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Obituary for Mattie M. Jackson

December 18, 1937 – May 13, 2023

Mrs. Mattie M. “Mother” Jackson, known to many as “Mother Jackson,” 85, passed away on May 13, 2023.

Mattie M. "Mother" Jackson
Mattie M. “Mother” Jackson

She was born in Pontotoc, Miss. on Dec. 18, 1937, the daughter of the late Willie B. and Lucille (nee Atkinson) Lusk. She married David W. Jackson on Oct. 30, 1969. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1996.

Mrs. Jackson worked as a nurse until 1976. Shortly after, she started her own cleaning service.

Mrs. Jackson never met a stranger. She loved to cook for her family and her friends. She was known for her southern cooking, cakes and pies, and especially her famous hot sauce. Mrs. Jackson was also very devoted to her Christian faith and her church family. She was First Lady of Mt. Calvary COGIC from 1985-1996.

She is survived by her children: Johnny Evans of Pontotoc, Miss., Hugh Vaughn of Racine, Ann (Bishop Charles) Jones of Caledonia, David W. (Brenda) Jackson Jr. of Racine, Thomas Evans of Jeffersonville, Ind., Ricky Evans of Green Bay, and Roger Jackson of New York; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; her brothers and sister: Willie B. Lusk of Racine, Arthur Lee of Ponotoc, Miss., William B. (Carolyn) Lusk of California, Margaret Ann (Henderson) Ramsey of Dyersburg, Tenn.; adopted sons, Howard Macre of Milwaukee and Adriel Walton of Racine; godson, Cortez Bell of South Dakota; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by two sons, James and Lawrence Evans.


Family and friends are invited to meet at North Pointe United Methodist Church (3825 Erie St., Racine) on Saturday, May 27, 2023, for a visitation from 11 a.m. – noon. A service celebrating Mother Jackson’s life and Homegoing will follow at noon with Bishop Charles Jones officiating. Her interment will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 11 a.m.

The family has chosen Miller’s Flowers for floral arrangements.

Obituary and photo of Mrs. Mattie M. “Mother” Jackson courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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