Euna Faye Jackson (Ford) passed peacefully from this world
on August 10, 2017. She is now reunited
with her husband of almost 74 years, Lewis Andrew Jackson, who preceded her in
death on September 28, 2016. She is
survived by two sons, Phillip (wife Joyce), of San Antonio, TX, and Steven
(wife Karen), of Edmond, Ok. plus five grandchildren, and nine
Faye was born in Fannin County Texas on October 22, 1925, to
Cora May (Rayon) and Harvey John Ford. She was the youngest of ten children,
and is preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters. Faye attended Trenton, Tx, schools where she
met Lewis Jackson, her future husband.
They married on Oct 24, 1942, shortly after he entered the
Army Air Corps during World War II. Faye
followed him to various training locations all over the US until he departed
for the Pacific Theater during the war.
She often traveled alone, a significant challenge for a young wife. During that time, she roomed with several
families who became lifelong friends.
She also performed some interesting jobs, such as photo retouching and
working at an ice cream parlor.
After the war, Lewis and Faye settled in Denison,
Texas. In July 1952, they moved to
Commerce where Lewis was employed by Huffines Chevrolet. They remained residents of Commerce until
moving to assisted living in San Antonio in 2014.
Faye spent many years as a homemaker, taking care of the
family. As a young girl, she helped her
father, who was in the insurance business, with his bookkeeping. This gave her a fastidious attention to
detail, and prepared her for the jobs she had later in life. She ran the Buccaneer Stamp Store in Commerce.
She worked in the administrative offices at East Texas State University and also as a
teller at the Security State Bank in Commerce.
She completed her work career at WalMart in Commerce.
Faye and Lewis were active members of the First United
Methodist Church of Commerce for more than 60 years. Faye was in the Dough Rollins Sunday School
Class, and the Dorcus Circle. She was
always active at church dinners and other functions. She was a member of the Commerce Business and
Professional Women’s Club. She worked with Cub Scouts as a Den Leader, and always
helped with Boy Scout Troop 27 activities.
After she retired, she volunteered at the Commerce Hospital.
A Memorial Service celebrating her life is scheduled for
Monday August 14, 2017, 10 AM, at the First United Methodist Church, Hiway 24,
Commerce Texas, under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home of
Greenville. Viewing will be prior to the
service, from 9-10. Burial immediately
following the service, at Rosemound Cemetry in Commerce.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United
Methodist Church, Commerce, Tx or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.