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LENA JACKSON

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(WATCH VIDEO TRIBUTE TO MRS. JACKSON,  AT THE BOTTOM OF HER MEMORIAL PAGE.)

Sis. Dora Everlena Caples Jackson transitioned from earth to glory on July 20, 2021, at Baptist Health Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas.  She was born on March 30, 1922 to Robert and Martha Caples in Providence, Louisiana.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her six siblings and her husband of 52 years, Shedrick Jackson. 

Everlena accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age as a member of Christ Temple Church, 814 Izard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas and dutifully and faithfully served at Christ Temple Cathedral Church,   1923 Arch Street, Little Rock, Arkansas as well until her death.  She was an active member of her church until her health condition made it impossible for her to actively attend.  She served as a pianist of the Gospel Choir and choir member at 814 Izard Street.  She was a member of the CWWW (Christian Women Willing Workers), the UCWM (United Christian Women Ministries).  She was a member of the choir, President of the Usher Board, Sunday School Teacher, Deaconess, member of the Family Ministry, Pastor’s Aid and served diligently wherever she was needed. She was honored as the “ Mother” of the Church. She loved attending, as a faithful member, the Wednesday Noon Day Prayer and Mid-Week Bible Study and Prayer Meetings.  The Family Day Program was one of the programs that Sis. Jackson always loved for she often volunteered to chair other church programs. 

She was educated at Scipio Jones High School, North Little Rock, Arkansas, and sometime later obtained her GED.  She encouraged her children to pursue their education to their highest degree.  She was able to attend the graduations and some weddings of several of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

She was employed by the Little Rock School District, the Little Rock Country Club, the Little Rock Club and the Foster Grandparent Program for fifty years where she worked at the Butterfly Learning Center and the Bussey Daycare Center.  She loved children, working with them and training them. 

Most of her friends and other acquaintances knew her as Lena.  She was a strong individual and lived a full and active life as a wife, homemaker, friend, and faithful Christian. Our family was blessed to have had her as the head of our family. She was a caring mother, loving grandmother, devoted aunt and loyal friend.  She raised her children with great love, and devoted her life to her family and dear friends.  She always showed kindness and willingness to be helpful in any way that she could.  She had a very pleasant personality and always made people around her laugh.  Never met a stranger and made friends wherever she went. Her favorite saying was "live right, so that you can die right or you will die and go to hell."

Lena loved to cook and was an excellent cook.  She is known for her candied yams and macaroni and cheese dishes.  Sugar and butter in everything. She was always ready to spoil family and friends with their favorite meals. 

She loved music and playing the piano and passed on her appreciation for music to her family and especially  her great grandson.  She loved to play gospel music and especially the songs written by the founder of the Church of Christ Holiness USA, Bishop C.P. Jones. 

Lena loved to travel and her travels included visits to her daughter in San Diego and granddaughter in Maryland, and to other relatives in other states, the National Conventions of the Church of Christ Holiness, USA. She sailed on several Carnival Cruise Line cruises to the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera.

She was immensely proud of her family, not withstanding her love for her church and her beloved Pastor and First Lady, Bishop Vernon and Sis. Mary Kennebrew and family. 

She is survived by her daughters, Earnestine Phillips and Mable Jenkins, grand daughters, Danita Michael, Adrianne Holloway and Sheila Adams; nieces Jessie Ann Longmire, Yolanda Wherry, Melody Thomas (Rob), nephews, Alfred Downs (Joyce), Kenneth Ray Goss (Phyliss), James Thomas (Naomia), Lawrence Dudley; and many grand children, great and great great grandchildren; host of family and friends.  WE MUST BE IN VA CEMETERY AT 12:30PM. NO ACCEPTIONS!

FLOWERS, CARDS AND OTHER GIFTS FOR THE FAMILY CAN BE ORDERED FROM THIS MEMORIAL PAGE. ALSO, A CANDLE IN MEMORY OF MRS. JACKSON CAN BE LIT AS WELL.

THIS MEMORIAL PAGE WILL REMAIN ACTIVE INDEFITELY SO THAT FAMILY & FRIENDS CAN CONTINUE TO LIGHT CANDLES, WRITE WORDS OF SENTIMENT AND UPLOAD PHOTOS IN MEMORY OF MRS. JACKSON THROUGHOUT THE YEARS TO COME.

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
August 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
OT SMITH CHAPEL/KELLY SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES
8424 KANIS ROAD
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas 72204

Visitation
Tuesday
August 3, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
CHRIST TEMPLE CATHEDRAL CHURCH COCHUSA
1923 ARCH STREET
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72206

Funeral Service
Wednesday
August 4, 2021

11:00 AM
CHRIST TEMPLE CATHEDRAL CHURCH COCHUSA
1923 ARCH STREET
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72206

Interment
Wednesday
August 4, 2021

12:30 PM
Little Rock (Veteran's) National Cemetery
2523 Springer Blvd
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas 72204

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