Thelma A. Jackson

Thelma Ada Wade Jackson, age 87, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 after a brief illness.  She was born on December 19, 1930 to the late Wesley and Lucille Wade in Knoxville, TN. She was a member of Lennon-Seney United Methodist Church.  She is a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1950.  Thelma was employed by the Knoxville Police Department, where she was a meter maid. Thelma is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sam Jackson; son, Dwight Henry; brothers, John “Jack” Black and Alexander “Bud” Wade; sisters, Alease Gibson and Evelyn Browne; and grandson, Rodney Wilson. She leaves to mourn her daughter, Sharon Walton of Huntsville, AL; son, Andra Jackson; grandchildren: Shree Wilson, Sophronia Jackson, David Howell, Andra Jr., Leslie Davenport and DeAndre’ Jackson; great-grandchildren: Sadaja Frazier, Elijah Wilson, Dreiona and Andraya Jackson; great-great grandchildren: Demond Young and Olyria Petty; devoted childhood friend, Jacqueline “Sister” Taylor; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thanks to Jackie Marshall, Wilma Steel and the Avalon Hospice staff. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the William V. Powell, Jr. Memorial Chapel, Unity Mortuary.  The funeral service will follow with Rev. Dr. Elston McLain officiating. Arrangements made with integrity by Unity Mortuary. Mr. Jackson’s guestbook can be signed on-line at and

4 Responses to “Thelma A. Jackson”

  1. Celeste White says:

    Your Pennsylvania family miss you Aunt Thelma.

  2. Celeste White says:

    Your Pennsylvania family will miss you Aunt Thelma.

  3. KAY ASBURY says:

    Sharon, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
    I love you cousin and will continue to pray for you and your family.
    God Bless you!!!!!!

  4. KAY ASBURY says:

    Sharon, love you and will continue to pray for you and your family.
    I love you cousin and don’t hesitate to call if you need anything.

    love Kay

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