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1942 Marjorie 2016

Marjorie Lee Jackson

March 29, 1942 — November 23, 2016

Marjorie Lee Jackson, 74, of Guyton, GA passed away the evening of Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in her southern home that she tended and loved. She was born March 29, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA to Harvey H. Evans Sr. and Ela Evans.

Visitation will be held at Riggs Funeral Home, Guyton, Georgia on Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00-2:00pm with funeral to follow in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be held in the Guyton Cemetery. Floral Arrangements handled by Joann's Florist of Springfield.

Marjorie was known to friends and family as "Margie" and earlier as a young girl as "Little Margie". Margie spent her early years growing up in Los Angeles, CA where she met husband, Quitman D. Jackson (Dale), her husband of 54 years while he was serving in the US Navy. Married in 1959, they both yearned for the tranquility of the South and in 1977, they found their own lifelong dream home, much like the historic houses she loved and researched, in Guyton, GA. She spent her life as a wonderful wife and amazing mother to 3 children, whom she devoted her creative talents to teach them everything she knew. She tended and loved her life in Guyton for nearly 40 years.

An avid believer in historic preservation, she was a member of the Guyton Historic Society in the early years and loved to invite folks in for the Annual Tour of Homes, dressed in her Southern Belle finery. She was an artist that saw the importance of music and visual beauty and a refined decorator in her home for each season. She loved to learn about travel through study and reading and mastered her skills of creating international meals to bring to her family table. She would often come back to her country roots cooking up her world renowned (according to her children) Sunday fried chicken dinners with skillet fried potatoes & okra and corn bread along with the sweetest tea you ever had the pleasure to enjoy.

Margie painted, drew portraits, made her kid's clothes, sang and played the piano. Her favorite time was Christmas, when she would decorate every room in varying themes of the holiday, including several Christmas trees. She was once featured in Southern Living Magazine and was so proud of the distinguished honor. She was an incredible gardener and grew hundreds of varieties of flowers in her yard in Guyton including Japanese and English gardens, which her husband built for her to tend.

After years as a homemaker, once the children left the nest, she worked for many years at Thompson's IGA, enjoying the socializing on a daily basis. She was loved by many customers and had many stories to tell from her time there.

All who knew her thought of her as a fiery, outspoken and independent woman who loved her life and family, community and home. She will be missed by immediate family members and all who knew her. Marjorie L. Jackson is survived by two sons, Quitman D. Jackson Jr. (Samantha) and Buddy L. Jackson (Mary); daughter, Gayle L. Jackson-Menk (David); sister, Rita Cheney of CA and brother, Harvey H. Evans Jr. (Annette) of CA. Grandchildren, Stephanie Gallagher & Stacey Allen (Quitman Jr.); David McLean, River & Brooke Jackson (Buddy); Patric W. & Taylor Menk (Gayle).

Margie and Dale Jackson are now together again, eternally resting on their front porch swing of their beloved Southern homestead in Heaven.

Riggs Funeral Home Guyton,Georgia

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Riggs Funeral Home

1979 Hwy 119 S
Guyton, GA 31312

Saturday, December 3, 2016
2:00 PM
Riggs Funeral Home

1979 Hwy 119 S
Guyton, GA 31312

Cemetery Details


Guyton Cemetery

Cemetery Road
Guyton, Georgia 31312

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