, Ricky Cook, Steve Mitchell, Robby Mitchell, Bobby Mitchell, Marty Mitchell, and Jacky Jackson serving as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be on Thursday, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ivey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jackson was born Aug. 4, 1930 in Attapulgus, the daughter of James A. Mitchell and Winona Lucille Thomas Mitchell. She was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, worked for Jack Winter Industries, and was a lunchroom manager for the Decatur County School System. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Sam McKinney Jackson.

Survivors include her sons, Harold Jackson and his wife, Susan, of Camilla, Ga. and Edwin Jackson and his wife, Melanie, of McDonough, Ga.; her daughters, Beverly Read and her husband, Don, of Lexington Park, Md. and Peggy Taff and her husband, Scott, of Crawfordville, Fla.; her devoted care giver, Runelle Crapp of Attapulgus; her brothers, Jack Mitchell and his wife, Ramona, of Leesburg, Fla., Virgil Mitchell and his wife, Sally, of Florence, S.C., and Charles Mitchell and his wife, Liz, of Spring, Texas; her grandchildren, Chris Marchant, Jennifer Marchant, Harold Jackson, Jr., Kayla Taff, Baylee Taff, and Scott Taff, Jr.; her great-grandchildren, Cadence Marchant, and Spencer Marchant.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge.