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Jane Gulley Jackson

August 14, 1931January 1, 2021

Jane Gulley Jackson

Born in Little Rock, AR on August 14, 1931 to Thomas & Donnie Holiman Gulley, Jane Gulley Jackson passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021 at the age of 89.

Jane graduated from Baylor University in 1954 with a Bachelor’s in English and Spanish. She met Edwin L. Jackson during her senior year, and their love story has spanned 67 years. They married on March 27, 1954 in Little Rock and set forth on their life together.

They had three daughters, Karen, Janet, and Kay, each three years apart. As an Air Force family, they moved frequently but created a warm and loving community in each place they called home. After Ed retired from 26 years of service in the Air Force, the family settled on Oak Grove Farm. For 35 years, they enjoyed the countryside and always had an open door for family and friends. During these years, Jane was also a middle schoolteacher in Hope, AR and an active member of First Baptist Church.

Those who knew her recognized her generous spirit and servant’s heart. She sent hundreds of Thanksgiving cards each year, maintaining ties with the many she cared for over decades. Jane was a prayer warrior, and friends and family would ask that she put their prayer requests on her “hotline to heaven.” Her ministry extended to many thousands of cards written in outreach, “Operation Christmas Child,” philanthropy to St. Jude’s and Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals, and unconditional love for her family.

Jane was beloved and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Donnie Holiman Gulley; her grandson, Jackson Ehrhart; her son-in-law, Sam Parrish; and her nephew, Sam Gulley. She is survived by her husband, Edwin L. Jackson; her brother, Thomas Gulley, and her sister-in-law, Jane; her daughter, Karen Parrish, and grandchildren, Gabriel, Noah and Hannah; her daughter, Janet Huff, son-in-law, Larry, and grandchildren, Emily Jane and Logan; her daughter, Kay Holthouse, and grandchildren Taylor and Nick.

A celebration of life will be held 11am Saturday, May 8, 2021 at First Baptist Church Atrium of Texarkana, TX with Dr. Jeff Schreve officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jane G. Jackson Memorial Fund at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital are requested.

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Phyllis & Mike Wilson

May 1, 2021

Jane was a special lady that you loved immediately when you met her. She & Ed have blessed so many people by their servant hearts. What a blessing their friendship has been to us the past years. Thank you Jane for your Thanksgiving card each year & the Christmas fruitcakes.
Prayers for Ed, girls & family.
Phyllis & Mike

Gil and Diane, Katie, Tommy and Jill warren

January 26, 2021

Such a Beautiful Lady, such a wonderful teacher, supportive neighbor, and friend. We will see you on the other side. May our Savior and Lord comfort Ed and their entire family.

Claudia Maness

January 11, 2021

Jane Jackson was my mother's best friend when they were growing up in Little Rock. My mother was Paula Frazier Denson. I remember my mother receiving a Thanksgiving card every year since I was a little girl. After my mother died Mrs. Jackson started sending the Thanksgiving cards to me. I had the privilege of having lunch several times with Mrs. Jackson in the past 5+ years here in Texarkana. Mrs. Jackson was a beautiful lady inside and out, very gracious and a joy to visit with. I know she and my mother are "catching up" in heaven!
I will miss seeing Mrs. Jackson and receiving her Thanksgiving cards!
My thoughts and prayers are with you, her family.

Beckie Moore

January 4, 2021

Jane Jackson touched many, many lives! What a prayer warrior and sweet spirit! She had the best laugh and used it often! Praying for her precious family!

Bill Gordon

January 4, 2021

Jane Jackson was one of the kindest most loving people I have ever known. If everyone lived their life like Jane and Ed Jackson this world would be more like the Lord intended it.
She wil forever be in my heart and will be greatly missed.

Betty Whisenant

January 3, 2021

My sincere sympathy for Ed and family! I loved Jane! She was such a beautiful sweet friend who was truly beautiful from the inside out. She will be missed!!! Jane always had a smile and good cheer for all. I'm praying for comfort and peace for Ed and all Jane's family! Treasure all your wonderful memories! God bless you all.

Susan Erickson

January 3, 2021

A woman of grace & kindness. You were always welcomed by Janet’s Mom with her most beautiful smile & a southern lady’s hug. My heart goes out to my beautiful friend, Janet, her precious sisters, father & their families as they support and honor Mrs. Jackson’s life & to celebrate a life well lived & all the countless others who had the privilege to know her and share in lovely memories. Love & Light always, Susan

Julie Lively

January 3, 2021

Kay and family, my heart is heavy with learning of your Mom’s passing. She was a bright and shining star! Always had a smile and a kind word for everyone! It was a privilege know her. Sending love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Sue & Joe Rush

January 2, 2021

I really admired Jane so much. She was such a loving, caring lady. Jane and Ed were the greatest example of a loving couple and lifelong commitment to each other. I'm grateful they became part of FBC, so I could know and learn to love both of them. I understand the void you feel, when your Mother / Grandmother is no longer here with you. Ed, I can only imagine the void left in your heart, but I'm sure it's a big void. I pray God will give each of you the strength to weather this storm. Please contact the Golden Circle SS Class, if there is anything we can do to help during this time. Love and prayers, Joe & Sue Rush