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Bernell Jackson

October 20, 1932 — January 10, 2024

Middleton, TN

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Bernell Jackson, a beloved food service supervisor at Western Mental Health Institute for 16 years. Bernell's life was filled with laughter, love, and an unwavering willingness to help others.

Born on October 20, 1932, in Hardeman County, Tennessee, to the late James William "Bub" Hudson and Nora Melvina Barnes Hudson, Bernell brought joy to everyone around her. She had a vibrant personality that could light up any room. Her infectious laughter and mischievous sense of humor made her a treasure to all who knew her. Bernell was known for making the best chocolate pies in town and could always be counted on to bring a smile to anyone's face.

Bernell peacefully passed away on January 10, 2024, with her family by her bedside in Bolivar, Tennessee. Her passing is deeply mourned by all those whose lives she touched.

Throughout her life, Bernell found great joy in her faith. She was a dedicated member of Hebron Baptist Church and loved the Lord with all her heart. She spent many years teaching Sunday School and Training Union, sharing her deep knowledge and love for God with others.

Bernell's proudest accomplishments were not measured by worldly achievements but rather by the impact she had on others' lives. Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and support those in need. Bernell's legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of those she helped along the way.

In addition to leaving behind cherished memories with countless friends and community members, Bernell is survived by her loving family. She is survived by her children Nancy White (Tom) of Middleton, Vickie Rainey of Middleton, J.D. Howell (Barbara) of Pocahontas, and Billy Jackson (Mary Nell) of Middleton. Bernell also leaves behind nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on August 1, 2019, by her husband, Parnell Jackson, whom she married on March 3, 1956, in Corinth, MS, a half sister, Dessie Majors; three half brothers, Presley Hudson, Dale and E.G. Briggs; two brothers, Glynn and Golden Hudson and a son in law, Danny Rainey.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in Bernell's name to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org/donate) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org/donate).

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, January 13, 2024

5:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Visitation

Sunday, January 14, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Funeral Service

Sunday, January 14, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Interment

Sunday, January 14, 2024

3:30 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery

2580 Hebron Road, Middleton, TN 38052

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