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Emma Jackson

Monday, March 5, 2007

MATTHEWS -- Emma C. Jackson, 75, died March 4, 2007, at her home.

Born June 4, 1931, in Beech Bluff, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Ophelia Johnson Armstrong, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County and was a member of Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church.

On Nov. 21, 1950, she married John D. Jackson who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Joe Lynn Jackson of Matthews and John Daniel and Marcia Jackson Jr. of East Prairie; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen Gail and Neil Book of Rolla; one brother and sister-in-

law, Thomas "Bud" and Bonnie Armstrong of Matthews; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ruth and Hugh Dickinson of Bardwell, Ky., Nancy Keene of Wisner, La., Judy Carden of Wetumpka, Ala., and Joyce and Clyde Boyles of Festus; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

One son, Danny Lee Jackson; and one brother, Billy Eugene Armstrong, preceded her in death.

Visitation is at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Tom McCanless will officiate. Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Richie Dickinson, Michael Armstrong, Wade Carden, Chris Jackson, Daniel Jackson, Alex Book and Doug Hackney.