Thelma Jackson

Thelma Jackson

Tuesday August 23rd, 1927 - Tuesday February 16th, 2021
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Mrs. Thelma Parks Jackson, was born the second of nine children, to the late, John and Nina Reese Parks, on August 23, 1927, in Greenville, Georgia. She was educated by the Meriwether County School District.

In May of 1945, Thelma was joined in holy matrimony to the late, Hubert Jackson, Sr. While residing in Meriwether County, Thelma and Hubert welcomed three boys, Hubert, Jr., John Melvin, and Jerome. The Jacksons eventually moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they welcomed their final child, and only girl, Doris Renee'.

Thelma retired from Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute after 20 years of distinguished service. Thelma was a longtime member of New Monumental Baptist Church and an active member of the Verbena Club, Nurses Guild, Deaconess Board, and Usher Board. Mrs. Jackson was also a great baker and an avid watcher of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

As her health deteriorated, Thelma was cared for by her oldest son, and devoted caretaker, Hubert Jackson, Jr. On the morning of February 16, 2021, Ms. Thelma Jackson was reunited with her beloved son, John Melvin.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents and son, John Melvin.

Left to cherish her memories, children, Hubert Jackson, Jr., Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jerome (Ursula) Jackson, Tacoma, Washington, and Doris (Ken) Amos, College Park, Georgia; four siblings, Wade Parks, Chicago, Illinois, Elmira Alford, Greenville, Georgia, Clifford Parks, College Park, Georgia, Juanita Simmons, Chicago, Illinois; eleven grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Public viewing will be held 8:30 AM-12:30 PM at the funeral home, Wednesday, February 24, 2021. A private funeral service will be held. Interment: Lakewood Memory Gardens East.

The funeral service will be broadcast live beginning at 1:00 PM EST, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home. 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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