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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Adele Jackson

October 3, 1926December 4, 2019
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Adele Graves Jackson, 93, passed away Dec. 4, 2019, in Fort Smith. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in Fort Smith to William Dexter Graves and Adele (Young) Graves. Adele was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of PEO Chapter AD since 1958 and Fort Smith Junior League since 1952. She was an active volunteer in her church and community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harper S. Jackson; a daughter, Sally Lee; a son-in-law, John Perry Lee; and two sisters, Dorothy Gilchrist and Anna Belle Mahoney.

She is survived by two sons, Harper S. Jackson Jr. of Wichita, KS, and Larry G. Jackson and his wife Debbie of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren, Caleb Jackson, Noah Jackson, Allin Chapman, John P. Lee Jr., Elizabeth Swyhart, Kathrin Ferrell and Susan Jackson; and four great-grandchildren, Eislin Moore, Harper Moore, Ely Chapman and Jackson Swyhart.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Harper S. Jackson, Husband (deceased)
  • Harper S. Jackson, Jr., Son
  • Larry G. Jackson and his wife Debbie, Son
  • Sally Lee, Daughter (deceased)
  • John Perry Lee, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Adele (Young) Graves, Mother (deceased)
  • William Dexter Graves, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Gilchrist, Sister (deceased)
  • Anna Belle Mahoney, Sister (deceased)
  • Caleb Jackson, Grandchild
  • Noah Jackson, Grandchild
  • Allin Chapman, Grandchild
  • John P. Lee, Jr., Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Swyhart, Grandchild
  • Kathrin Ferrell, Grandchild
  • Susan Jackson, Grandchild
  • Eislin Moore, Great Grandchild
  • Harper Moore, Great Grandchild
  • Ely Chapman, Great Grandchild
  • Jackson Swyhart, Great Grandchild
  • Adele is survived by four great-grandchildren, Eislin Moore, Harper Moore, Ely Chapman and Jackson Swyhart.
    Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Oak Cemetery.
    Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the charity of one's choice.
    Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, December 9, 2019

Memories

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Kathy Carlile

December 9, 2019

To the family of Adele Jackson.Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.Adele was a loving beautiful friend . I will truly miss here coming out to see me at Hardscabble Country Club and all the talks we had and the laughs and all the cards and notes we sent each other.Gods Blessing to each one of the family as you go threw this difficult time.Rest in peace Adele Jackson.Gone but never frogetten. Kathy Carlile Hardscabble Country Club

Dena Spears

December 8, 2019

Adele was one of the sweetest and kindest ladies I have ever had the honor of knowing. Truly, she was certainly a lady - they just don’t make them like her anymore! Rest In Peace and give Sally & Perry hugs and kisses !!!
Dena Spears

Linda Reynolds

December 8, 2019

I have so much respect and admiration for this wonderful lady. Rest In Peace, Mrs. Jackson.

Chris Hale

December 8, 2019

Allie.....
I am so sorry! I know how much you loved her!
May God bring you peace & comfort! Love you, Sweet Girl! Hugs!

Ms. Chris

Gordon and Connie Reynolds

December 7, 2019

Harper and Larry We are so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was just like my other Mother and we loved her very much. She will be missed. God has another angel

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Biography

Adele Graves Jackson, 93, passed away Dec. 4, 2019, in Fort Smith. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in Fort Smith to William Dexter Graves and Adele (Young) Graves. Adele was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of PEO Chapter AD since 1958 and Fort Smith Junior League since 1952. She was an active volunteer in her church and community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harper S. Jackson; a daughter, Sally Lee; a son-in-law, John Perry Lee; and two sisters, Dorothy Gilchrist and Anna Belle Mahoney.

She is survived by two sons, Harper S. Jackson Jr. of Wichita, KS, and Larry G. Jackson and his wife Debbie of Fort Smith; seven grandchildren, Caleb Jackson, Noah Jackson, Allin Chapman, John P. Lee Jr., Elizabeth Swyhart, Kathrin Ferrell and Susan Jackson; and four great-grandchildren, Eislin Moore, Harper Moore, Ely Chapman and Jackson Swyhart.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com