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Viola Bernard Jackson
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary
Viola Bernard Jackson peacefully departed this earthly life after over one hundred wonderful years on Monday, June 16, 2008, at the Edgewater Retirement Center.
It was on November 11, 1907, in St. Martinsville, LA, a baby girl was born to Joseph and Agustine Bernard. Reared on a plantation called Coto, she was the youngest of twelve children. In 1928, she moved to Galveston where she met and married the late Edward Jackson on July 16, 1928. She united with the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and later moved her membership to the Mt Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. A.D. Hendon. A faithfully and dutiful member, she sang in Choir #2, was a member of the Mission Society, Charity Committee and the Mother’s Board. She also was a member of the Pride of the South- Heroines of Jericho. Mrs. Jackson was known as the “Tea Cake Lady”, because she loved to bake tea cakes and cookies and distributed them in the neighborhood.
She is survived by one nephew, Bobby Bernard, Sr.; sister in law, Marjorie Bernard; great niece and nephews, Dimesha Miles; Bobby, Jr. and Travain Bernard and her Mt Olive Church Family. She will also be missed by her very close personal friends, Leonia Noah; Dorothy Burkes; Jewell Hubbard, and Evelyn Archie; her prayer partners.
Visitation will begin at 10 AM on Friday, June 20, 2008, followed by a service celebrating her life at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt Olive Baptist Church with Pastor Norris D. Burkley, Sr. officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery.
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