Ms. Lethia Ann Jackson — 1954-2019

Published 5:41 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2019

LANETT — Ms. Lethia Ann Jackson, 64, of Lanett, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Bethany House in Auburn. Ms. Jackson was born Aug. 3, 1954, Chambers County.

Lethia confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and united with the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. C.L. Daughtery. She continued working as a faithful servant under the leadership of the late Rev. Louis Upshaw and the current pastor, Dr. Lamar D. Johnson. Lethia was very involved in the church serving on various auxiliaries at Mt. Hermon and churches throughout the Valley. She was a member of the Mt. Hermon Mass Choir and the Gala for Christ Choir. She enjoyed singing for the Lord.

Ms. Jackson attended Chambers County public schools and was a member of the 1972 graduating class of Lanett High School. She was employed by WestPoint Pepperell and Lanier Memorial Hospital for many years and had recently been employed by Interface Flooring.

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“Lethia,” affectionately known as “Ann” by family and friends, was one of the most generous, kindhearted, loving, hugging and kissing individuals anyone could ever meet. She always had a smile on her face, never met a stranger and she knew how to compliment others. She forever had something kind to say to everyone and always said something that would make you laugh or smile. She genuinely loved and cared about people and often ministered to them whether it was in the grocery store, parking lot, mall, restaurant, at work or wherever.

She was preceded in death by her son, Takeshi E. “Keith” Jackson; her parents, Arthur James Winston and Ella Mae Flournoy Jackson Bailey; her brother, Oscar James “Buck” Jackson; sister, Annie Faye Peyton and grandparents, Nathan and Carrie Flournoy. Lethia Ann leaves to cherish her memories one sister, Linda Jackson, Lanett; one brother, Oscar Charles (Lanita) Winston, Atlanta; aunts Sarah Woody and Linda Flournoy, both of Lanett; uncles Tommy Lee Woody, Roosevelt (Louise) Flournoy, and Bobby (Christine) Jackson, all of Lanett, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service for Ms. Jackson will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET from the sanctuary of the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church with Dr. Lamar D. Johnson, pastor, serving as the eulogist, and Rev. W.G. Wimberly, Bishop Bertha H. Hodge, Pastor Carterris Tucker and Bishop Donald Lancaster assisting. Interment will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church on Friday, May 17, 2019, from noon until the funeral hour. To express online condolences, please visit our website at Final arrangements have been entrusted to M.W. Lee Mortuary of West Point.