Marcelene Marky Jackson
October 10, 1927 ~ September 26, 2016
Resided in: Candler, NC
Marcelene "Marky" Warren Jackson, 88, of Candler, went to be with the Lord on September 26, 2016. Mrs. Jackson was one of seven children born to Ulus and Effie Watts Warren. Mrs. Jackson began her social work career with Family and Children's Services in Screven County, Georgia. She worked the last 25 years of her career with the Buncombe County Department of Social Services, concentrating in adoptions, where she rose to the level of Supervisor of Family and Children's Services. She retired in 1992. Mrs. Jackson held an undergraduate degree from the Woman's College of Georgia and a Master's Degree from Western Carolina University. She also worked with her husband, Robert L. Jackson, for many years in Gospel Ministry. They founded the Living Hope Christian Fellowship, which is still active in supporting local, national and international benevolences and charities. Mrs. Jackson's main work in the church had been with music. She and her husband sang together over the years. Most recently, she has served as pianist for the Beaverdam Freewill Baptist Church in Candler. Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, David Leslie Warren and Thurlow R. Warren and wife Lorema; three sisters, Maybre Warren, Olivia Stanberry and husband Fred, and Elizabeth Clark and husband Homer. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, Robert L. Jackson; a sister, Lillian Martin and late husband Delbert; two children, Robert Philip Jackson and wife Marla, and Maria Marcelene Jackson Atkins and husband Van Atkins; six grandchildren, Ashtyn, Ariana, Tyler, Dayton, Noah and Hunter; along with many beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Jackson loved music, flowers, and people. She spent her life trying to make life better for those less fortunate. In everything, she believed in fairness. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Piney Mountain United Methodist Church, 14 Piney Mountain Church Road, Candler, NC. It will be officiated by Revs. Kenneth Ingle, Leon Stewart, and Robert Haynie. Burial will follow in the church's cemetery, where her ancestors have been buried since the 1800's. Her family will receive friends for one and a half hours beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends. Flowers are accepted and appreciated, or memorials may be made to Living Hope Christian Fellowship, PO Box 1502, Enka, NC 28728. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.