Mrs. Hazel Estep Jackson 97, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Christian Care Center, Johnson City.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Carden’s Bluff, Hampton, Tenn., and was the daughter of James Wesley and Flossie White Estep. She lived in Johnson City for 42 years before moving to Kingsport, Tenn.
Mrs. Jackson retired from Beaunit Corporation, coning department, Elizabethton, Tenn., after 35 years of service. She loved God, her church, family and hard work. She was a wonderful Christian mother and grandmother. Through her many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness of others, she will be missed. She loved to quilt and cook, and was known for her fish fries and delicious cakes that she shared with others.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of Tri-Cities Gospel Assembly Church, now called Mercy Seat Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James Sherman Jackson, in 1998; two sons, Harvey David Jackson Sr. and Wane Ross Jackson Sr.; a granddaughter, Pamela Sue Jackson; four sisters, Dorris Estep, Madolin Ward, Ora White and Iva Holder; and two brothers, Stanley Estep and Carl Dean “Bill” Estep.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Hamilton; son-in-law, C. Dean Hamilton; daughters-in-law, Frances H. Jackson, Johnson City, and Ruby Jackson, Conway, Ark.; a sister, Joyce Estep Deloach, Southampton, Pa.; and a niece, Joyce Woodby and husband CM Woodby. Six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, Johnson City. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Sunrise Chapel, followed by a committal service at Monte Vista Memorial Park with Mr. George Hall, minister, officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family expresses a special thanks to the State of Tennessee, Douglas Clanton, Attorney, Parke Norris, Dr. Keith Ellis, The Merry Hearts Women’s Group, Sharon Johnson, Linda Hawk and most of all for the prayers. Online condolences may be shared through www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171, is serving the Jackson family.