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1929 Jean 2022

Jean Watts Jackson

September 26, 1929 — December 8, 2022

After a long life of loving family, flowers, books, and her dogs, Jean Carleton Watts Jackson, 93, passed away on December 8, 2022.

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 26, 1929, to Wayland Merle and Bernice Carleton Watts. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Elbert Jackson; her son, Jim Jackson; and her brothers Wayland Watts and Carroll Watts.

She is survived by her children, Meg (Bob) Stovall of Forsyth, Barbie (Danny) Martin of Anderson, SC, and Carl Jackson of Forsyth. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Watts McKinney of Macon, eight grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a graduate of Mary Person High School and Tift College, earning her degree in Business Administration at the age of fifty-six. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Forsyth, serving with Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the JOY Sunday school class and history committee. She is best remembered for her service to the community at the Monroe County Library for seventeen years, starting as a part-time employee and retiring after several years as branch manager. During her years as branch manager, she oversaw the renovation and expansion of the library, acting as liaison between the architects, contractors, and Monroe County Board of Commissioners.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 12, 2022, at 1:30 PM at Monroe County Memorial Chapel in Forsyth. Visitation will be at 12:30 at
the chapel. Interment will follow in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens.  Dr. Hambric Brooks will officiate.

Flowers are optional. Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church of Forsyth. (95 West Morse Street, Forsyth, Georgia 31029)

Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

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Visitation

Monday, December 12, 2022

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Monroe County Memorial Chapel

86 W Main St, Forsyth, GA 31029

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 12, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Monroe County Memorial Chapel

86 W Main St, Forsyth, GA 31029

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