Lou Doris Jackson, age 94, died peaceable in her sleep on Monday, April 29, 2019 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, she is preceded in death by her late husband Leroy Jackson, Sr. and four children. She was born on May 4, 1924 to the late Ruth and Boisey James Bristow, Sr. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and her parents moved the family to McBee and from there to Hartsville South Carolina. She was educated in Darlington County Public school. She was married to the late Leroy Jackson Sr., and from this union eight children were born. She was a member of Centerville A.ME. Church where she worked faithfully and served as President of the Usher Board, she organized the Helping Hand Club, she was the President of the Missionary Society, she worked with Centerville A.M.E. Lay Organization, and she sung on the gospel choir, she was the President of the Pastor’s Aid, and she worked on the kitchen committee.
She was an active member in her community and she visited the sick in their homes as well as visited nursing homes. Helping people was one of her greatest joy. She also found joy working in her garden, and she loved working in her yard because there she could embrace time with her savior. She was well known for a variety of netting and crocheting and embordering as well as sewing. Although she did not go to school for cosmetology, she found herself elected whenever she would do hair for her granddaughter and neighborhood friends. She worked at Fifth Street Cleaners for thirty plus years before retiring. Our mother was an extraordinary woman as well as an incredible cook. She enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially during the holidays. She was a very giving and loving person; she had a quiet spirit and a heart as big as Texas. She believed in helping all who came her way; family and those who knew her best were her passion and delight. She loved her family dearly, but most importantly she loved her heavenly Father the greatest; there was no greater love than the love our mother had for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Cherishing her memory are her four daughters, Cathleen (Franklin) Wilson, Mary Dixon, Trenia (Larry) Ings, and Deborah Jackson, two sisters, Mrs. Pinkie Lighty and Vivian Moore all are from Hartsville, SC. Also surviving her; one sister-in-law, Beulah Jackson of Hartsville, SC, a very special niece, Fontessa Moore from Wisconsin Milwaukie, two adopted daughters, Mrs. Lucretia Wilson, Mrs. Ronnie Frazier, and two very special close friends of the family, Cecil Thomas and Lillie Mae Thomas, all are from Hartsville, SC, and a special friend Kim Cordelle from Bishopville, SC. Mrs. Jackson leaves 11 grandchildren, 20 great grands, 8 great, great grands, and one great, great, great grand and many other close relatives and friends.