Joyce Marie Jackson

Joyce Marie (Rodgers) Jackson was born on May 4, 1948 in Durant, Okla. to Leonard and Ambra (Sutterfield) Rodgers and passed from this life on Aug. 15, 2018 in Decatur, Texas at the age of 70.

Joyce lived in Texas for many years and later married Paul Jackson. They moved to Oklahoma with Joyce’s parents and after Paul’s passing in 2005, Joyce moved back to Texas where she remained until her death. She was a loving and dedicated homemaker and mother to her three children. Joyce was very strong willed and had a great sense of humor. Her family was the most important thing to her. Her mother was her best friend and her strength. She loved the outdoors and treasured the time she spent with family and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jackson; parents, Leonard and Ambra Rodgers and son Alfred “Lee” Jacks.

Joyce is survived by her two children, Janette Young and husband Jimmy of Azle, Texas and Paul Daniel Jackson Jr. and Jodee Littleton of Atoka, Okla.; grandchildren, Nicole Treadway and husband William, Brandi Long and husband Kerry, Cortney Hatten and husband Geoffery and Nolan and Haley Jacks; great grandchildren, Connor, Xzander and Geoffery; sister, Linda Weatheread and husband Gary; brothers, Leonard Allen Rodgers and wife Lynn, Calvin Joe Rodgers and Alvin Ray Rodgers and wife Thresia and numerous extended family and friends.

Pallbearers were Leonard Rodgers Jr., Geoffery Hatten, William Treadway, Kerry Long, Calvin Joe Rodgers Jr., Jimmy Young and Dawson McClary.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service.

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