Genevieve Sallee JacksonPocahontas, AR, 1914 - 2014
Genevieve Sallee Jackson, 99, passed away July 2, 2014. She was born in Pocahontas to Ray E. And Maude Robinson Sallee August 29, 1914. She attended high school at Ward Belmont in Nashville, Tenn., after which she chose Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Miss., then attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. At Current River Beach during the summer break from college, she met handsome Dick Jackson of Paragould who won her heart and convinced her to marry him in 1936. For the next 74 years until his death in 2011, he considered her to be his perfect sweerheart.
Genevieve was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church of Pocahontas, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and a charter member of Chapter AR of P.E.O. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. As the mother of four children, she was kept busy getting boys to baseball and football games, having cheerleader and majorette costumes made, supervising cub scout and Girl Scout activities, as well as driving carloads of kids all over Randolph County. This continues when her grandchildren came along. She was a devoted, involved mother and grandmother to each of us.
Genevieve was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge. She will be remembered for her gentle, gracious sprit, her positive attitude, her remarkable wisdom, and her intense love of her family. "Gee Gee" as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, was fortunate to have had a long and happy life filled with wonderful good times with her family and her friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. "Dick" Jackson and her only brother, Raymond E. Sallee Jr., who was killed in WWII. Survivors include two sons, John and wife Mary Jackson, Raymond and wife Ginger Jackson all of Pocahontas, two daughters, Sue and husband Danny Gibson of Walnut Ridge, Lucy and husband Steve Jordan of Searcy. She was also survived by seven grandchildren: Caroline (David) Morgan of Conway, Laura (Blake) Whitley of Hot Springs, Elizabeth (Wade) Williams of Fayetteville, Jeff (Allison) Hatfield, Emily Jordan (Grant) Cox and Alice Ann Jordan all of Little Rock and Genny (Porter) Montgomery of Dallas. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive: Clair and Paige Whitley, Matthew, Jackson and Henry Cole, Jessica and John David Morgan, Meredith and Garret Hatfield, John and Charlie Montgomery, and George Cox in addition to three step-grandchildren and 10 step-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her life long friend and cousin Jean Olvey.
The family would like to thank Maxine Richardson, Debbie Stiemel, Mae Tripplett, Joann Redwind, Cassie Kimble, Amanda Kerely, and Gladie Biddle whose extraordinary care and loving devotion made a real difference in their mother's later years and who each became like members of the family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. a McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rocky Starnes and Dr. Ben Jordan officiating. Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. before the service. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 400 Thomasville, Pocahontas, Ark.
Published July 4, 2014