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Riley Funeral Home

402 West Main, Hamilton, TX

OBITUARY

Carol Jackson

October 10, 1943May 17, 2020
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Carol Sandra (Howard) Jackson, 77, of Hamilton, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020. The funeral services will be held Friday May 22nd at 1pm, and officiated by her brother-in-law, Rev. Danny Jackson. Visitation will be held Thursday May 21st from 1 to 7pm at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton, Texas. Carol was born October 10, 1943 in Weinert, Texas. The youngest of six children, born to Maude Jones and Arlie E. Howard, she was a loving and dedicated daughter. Carol and her family grew up farming around various communities in Texas, primarily in the Fairy community in Hamilton County and Goree, Texas where she met her high school sweetheart, Robert Jackson. Carol and Robert married July 1, 1960. She was a dedicated wife, supporting Robert during his naval career, which took them to several bases and cities throughout the United States for over 20 years, and loving mother to her two sons, Robert and James. Throughout her life, Carol worked in several occupations but was most proud of her accomplishments as a hair stylist and cosmetologist. Always a hard worker, she earned her GED and graduated from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi with a license in Cosmetology in the early 1980’s. She worked as a hair stylist in a small salon with a close friend in Corpus Christi until entering the telecommunications industry to help support her family. Carol worked for GTE for over 20 years and through several moves from Giddings to San Angelo, and finally Flower Mound, Texas. Throughout her entire career at GTE, she maintained her cosmetology license and was a hairstylist for family and friends and was extremely proud of her youngest granddaughter who, like her, received her cosmetology license. Carol retired from GTE in July 2000, and she and Robert moved to Hamilton to be closer to family in the area. The couple purchased and restored a 1904 house and Carol took great pride in decorating and furnishing the home in her style, but also paying tribute to the history and age of the house. Carol was an active part of the Hamilton community. She enjoyed fitness classes at the Hamilton Wellness Center and volunteering at United Care. She was an Auxiliary Member of the local American Legion Auxiliary and member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hamilton. Carol was funny, kind and very generous, helping those she could. She loved all things beautiful including animals, music, especially Elvis, art and collected crystal and glassware. She will truly be missed. Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Maude and Arlie E. Howard, brother Ray Howard, and sisters Maude Lou Thompson, Juanell Thackerson and Wanda Bullard. Carol is survived by her husband, Robert F. Jackson Sr. of Hamilton, sons Robert F. Jackson Jr. of Dallas, James H. Jackson and wife Jill of Hutto, and sister Mary White of Illinois. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Alyssa Curry of Corinth, TX, Garrett C. Jackson of Spokane, WA, Kendra Jackson of Dallas, TX and four great-grandchildren. Along with her immediate family, she will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends across Texas and the US.

  • FAMILY

  • Arlie E. Howard, Father (deceased)
  • Maude Jones Howard, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert Jackson Sr., Husband
  • Robert Jackson Jr., Son
  • James H. Jackson (Jill), Son
  • Mary White, Sister
  • Ray Howard, Brother (deceased)
  • Maude Lou Thompson, Sister (deceased)
  • Juanell Thackerson, Sister (deceased)
  • Wanda Bullard, Sister (deceased)
  • Alyssa Curry, Grandchild
  • Garrett C. Jackson, Grandchild
  • Kendra Jackson, Grandchild

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Jackson, Active
  • Michael Jackson, Active
  • Kyle Gatewood, Active
  • Keith Gatewood, Active
  • Zach Goedecke, Active
  • Harold Curry, Active
  • Ted Sellers, Honorary
  • Derek Dittrich, Honorary
  • Glenn Jones, Honorary
  • Ken Duderstat, Honorary
  • Duane Cowart, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

Memories

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Kendra Jackson

May 21, 2020

Our trip to England and Scotland.

mary moore

May 21, 2020

Always looked forward to seeing Carol. Enjoyed her happy attitude and her funny stories. Hope she has written them down for the family to have. She was always helping someone or working in the church. Will miss her greatly. The pool will never be the same without her there, and our monthly dinners . Love her forever.

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