OBITUARY

Carolyn Jackson

September 28, 1944May 4, 2019
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Nancy Carolyn Jackson, 74, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. She was born September 28, 1944, to Shorty and Lois Hardwick Loveless. She was a member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church. She worked as a teacher’s assistant with the Prentiss County Schools for 28 years. She enjoyed EPW wrestling, karaoke and bingo

A celebration of life service will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 8 2019, at McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by her daughter, Christy Harville and her husband Alan; a special friend, James Jackson; a step-son, Jonathon Jackson; three grandchildren, Cambree Jackson, Clark Jackson and Kyle Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Bailey Shea Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Christy (Alan) Harville, Daughter
  • James Jackson, Special Friend
  • Jonathon Jackson, Step-Son
  • Cambree Jackson, Grandchild
  • Clark Jackson, Grandchild
  • Kyle Smith, Grandchild
  • Bailey Shea Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Shorty Loveless, Father
  • Lois Hardwick Loveless, Mother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jonathon Jackson, Active Pallbearer
  • Dusty Richardson, Active Pallbearer
  • Kyle Smith, Active Pallbearer
  • Danny Lawson, Active Pallbearer
  • Kross, Active Pallbearer
  • Brody Hawk, Active Pallbearer
  • EPW Locker Room, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Memories

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Dawn and Dwayne Campbell

May 7, 2019

Christy,

I recall those many summer visits to Booneville to visit your grandparents and parents and how much my Mom and Martha loved your Mom and looked forward to the visits. I have a mirror over the sofa that your Mom, Margaret and Martha used to sing and dance to Mr. Sandman in front of it and it makes me smile every time I think of its history just imagining them as teenagers singing, dancing, and having the time of their lives.

There is no doubt that your Mom loved you and that you will miss her more than you ever thought possible. I know your heart is broken, but be assured that joy will return. The Lord comforts those that mourn and today we rejoice that your Mom is in heaven with your grandparents worshipping with her voice.

My prayers are with you and I pray that you lean on your faith during this difficult time. Knowing that we will one day be able to spend eternity with our parents in heaven and that this is just a temporary separation does help one move forward from such a devastating loss.

With deepest sympathy,
Dawn and Dwayne Campbell
Children of Margaret and Ray Campbell

Richard & Deneen Harville

May 6, 2019

Christy & Alan,
Our deepest sympathy, thoughts, love & prayers are coming your way! We Love you both dearly as we did Carolyn. We will miss her greatly around the table on Holidays & at our Family gatherings. She was a Woman of great virtue, highly regarded, loved & respected by many. May God give you both strength & peace to get through this difficult time.
Richard & Deneen Harville.

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Biography

      Carolyn Jackson was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed her to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, she possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. She had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and she was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Carolyn always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Carolyn was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

      Carolyn was born on September 28, 1944 at Booneville Hospital in Booneville, MS. Her parents were Samuel Harold (Shorty) & Lois Hardwick Loveless. Carolyn was raised in Booneville, MS. Always able to express herself well, Carolyn possessed strong interpersonal skills. She was optimistic in her outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in her communication. Armed with a great wit, Carolyn was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      As a young child, Carolyn showed her creative ability in many ways. She was outgoing and animated. Carolyn enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. She was a member of the 4H.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Carolyn was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. Her curious nature was spurred by her ability to maximize her personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. She was good with facts and had an excellent memory. She graduated from Booneville High School in 1962. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was English & History.

      When the goal of college was in sight, it became important to Carolyn. Again, her direct, “down to earth” approach served her well. She was able to absorb complex concepts and had an acute sense of how things worked. She earned her BA in Business at Northeast.

      Friends and acquaintances found Carolyn an easy woman to get to know, and those close to her would often praise her open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Carolyn was uncomplicated and straightforward in her relationships, which allowed her to accept people for what they were. While growing up, some of her best friends were Geraldine Williams Ross. Later in life, she became friends with Deborah McDougal, Edith Poole, Jeri Cole, Alphas.

       Carolyn was attentive to James's feelings, and she charmed James and others with her gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Carolyn was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

      Very much like a kid herself, Carolyn identified with the inquisitive and creative side of her children’s personalities. She was able to direct her energy and spontaneity towards helping her children acquire added common sense skills. Carolyn was blessed with 1 child and 1 stepchild, Daughter- Christina Dawn (Jackson) Harville, and Step-Son Jonathon Jackson. They were also blessed with 3 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, Kyle Smith, Cambree Grace Jackson, Clark Jackson, and Bailey Shea Smith.

      Carolyn was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around her. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Carolyn’s strengths included being able to think on her feet. She could be a leader who sought impact for her decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Carolyn was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. She was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Carolyn could multi-task, and she was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing her to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in her work environment. Her primary occupation was teacher's Assistant at Thrasher School. She was employed for 28 years.

      Carolyn enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. She had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that she did. She put this creativity toward all of her pastimes. Her favorite pursuits were going to wrestling, Karoke, being with family and friends. She was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Carolyn held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to her. She was a member Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that Carolyn truly enjoyed. She preferred to seek out excitement wherever she went and she was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” She was willing to leave her plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included Texas, Michigan and Nashville.

      Carolyn was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Carolyn’s favorites was Jax- Shih tzu, Bubba & Rebel- Labrador Retrivers and Peaches- MaltiPoo. They were best friends for Bubba & Rebel for 12 years, and Peaches for 21 years.

      When Carolyn’s retirement finally came in May 1, 2016, she was well prepared. She used logical analysis of her retirement options in order to ensure her retirement would be fulfilling. Still, she was able to easily adapt to possible changes and enjoyed just having fun and being relaxed. In retirement, she was very involved in numerous projects with EPW wrestling.

      Carolyn passed away on May 4, 2019 at Magnolia Regional Health Center, Corinth, MS from a battle with Lung Cancer then Pneumonia. She is survived by her daughter-Christina Harville, Son-in-law- Alan Harville, Step-son- Jonathon Jackson, Grandchildren- Kyle Smith, Cambree Jackson, Clark Jackson, Bailey Shea Smith, & the father of her children and best friend James Edward Jackson. Services were held at McMillan Funeral HOme. Carolyn was laid to rest in Oaklawn Memorial Cemetary.

      Carolyn was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, she relied on her senses to increase her involvement and awareness of others. She was always able to provide amusing repartee to her friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Carolyn had a theme song written about her, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” She enjoyed her life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Carolyn Jackson.