Elaine Riggs Jackson

Elaine Riggs Jackson, 85, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on November 30, 2016 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.


Those left to cherish her memory are her son, John Jackson and Dana of Lake Charles, LA; her daughter, Juanice Jackson Welsh and Dr. James B. Welsh of Midland, TX; her sisters, Penny Yokem and Hoyt of Benton, LA, and Linda Harvey and Reece of Brookeland, TX; her grandchildren, Christopher Barrett Welsh and Lorin of Dallas, TX, Dr. Brian David Welsh of Keller, TX, and Hannah Dale Jackson of Rice University in Houston, TX; two great grandchildren, Kinley Grace Welsh and Nora Riley Welsh; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Curry Riggs; her husband, Ezell Jackson; and seven siblings, James Bean, Ruth Thomas, Thomas Riggs, Robert Earl Riggs, Alice Jackson, Charles Riggs, and Virginia Atch Smith.


Mrs. Elaine Jackson began her work career with the United States Postal Service in Merryville, LA as a postal clerk and would eventually retire from there as the Postmaster.  Mrs. Jackson had many interests and would find the time to enjoy oil painting, crocheting, reading, playing dominoes and bingo, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and just spending quality time with family and friends.  Ms. Elaine was an active member of the PTA during her children’s school age years, and she was also an active member in the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many, many years.


Visitation and service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9:00AM-11:00AM until the time of service at 11:00AM at First Baptist Church in Merryville, LA. Brother Wayne Squyres will officiate.  Burial will follow at Hennigan Cemetery in Merryville, LA.

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