Lawanda Davis Jackson – obituary

by Oct 7, 2013OBITUARIES0 comments

Lawanda Davis Jackson, 73, of Cherokee passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at Mission Hospital. Lawanda was a resident of the Big Cove community and is the daughter of the late George Davis and Katie Ross Davis.

Lawanda is also preceded in death by her husband Marvin Jackson; Sisters, Frances Welch and Beatrice Standingdeer and one brother, Charles Davis.

Surviving are Lawanda’s children, Jabba Smoker and husband Jack, Lauren Messerly and Newt Jackson, of the home, Kathy West, Jose West, Linda West, Tracy West, John Jackson, Panda Hallum, T-Bear Jackson and Chino West, all of Cherokee. Lawanda also leaves behind 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Big Cove Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 4.  Lawanda remained at the church until hour of service on Saturday, Oct. 5.  A burial took place at Davis Cemetery with the pall bearers being Delbert Ross, Robert Standingdeer, Allen Groenwold, Jesse Standingdeer, Bill Standingdeer and Trent Thompson.  The Rev. James “Bo” Parris, Brother Greg Morgan and Pastor Phillip Ellington officiated.

Bruce Martin Jr., of Long House Funeral Home, who shares kinship with Lawanda, helped the family in the arrangements.