Elizabeth Joann Jackson grew up in Petersburg, Texas. The greatest day of her life was her marriage to the love of her life, the late J.V. (Bub) Jackson, who called her “Menard”. A widow for many years, she had a special relationship with God, her Lord and Savior.
She graduated from Sam Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, graduating Cum Laude. Her career was in accounting as she loved problem-solving with numbers.
Independent and stubborn, Elizabeth never liked asking for help, but it served her constant drive to make her life better in every aspect and to passionately care for her family. She was always helping others in any way she could, never expecting or asking for anything in return.
Joann loved to travel and did it often! Her last trip was with Sharla to South Carolina, where many memories were made, but she always enjoyed her annual trips to Santa Fe, New Mexico. She especially loved taking her grandson, Brayden, on her road trips. They traveled many miles together and got into a lot of mischief, so they shared a secret pact not to share everything that happened during their trips! She had an enormous collection of salt and pepper shakers, passed down from the Fickner family or collected during her travels.
The most important lessons she taught others were to live life to the fullest, push forward, make tomorrow better than today, and never have regrets. She will be remembered for saying, “Not my monkey, not my circus” and “This, too, shall pass”.
Sharla Albright would send inspirational text messages, never missing a day since Joann’s cancer diagnosis. Joann looked forward to the daily messages; it meant the world to her!
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.V. “Bub” Jackson; her parents, Roy and Mary Davis; and her sister, Susie Veretto.
Joann is survived by her daughters, Marina Jackson and Glenda Jackson; grandson, Brayden Jackson; and siblings, Celia Railey and Roy Davis.
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