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In Memory of

Mae Jackson

February 20, 1921 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Mae "Frances" Jackson, 94, was called home by God on March 26, 2015 with family by her side in Kirkland, WA.

A proud Texan, Frances was born in the small town of Oakwood on February 20, 1921 to Henry and Carrie Tryon. After graduating from St. Paul Shiloh High School, Frances married and moved to San Antonio, TX where she worked for Kelly Field as the first female riveter. In 1944 she and her family relocated to Seattle, WA where she worked for the Boeing Company and retired after 35 years. She married...

Mae "Frances" Jackson, 94, was called home by God on March 26, 2015 with family by her side in Kirkland, WA.

A proud Texan, Frances was born in the small town of Oakwood on February 20, 1921 to Henry and Carrie Tryon. After graduating from St. Paul Shiloh High School, Frances married and moved to San Antonio, TX where she worked for Kelly Field as the first female riveter. In 1944 she and her family relocated to Seattle, WA where she worked for the Boeing Company and retired after 35 years. She married Samuel Jackson in 1966 and thereafter resided in Renton, WA for the remainder of their lives.

Frances selflessly devoted most of her life and energy to raising and
caring for children, her most honorable endeavor. She was talented and creative; she mastered gardening, sewing and was a culinary genius. Those potato rolls, cakes, and that massive pot of gumbo were something to look forward to on holidays. Frances was also a sports enthusiast. She loved her Seahawks, Saints, Super Sonics and Mariners. If there was a game on, she was watching and screaming at it. She was a very proud woman who was quick-witted, sharp-tongued and iron-willed. When asked to quiet down, she spoke louder. But underneath her tough exterior was a nurturing woman with a heart of gold. She was Royal, a rare gem. She was truly original; she was "real".

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Johnaphra Jones; mother Carrie Carter; husband Samuel Jackson and brother Everett Emanuel.

Survived by her sister, Idelia Tinned of Seattle, children Karen and Jackie; daughter, Barbara Jones of Seattle; two sons, John Jones, Jr. of Renton and Rickey Jones of San Francisco; grandchildren, Kimberly Foster, children Darron, Johnaphra, LaSalle; Francine Brown (Bobby), children Jessica, Dorjan; Randi Bosley-Bellamy (Jay), children Brelynn, Jayden; and Angela Walters-Young (Lawrence), children Doneale, Camyi, Lawrence Jr.; a host of great-great grandchildren; an endeared extended family of step children; and an abundance of friends.


Services will be held on April 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Greenwood Memorial park
350 Monroe Ave. NE
Renton, WA 98056