Lola Jackson, 82, of Beaver Mountain, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at her home. She was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Brooken, to Cleo and Ruby Phillips. She grew up around Beaver Mountain and also attended school there.
She married Bill Jackson on April 7, 1956, in Stigler. They made their home in Broken Arrow for 30 years, then in the mid 80s, they moved to Beaver Mountain and made their home.
Lola worked at a variety of jobs besides working at several nursing homes as a CMA. She worked her last five years at Stigler Haskell County Nursing Center, then retired.
Lola loved gardening, canning and cooking. She’d try out new recipes and try them out on her family first. She was all about family. They were a tight knit family. They had family singings the third weekend of each month. Her passion was singing and going to church. No matter how sick she was, she would still sing. She was a member of the Apostolic-Jesus Name Church. She loved her family and adored her grandchildren.
Heaven just received another choir member. She was a sweet Christian woman.
Lola leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, Rickey and Brenda Jackson of Broken Arrow; her daughter, Christine McNeese of Stigler; five grandchildren, Richard, Delana, Billie, Robert Lee and Laura; 12 great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mary, Velva, Connie, Bobbie, Joy, Wonnetta and Phyllis; and two brothers, Charles Phillips and Otis Wayne Phillips.
Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Cleo and Ruby Phillips; her husband of 54 years, Bill Jackson; two brothers, Boyd Phillips and Carl Phillips; a sister, Lillian Ferrell; and a grandson, Melvin Massey.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Sandridge Pentecostal Church with pastors Connie Thornton, Harold Thompson, Charles Phillips and Wayne Phillips officiating.
Pallbearers included Johnny Thornton, Bud Killion, Chester Ray Phillips, Jimmy Taylor, Doug Taylor and Rickey Jackson. Honorary pallbearers included John Paul Thornton and Carl Phillips.
Burial followed in Mountain Home Cemetery under the direction of King & Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.