Molly Mae Jackson
May 11, 1940 – October 25, 2019
Molly Mae Nash-Jackson was born May 11, 1940 in the state of Oklahoma, she was the seventh of nine children born to her mother, eight of these children were born from the 1929 marriage of her parents. Molly was raised in a rural area near Tecumseh, Oklahoma where she and her siblings enjoyed many memorable adventures that included, not limited to out running a train, fishing while fighting snakes, pulling leaches off their skin from a pond they were told to avoid jumping in, being saved from the grip of quick sand, climbing trees, riding horses without saddles, milking cows, snapping chicken necks, and maintaining various vegetation grown directly on the Nash family farmland. Molly shared numerous hilarious, and amazing stories about the joy she experienced from sharing many of these childhood memories and much more with her brother Forrest Nash, they were the inseparable-dynamic-duo.
At age 16, Molly met and shortly after married McKinley (“Hoppy” – “Mack”) Jackson, their relationship was an adventure. Two children were born from that union - Marilyn Jackson, and Joseph Jackson. Not long after the birth of Marilyn, Molly was blessed with her first granddaughter, Valerie Jackson, whom she raised as her own. Molly later made Valerie her daughter by legally performing an adult adoption.
Driven to support her family, Molly entered the work force at Western Electric Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for more than 15 years. At a point around 1975 Molly and Mckinley decided to separate but remain married. Molly moved to California and worked at a business founded by her late brother Eugene Nash, through retirement. She was very protective of her family and loved them all very much. In Molly’s eyes, no one qualified to care for her grandchildren besides her. Upon the birth of her grandson Jamar, she was inspired to open her own daycare to ensure a healthy environment filled with loving care.
Molly will be truly missed by her family. Many will recall pleasant memories to cherish, may we never forget how she loved us.
Molly spent lots of her time helping her family by sharing wisdom, cooking, cleaning, ang being a daily phone companion to many. She also enjoyed attending the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses two days per week with Valerie, Joey and Jamar. She expressed the desire to dedicate her life to Jehovah God, may she remain in His memory.
Molly was preceded in death by her husband McKinley (“Hoppy” – “Mack”) Jackson; her parents, James Roger Nash and Charlotte Webber Nash; 5 brothers: Ernest Evans, Henry Nash, Oscar Nash, Eugene Nash, and Forrest Nash; 1 sister: Birdie Nash Winrow; (5 siblings that were her fathers children from previous relationships: 3 brothers: Johnny Nash, Roscoe Nash, and Gordon Nash - 2 sisters: Zenobia Nash, and Jamie Nash); 4 nephews: Eric Golson, Pretis Golson Jackson, Henry (Tots) Golson, and William Marmon; 1 niece: Alfreda Golson; and dear friend Isaiah Lane. Molly was survived by her children, Marilyn Jackson, Joseph Jackson, and Valerie Jackson; daughter-in-law Maria Jackson; grandchildren, Janae Mollia Cobb, Jamar McKinley Davis, Marilyn Rose Jackson, and Angelica Mae Jackson; her sisters, Rannie (Nash) Jackson, and Ida Beatrice (Nash) Marmon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, and loved ones.