Jackie Eaves Williamson
November 27, 1928 – November 23, 2017
Jackie Eaves Williamson, 88, of DeRidder, La, passed from this life on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born in Merryville, LA, on November 27, 1928 to Wm. Britton and Nannie C. Eaves. Jackie graduated from Merryville High School, Class of 1946. She married Norris O. Williamson on September 11, 1947, and they were married for over 45 years. Jackie worked for many years in the Civil Service Industry at Fort Polk, before her retirement. She went on to work for the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Department where she would also later retire. Jackie was deeply involved in the Cannon Cemetery Association, where she was elected to the office of Secretary/Treasurer. She worked tirelessly for over 30 years, until her death, and was instrumental in making Cannon Cemetery one of the most beautiful and well-kept cemeteries in the area. Jackie never stopped going – She stayed busy and worked hard her whole life. Even after Norris passed away in 1994, she continued living a vigorous and active life. She was well-known for her delicious cooking and everyone enjoyed her Christmas candy that she handed out to friends each year.
She is survived by one son, N.R. “Rusty” Williamson of Merryville, a granddaughter, Lisa Williamson Branch and husband Doug of Almadane, and a grandson, Joseph Williamson of Lake Charles. Also, three great-grandchildren, Christian Cervera and Victoria Rain Cervera of Lake Charles and Paris Newman of Almadane. Her brother, Henry Eaves of Moss Bluff and three sisters: Lora Evelyn Peavy of Little Rock, AR, Willie Bea Moses of DeRidder, LA and Linda Eaves Willis of Merryville, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris, parents Wm. Britton and Nannie C. Eaves, a granddaughter, Victoria Anne Williamson, daughter-in-law Sissy Williamson, her brother James R. “Bob” Eaves and two sisters: Vivian G. Eaves and Melba Baldridge.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 24, 2017 form 5:00 – 9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 25, 2017 also at Myers Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, LA. Brother Duryl Davis will officiate.