Jackson ~ Mamie Louise Cook was born in Mobile, Alabama March 17th, 1936, to the late Julius and Viola Cook. At the age of seventeen, Mamie, after hearing The Three Angel’s Message during a tent meeting across the street from her home, was baptized into the Seventh day Adventist church. In her desire to serve the Lord, Mamie graduated from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in 1967, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.
Mamie mothered three children, Helen, Argette and Leonard, from her first marriage. She afterwards met Andrew Jackson, who loved the three children, as his own. They all fell in love, and wed October 24th, 1968, in Huntsville, Alabama, becoming a blended family. The family’s union was blessed with the birth of Mamie and Andrew’s daughter, Andrea R. Jackson (Swales). Again their family grew when, Andrew and Mamie petitioned and was granted guardianship of David, James, Tammy and Pammy Cook. Mamie was a devoted wife and mother to all eight of her children.
Sister Jackson for a large part of her working carrier was a Certified Medical Coder, working at several different hospitals and medical billing companies. Always industrious, Mamie was an entrepreneur, selling Amway, Avon, Herbalife and Melaleuca. Being versed in natural remedies, and wanting to spread the Gospel, Sister Jackson studied and practiced gospel, medical missionary work, and Colporteur Ministry. Being a Literature Evangelist for many years, Mamie loved to share her love for the Lord, through planting seeds by distributing books, as often as possible into the hands of those who needed to hear the Word of God.
One of Mamie’s many hobbies was sewing. Creating her own sewing patterns, she was a Milliner, making and selling beautiful women’s hats. Although her children didn’t have to make hats, she insisted that all 8 of them learn to sew, to mend, to have skills for which they could use in everyday life.
Being blessed with the Spirit of Hospitality and giving, her door was always open to anyone who needed a warm meal, a comfortable place to lay their head, or an up-lifting word. Mamie had a love of gardening, travel and especially music, her beautiful operatic voice could sooth the savage beast, giving way for the Holy Spirit to ease the troubled mind.
When our Heavenly Father allowed our Mother, our Sister, our Grandmother, Great Grandmother, our friend to rest, He was allowing us the opportunity to likewise carry the blood-stained banner. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19 KJV.
Beloved husband, Andrew Jackson (deceased)
Children: Helen Payton, David Cook, Argette (deceased) (George Sr.) Watson, James (Andrea) Cook, Leonard (deceased) (Aida) Payton I, Tammy Cook, Pammy Cook and Andrea (Tyrone) Swales.
Grandchildren: Juanita, Jasmine and Miles, Keanna & Chev’, George Jr., Rhonda and Randall, Sharnetta, Donnell and Eric, Carlos, Andrew and Leonard II, Tomika, Lisa and Jennifer, Jamal and Javon, Jonathan Jr. and Destinie.
Great Grandchildren: Jordan (deceased), Torrence, Austin, Gage and JyHeir, Leonorah, Xavier and Asher, Qinaya and Quintin, Argette, Shennard, Marcellus and Quinten, Charity, Stephanie, Joanne and James, Damien, Jayla and Jamari, Azariah & Knoa.
Parents: Julius & Viola Cook (deceased). Siblings: Gertrude, Louverta (deceased), Viola (deceased), Lucy (deceased), Johnny (deceased) and 1 other brother (deceased).
Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Mamie Jackson will be 11:00AM Monday, January 30, 2023 at First Bible Faith Ministry SDA - Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4050 Barnes Road. Visitation Sunday from 3 – 5:00 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Interment at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904-924-9400