Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Margaret Jackson, 87, of Belton died March 3 in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Belton Church of Christ with Joe Baisden and Tom Bever officiating. Burial was in Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple.
Mrs. Jackson was born March 8, 1924 in Hondo to William Charles and Annie Bertha Blair Montgomery. She was reared in the Houston, Oglesby and the Brookhaven area near Lake Belton.
She married Lee Ed Bigham Oct. 21, 1940 in Belton. They made their home at Sparta and Killeen before moving to Belton in 1950. Her parents died at early ages and she took her three siblings, Kenney, Bobby and Charlene Montgomery into her home and raised them as her own. They called her mother most of their lives. She and Lee Ed had two children, Lee Ed Bigham, Jr. and Frances Earline Cloudt.
May 8, 1955 Margaret married Ernest O. Jackson and he brought two daughters, Margaret Ann Jackson and Dorothy Lee Jackson Howard into the new family. Margaret raised seven children. She graduated from Scott & White School of Nursing and became a Licensed Vocational Nursein 1955 and became a nursing home administrator in 1966. She served as director of Crestview Manor Nursing Home from 1966-74 and served as director of three other area nursing homes until the early 1990s. She was a life-long member of the Belton Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, both of her husbands and a daughter, Dorothy Howard.
She is survived by a son, Lee Ed Bigham, Jr. of Belton, two daughters, Frances Earline Cloudt of Belton and Margaret Ann Jackson of Marble Falls, a sister, Charlene Rockholt and husband Roy, of Belton, five grandchildren and nephew John Rockholt of Belton who also calls her "granny", seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Belton Church of Christ, 3003 N. Main st., Belton, TX 7651.
Dossman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.