Monday, September 27, 2010

Community Saddened by the loss of Lavera Gilcrest Jackson

Early this morning in our community, the word came down that Ms. Lavera Jackson had given up the Earthly journey and joined the saints in Life Eternal. She joins her husband Cleveland Jackson, Jr.; her father Earl Gilcrest, and her mother Dollie Gilcrest among many others. She was the mother of Cleveland Jackson, III and Tawonna Jackson Edwards.

Lavera was a staple at the Eliza Miller Junior High School where she worked in the administrative offices for many years. She was also a staple at the Spring Lake Missionary Baptist Church in the Southland Community. She also served her community by assisting with elections for many, many years.

Professional, courteous and friendly were the trademarks of Ms. Jackson's public presence. She was always helpful and altruistic. She will certainly be missed. I ask that you join me in praying for help family and friends as we make this transition.


Stay informed:
Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
501-291-1735 Main Number
870-817-7400 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax

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