Vernie Edith Jackson, 91-year-old Mooreland resident, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in the Woodward Hospital and Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Assembly of God Church of Mooreland with the Rev. Larry Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery east of Mooreland. Arrangements are under the direction of Billings Funeral Home.
Vernie Edith Roedell Blaksley Jackson was born on Jan. 26, 1909, on the family farm three miles northeast of Quinlan, Qkla., to Edwin J. and Selena May (Harper) Roedell.
Vernie attended the Quinlan schools. She was married to John Roscoe Blaksley on Nov. 2, 1927, in Quinlan.
To this union two children were born, Louise in 1928 and John "Bud" in 1931. They made their home in Quinlan where Vernie worked in the home and Roscoe worked for himself as a mechanic. They attended the Quinlan United Methodist Church and then in 1946 attended the Mayfield Assembly of God Church, southeast of Quinlan. Roscoe preceded her in death in 1952.
In October of 1954 Vernie was married to Isaiah William "Bill" Jackson, who worked as a signal maintainer for the Santa Fe Railroad. They made their home in Mooreland. They moved to Higgins, Texas, in 1958, and then to Woodward in the early 1970s. After Bill's death in 1978 Vernie moved to Mooreland.
Vernie was a faithful member of the Assembly of God Church. She was very faithful in her tithing, praying, reading and studying the Bible. She was very active in the women's ministry and was a supporter of the Boys and Girls Missionary Crusade. Vernie loved to sew for her family and friends and also enjoyed quilting, crocheting afghans and embroidering.
She is survived by one son, John "Bud" Blaksley and wife Peggy of Ketchum. Okla.; son-in-law Wesley Bird of Mooreland; one brrother, Sam Roedell of Shreveport, eight grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Louise Bird, five sisters, Dolly Andress, Carrie Barkley, Cora Roedell, Mary DeBock, Grace Clements; seven brothers, Frank, Henry, Clarence William, Herman, Loris, and her twin, Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Assembly of God Church in. Mooreland with the funeral home acting as custodian.
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