Helen M Jackson, 85, of Ashville, Alabama took her Heavenly flight to her home in Heaven to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 16, 2022. She passed at her home in Shoal Creek Valley surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was born on August 26, 1937, to G.W. and Pearl (Osborn) Boatwright of Chandler Mountain/Attalla, Alabama. She graduated from Ashville High School.
Mrs. Jackson was the wife of the Reverend Joel Max Jackson. In her role as a wife, mother, and Granny, she faithfully served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by actively being a Baptist Minister’s wife and a leader of Woman’s Missionary Union in her church and Association. Her love for her God and others led her to be involved in many missions’ endeavors to share the Good News that Jesus Saves. It was her desire to see others come to a saving knowledge of her Lord and Savior. Most recently she was a member of Greensport Baptist Church where she led the WMU and taught an adult Bible Study class for many years. She truly exemplified the Proverbs 31 woman!
Mrs. Jackson is predeceased by her husband, Rev. Joel Max Jackson; her sons Timothy Dale and David Ray Jackson; grandsons Jonathan David, Aaron Michael, and Andrew Joel (AJ) Jackson; her parents GW and Pearl Boatwright and her brothers Ray and Ronnie Boatwright.
She is survived by her daughter Shari Kell (Jimmy); her son Reverend Mike Jackson (Lyn); her granddaughters Heather Eubanks (Lee), Ashley Mayer (Andy), Dr. April Yancey, Kimberly Culbreath (Scotty), Kristen Dowd (Brandon), and Kayla Beckham (Joe). She is also survived by her sister Peggy Ellis and her brother-in-law Terry Ross Jackson. She leaves behind to mourn her passing 11 greatgrandchild whom she dearly loved and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express its gratitude to caregivers Yolanda and Betty as well as her Hospice Nurse Lisa and the many others who were a part of the ongoing care of “Mrs. Helen”.
Services will be on Thursday October 20, 2022, at 2:00pm at the Eastside Baptist Church, 558 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, Alabama 35235 with the Reverend Dr. Michael Mills, her Pastor and Candace McIntosh, Executive Director of Alabama WMU officiating. The family will receive guests from 12-2pm before the service. Granddaughters will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Helen M Jackson to the following: Greensport Baptist Church, Building Fund, 9260 Shoal Creek Road, Ashville, Alabama 35953 or Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, P.O. Box 681970, Prattville, Alabama 36068-1970.