Iva G. Jackson, 88, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant. She was born June 30, 1925 in Clarendon to the late Ivan and Gladys McCrea. Iva graduated from Clarendon High School in 1942. After graduation, she met and married Dema F. Jackson on May 29, 1943. They were married for seventy years. Iva worked for the Baptist Hospital for seventeen years. She retired and moved to Harris Brake Lake in Perryville and in 2000 they moved to Benton. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Pupsta and Lucille Park.
She is survived by her husband, Dema F. Jackson of Benton; their children, Gene and Rose Jackson of Richmond, IN, Darla and Gene Word of Benton, Peggy and Jim Conrad of Cabot, Mike and Susan Jackson of North Little Rock, and Tommy Jackson of Birmingham, AL; three sisters, Effie Reinagel of Cordova, TN, Elvia Bridges of Maumelle, AR, and Elizabeth Victory of Butler, MO; eight grandchildren, Geno Jackson, Kristal Jackson, Stacey Green, Bubba Runnells, Jennifer Paul, Todd Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, and Shawn Jackson, and thirteen great grandchildren, Jaeden, Nicholas, Julia, Ethan, Sarah, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Madison, Morgan, Rowan, Justin, Gina, Jonathan, Mitchell, Annabella, Taylor, and Garret.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, at Trinity Baptist Church in Benton with Bro. Mike Titsworth officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 6 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saline Memorial Hospice, 23157 Hwy I-30, Bryant, AR 72022
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard
Family comments: A special thanks to Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House and their caring doctors and nurses, especially Dr. Mark Martindale. Our mother was a loving Christian mother. She was the best cook in the world and she baked cookies for us and everyone she knew, especially at Christmas. Our fondest memories of our mother are when she was in the kitchen from cooking all of our favorite meals to fish fries on the lake. Lots of love and lots of laughter always when we were with her. We will never forget the love of our “special” mother.