Celebrating the life of Maudie B. Jackson
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Her parents instilled in her strong Christian values and independent thinking. She was loving, kind, generous and possessed high morals. The Willis's moved their family to Altus, It is here Maudie attended and graduated from Lincoln High School.
God brought a young man by the name of Shannon Jackson into her life and they were married on March 20, 1944. Many children were nurtured by this couple. She became known to many as Aunt Maudie, Maudie, Maudie B, Sis. Jackson, Ms. Maudie and Mother Jackson. Good Blessed her with many talents and she gave liberally of herself to all who came in contact with her.
Maudie was a very hard worker. She worked for the Mock family as housekeeper for over 30 years and she worked diligently in the church.
Her mom would take her to church and at a very early age she accepted Christ at the Church of God in Christ No. 1 under the leadership of the late Elder Hawkins. Her Christian walk took her to many places. She served faithfully in the church as Church Secretary, Sunday School and YPWW leader, Program Chairperson, a member of the Sewing Circle Auxiliary and Fund-Raiser Committee Leader. She held the position of Mother of the Church for 19 years until her health began to fail her three years ago, then she became Honorary Mother of the Church.
Her quick wit, great sense of humor, love of people and most f all her love and faith in God would carry her throughout her entire life. Because of her love of God, this would enable her to endure the most painful years of her life. As her health began to fail and her husband passed, Maudie B. began to make that transition from this life to eternal life.
On January 7, 1999, God dispatched his angel to gather her into His loving arms. We do not mourn this great event but we rejoice in knowing that she is at peace, sot suffering and is at home with God.
She leaves on this earth to prepare to meet her in heaven--two sisters; Florince Lee and Alma Mae Lindsey of Altus, Oklahoma; two brothers; Connie B. Willis of Wichita, Kansas and Leonard Willis of Altus, Oklahoma; a Goddaughter Maudie Beatrice Norman of Dallas, Texas; a niece who cared for her during her ailing years, Pamela D. Conway of Altus, Oklahoma, other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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