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Evelyn Deaver Jackson
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Evelyn Deaver Jackson, 97, of Oak Ridge, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Methodist Medical Center. She was an amazing soul, you could say, she never met a stranger. Her main focus in life was taking care of her family and sharing and witnessing the gospel to everyone she met.
Mrs. Jackson was born in McCall, SC on April 11, 1920, the daughter of John William Deaver and Estella Bullard Deaver.
After marrying Woodrow Jackson Sr., they moved with their three sons to Oak Ridge in 1953, and became members of Central Baptist Church in 1954. She later moved her membership to Fairview Baptist Church and later came back to Central. She was a Sunday school teacher and Youth Director.
She was a stay at home mom taking care of her family. She enjoyed vacations with family, reading, QVC, and gospel music, along with God’s word. She loved talking and witnessing to people, sharing her life and God’s word.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Woodrow Jackson Sr; sister, Vivian Adams; sons, Woodrow Jackson Jr., and William David Jackson.
She is survived by son, John Russell Jackson and wife Wanda and their daughter Wendy Jackson;
daughter-in-law, Joyce Oxford Jackson and her children, Kim Bennett and husband Pete and their children, Josh, Kara and son Nathan and Anna; Gaye Hembree and husband Jason;
several nieces and nephews, including Kay Adams, Penny Cox, Ann Austin, Alexa Schlimmer, Dennis Adams, Vicki Morton and Jackie Roberts.
Family and friends will meet for a graveside service on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2pm at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Rev. Glenn Ellis will officiate. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Thursday

26

Oct

2:00 PM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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130 Providence Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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