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Obituary for Mary (Scott) Jackson

Mrs. Mary Jean (Scott) Jackson of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the age of 59. She was born December 25, 1963, the daughter of David Lucius “D.L.” Scott and Emmer Gene (Woodruff) Scott.

Mary was a beloved member of Newport High School Class of 1982. Following high school, she attended Job Corp in McKinney, Texas. It was there that she met her future husband, Troy on September 14, 1982. Two and a half years later after completing Job Corp, the couple moved to New Jersey, near the Jackson family. A few years later, Mary and Troy made their forever home in Newport. Miss Mary Scott married Mr. Troy Jackson on February 20, 1990, and together they enjoyed forty-one years as a couple and thirty-three years as husband and wife.

After settling in Newport, Mary began working at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pratt. Later, she began working in many homes, where her joyful and kind demeanor made her considered a special and dear friend especially in the homes of Ann and Ed Scoggins, Betsy and Tim Watson, Bettye and Bobby Newell, Pat and Jabez Jackson, Sue Ellen Burton, and Jan and Rhett Maris. Mary also worked regularly for many years at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and over the last few years she enjoyed helping at the church for special occasions.
Mary was a talented artist and she spent many hours sketching and painting. She also greatly enjoyed time spent outdoors gardening and could care for and make nearly any plant grow and flourish.

Mary was full of joy and laughter. Her greatest love was her family. She adored her parents and siblings. Mary's greatest sources of pride and joy, were her children, grandchildren, and husband, Troy.
Mary will forever be remembered for her giving heart and spunky spirit, and for always wanting to share with her family and friends.

She was a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her twin sister, Martha, on December 25, 1963.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Troy Jackson of the home; one son, Troy Scott and wife, Sequoia, of Newport; one daughter, Tiffeny Rucker and husband, Vernon, of Beebe; her parents, David Lucious “D.L.” Scott and Emmer Gene (Woodruff) Scott of Newport; nine grandchildren, Vernon Rucker, Jr., Ta’Kira Rucker, Ta’Nijah Rucker, Ta’Mya Rucker, Travon Scott, Jayden Scott, Kimorah Dean, Kyrie White, and Mariyah Roddy; six brothers, Joseph Scott and wife, Alexandria of Newport, Rudolph Scott of Newport, David Scott and wife, Linda, of Osceola, Sammy Lynn and wife, Bobbie, of Conyers, Georgia, Pelvin Scott and wife, Forlanda of Newport, and Sammy Lee Scott of Newport; one sister, Trudy Greer and husband, Richard, of Newport; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a lifetime of friends.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Friday, March 3, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Auvergne. Her cousin, Bro. Ricky Joe Clark will officiate, assisted by Pastor Ira Crite.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Vernon Rucker, Jr., Scott Brown, Richard Greer, Kevin Robinson, Ronnie Bailey, and Ryan Armstrong.

Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
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