Moore Funeral Home & Moore Memorial Gardens

1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX


Bertha Cruz Jackson

December 25, 1951February 6, 2020
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Bertha “Nancy” Cruz Jackson, born to Paul and Mary Cruz in Austin, Texas on December 25, 1951 peacefully passed in the arms of the Lord on February 06, 2020.

She attended Grand Prairie High school and soon after graduation met the love of her life, Michael Jackson on a Greyhound Bus while he was on leave from the Army. He asked her father for her hand in marriage and they went on to have four children together. They were to celebrate their “50th” wedding anniversary this February 16 th. They currently reside in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Anyone that was graced by Nancy’s presence in their life knew her as a giving, caring, and selfless woman. Devoted to God and her family, nothing brought her more joy than her family and helping others. She was best described by her family using only two words: “Beautiful Woman.”

During her free time, she loved baking, some could say that she was known for her wonderful cakes, reading her Bible, and spending time with her loved ones, and talking hours on end . She was a talker.

She is preceded in death by her father Paul Cruz Sr, her mother Mary Cruz, her oldest son, Michael Jackson Jr., her grandson Michael Johnson, and all her siblings. She was the last Cruz of her generation.

Bertha is survived by the love of her life, her husband Michael E. Jackson Sr., her children, Michelle Parker of Dalworthington Gardens and Spouse Jon, Melissa Maturino of Grand Prairie and her spouse Jose, Mitchel Jackson of Grand Prairie and spouse Michelle . Grandchildren, Blake Mondragon, Lonnie Brooks, Angelica Jackson, James Cribbs, Joey Cisneros, and Madison Clark as well as many other family members and friends who will miss her dearly.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76012 followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Services will conclude with the committal service at Moore Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Bertha Cruz Jackson

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Sue Hite

February 13, 2020

I only met you a few times, but could tell you was so friendly and nice, and knew that my son Jon had married into a very nice family, so sorry it was so short, but one thing, the most important, you was a Godly women, and all your love ones knew, and that today you walk with Jesus and all the sweet love ones that had gone before you, and I know your children know, to give their life to Jesus, live for him so they to will have ever lasting life too and
someday be reunited with you with Jesus and all of you.
For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life

Angelica Jackson

February 11, 2020

Nana thank you for being my everything you have taught me everything i know today. I love you so much more than you could ever know I’m so glad i was raised by you - Angelica

Dora Fuentes

February 11, 2020

Mrs. Nancy,
I never had the privilege of formally meeting you but had the sweet pleasure of knowing your daughter Melissa. She spoke of your often with such love and adoration. Thank you for raising such a beautiful daughter and for being such a sweet and loving soul.

Rest In Peace,

Staci Backs

February 11, 2020

I was so very saddened to hear this news a few days ago. There are no words to even express my deep sympathy. I grew up with this sweet family and their sweet mother. She always made me feel like I was one of her own. From the time I was in second grade and rode my bike over to the house to play. The world's loss is heavens gain today, a truly beautiful person inside and out.

Our Sincerest Condolences ,

Staci Griffin Backs and Family

Stella Ptasnik

February 10, 2020

Rest In Peace Nancy,

Deborah Lawson

February 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss...I only knew Bertha for a short period of time but I could tell she was a special person. I enjoyed our conversations and will always remember her smile. I will miss you Bertha !

Debbie Lawson RN
Liver Coordinator

Michelle Parker

February 10, 2020

You told me that I would thank you someday for making me so strong. The guidance and upbringing you gave me did just that. Thank you for making me strong.
Love you more,
Your daughter Michelle ❤️

Jose Maturino

February 9, 2020

Suegra my memory about you there’s so many but I will always remember the talks and jokes we had and you were a mother to me.Always giving me advice and tell me how to approach it.
ALL the trips we took and I have all the memories in my heart you are one of kind.I enjoyed our games night and the money you would take from POPS but you will be truly missed I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH.
It’s not goodbye but see you later Mi SUEGRITA

Melissa Maturino

February 9, 2020

Melissa Maturino

February 9, 2020


James and Nana


Game night


Maddie and Nana