Funeral Services for Ms. Marietta "Candy" Jackson will take place at 12:00 PM, Saturday, June 14th at the General Trass High School Auditorium. Visitation is Friday, June 13th, from 1 to 5 PM in the Brannum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service in Gaither Memorial Cemetery.
Her Life and Legacy
On March 22, 1962, a darling angel was born to Jessie L. Coleman and the late Willie Johnson. They named her Marietta “Candy”. She was the joy that brought smiles to the entire family.
Being reared by her loving mother, the late Ms. Oleaner “Missy” Green, who preceded her in death, she was taught and grew up trusting in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she served until the day of her demise.
She attended the schools of East Carroll Parish, graduating from Lake Providence Senior High in 1980. She later furthered her education by attending Delta College and Robinson Business College in Monroe, LA , Candy was also a graduate of the Police Academy at the University of Louisiana.
Employed as a police officer for the Lake Providence PoliceDepartment for twenty years, as a dispatcher for the East Carroll Sheriff Department, and as Deputy Sheriff at the East Carroll Detention Center, Marietta enjoyed working in Corrections until her health failed. She confessed Christ on July 19, 1972 and baptized by the late Rev. Fred Jones, Sr. She became an active and faithful member of Cain Ridge #2 under the leadership of Rev. Jessie C. Knight. She was member of the choir as well as the community choir at the Baptist Center, Sunday school secretary, and a member of Eureka Chapter #64 Order of Eastern Star. On Sunday, June 8, 2014, God saw that she was getting weary, so he gently whispered to his angel ‘Candy, come home and take your rest.” She leaves to carry on her legacy her son, John R. Jackson, who was the apple of her eye; a special play sister Ranata (Mitchell) Lewis, Mother, Jessie L. Coleman of Lake Providence, one brother, Frederick (Alicia) Jackson of Lake Providence, one sister, Rosetta Jackson, Monroe, LA, a special uncle, Ben Jones. Fort Worth, TX, two special aunts, Delores Martin and Lillie Shelton both of Lake Providence, two special nieces, Latasha Jackson Hollis of Monroe, LA and Aliala Jackson of Lake Providence, LA, Two Godsisters, Sarah Carter Johnson of Texas and Ashley Heard of Lake Providence, a God-daughter, Miranda Powell of Shreveport, LA, Two special friends Janet Spriggs, Tammy Gibson of Lake Providence, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.