Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Annie Mae (Ann) Cooper Jackson

Visitation Friday, August 17, 2018 -1:00p.m.-7:00pm- Smith Funeral Home. Wake Services- 6:00 p.m. -7:00p.m.-Smith Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Saturday, August 18, 2018-11:00 a.m. at Greater New Antioch Baptist Church, 301 Sherrouse Avenue, Monroe, La. 71203 Rev. John L. Russell II – Officiant

Obituary reads as follows

“I am pulled in two directions. I want very much to leave this life and be with Christ, which is a far better thing.” Philippians 1:23

“Take Me Home!”

“Even so Lord Jesus!” Revelations 22:20

We watched as the Lord did come and took Annie M Jackson home. On August 05, 2018, in a quiet and peaceful transition.

Sister Jackson was born December 25, 1926, to the late Cleveland and Rosie Dawkins Cooper in Monroe, Louisiana. She was the oldest daughter to this union. Her three siblings preceded her in death. George Cooper, Herbert cooper, and Earlean Cooper Bass.

She received her early education in the public school system in Ouachita Parish where she grew up. Annie accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age at the Mt Horeb Baptist Church.

She married the late Deacon Millard F. Jackson, SR. and to this union six children were added. She moved her membership to the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with her husband. Sister Jackson later became a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Monroe, Louisiana. She served as a member of the senior Choir. She was remembered for her singing her lead song, “I Thank You Jesus.”

Her life work was serving faithfully in the medical field under Drs. McHenry and Jarrell for many years as assistant nurse. There she impacted many lives.

In ________ she united with New Antioch Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor John Russell, SR. She became a Mother of the church and remained until her death. She loved her Pastor Russells and built a trusty relationship with the family.

May God sustain and strengthen her family and friends in their loss. Wherefore comfort one another with her memories. When we come to the end of this earthly life with Christian hope, we must prepare for it while it is yet day.

Sister Annie leaves to cherish her loving memories, one son, Millard F. Jackson JR. ,Dallas, Texas, daughters, Rosie J Lewis, Verlena J. Wimberly (James), Monroe, Louisiana, Vivian Wilson, Ilano, Louisiana. One cousin, Jeff Stirgus, New Orleans, Louisiana. Fifteen grandchildren: Everett, Tedrick, Dawn, Stephanie, Willie, Jr., Emerick, Angela, Khalil, Jamal, Jasmin, Maxwell, Kimberly. Carmen, JeShaun, Larrenski. Twenty-nine grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren.

Sheila Jackson and Anna Jackson, daughters-in-law. Two children preceded her in death, Edward Jackson and Barbara J. West. A host of family and friends.