Bessie Overman Jackson, 87, of Black Oak, died Saturday, Oct. 26. 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was a homemaker, member of Black Oak Church of Christ, and had lived in the Black Oak and Caraway area most of her life. She was employed by the Caraway School Lunchroom system for 30 years and was awarded an honorary diploma by Caraway Alumni Association. She enjoyed crafts of all types and was active with several different clubs involved in community service.
She is survived by two sisters, Anita Boatman and Mattie Anderson, both of Caraway; two brothers, Aaron Williams of Cabool, Mo., and Jessie Williams of Trumann; three sons, Ben Overman of Jonesboro, Jerry Overman of Conway, and Roger Overman of Caraway; two step-sons, Larry Jackson of Memphis, and Douglas Jackson of Marion; four daughters, Darlene Watkins and Janis Dubois, both of Jonesboro, Elouise Fire of Caraway, Bettye Baugh of Memphis; two step-daughters, Patsy Burnham of Joelton, Tenn., and Angie Henry of Jonesboro; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Mearl Henry officiating. Burial was in the Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family requests that anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Caraway Senior Citizens program or a favorite charity of their choice.