Mildred Floyd Jackson, 75, of Marvell, departed this life Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock.
Mildred Floyd Jackson, 75, of Marvell, departed this life Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock. She was born June 29, 1937 to the late Mr. Benjamin Floyd Sr. and Mrs. Florence Floyd in Holly Grove. She received the Lord into her life at an early age. As a child, she enjoyed going to church, singing in the choir and serving the Lord. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph M.B. Church in Postelle until the church closed its doors. Later she moved her membership to Asbury M.B. Church in Marvell, where she served as a faithful member until her health failed. She had a strong love for God and loved helping others also. She married George Andrew Jackson on Dec. 25, 1957 and to this union nine children were born. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and traveling. She was family-oriented and believed in the family sticking together. Her husband, George Jackson, a son, Marvin Jackson, a brother, Milton Floyd, and her parents, Benjamin Sr. and Florence Floyd, precede her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Elvis Jackson of Washington D.C., George Cleveland Jackson (Mary) of Marvell, Timothy Jackson (Dorothy) of Clarendon, Joe Lewis Jackson (Sarina) of Marvell, Benjamin Floyd (Ronnisha) of Washington D.C. and Laverne Jackson and Johnella Jackson, both of Marvell and Helen Jean Floyd of Little Rock; her siblings, Billie Ruth Floyd, Calvin Floyd (Berenstine), Lawrence Floyd, Benjamin Floyd Jr. (Bessie), Rosetta Johnson (Henry), all of Maryland, Mollie Jean Floyd of New York, Juanita Floyd and Lewis Floyd (Bertha), both of Chicago; 31 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 3 aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Kincaid Auditorium. Rev. Leroy Williams will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery at Palmer. Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services. Post messages online at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.