Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM on the lawn of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 630 Mask Road, Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Eddie Mae Jackson was born the second child and oldest daughter to the parentage of Eddie Daniel Jackson and Annie Lou Merritt Jackson on September 18, 1947 in Americus, Georgia.
Eddie Mae was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, graduating from Sumter County High School in 1965. She was reared giving thanks and service to God at New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Soon after graduating from high school, Eddie Mae married and moved to Hartford Connecticut where she and her husband welcomed two handsome sons, Eddie “Stevie”, Jr. and Calvin, to the family and she doted on them whenever and wherever she could. Eddie Mae secured employment at Pratt and Whitney where she mastered her craft as an inspector. She often shared stories about her experiences and relationships gained there. She remained at Pratt and Whitney for many years until she decided to retire and soon returned to Georgia.
Eddie Mae married Eugene Williamson of Schley County and they shared over 20 years of love and devotion until his passing in October 2020.
As she settled back into a more calming and serene “country” life, Eddie Mae would not sit still and even though retired, she continued to work. She found a new love of service for children in the Sumter County School System. Eddie was drawn to lending herself to special needs students and relished numerous opportunities to hone in on her giving spirit and joyful personality through developing bonds with them and their families.
“Mrs. E.”, as she was affectionally known by her students and colleagues, always displayed a natural sense of caring and purpose which soon radiated throughout the building and eventually everyone grew to know and love her.
She was a free spirit and easily adapted with any population, whether young or old. She never met a stranger. Eddie Mae was generous, mild-mannered, kindhearted, and caring. She loved to cook and was well known for her delicious sweet potato pies. She was an unwavering caregiver to her father, mother, aunt and husband. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Wallace, Samuel, Burl, and Patricia and her special aunt, Sylinda ”Nig” King, who was like a second mother to her.
Eddie Mae received her final call and release of service from this life on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Her legacy of love and fond memories will be cherished by all that knew and loved her.
Forever to celebrate her life she leaves her sons, Eddie “Stevie” Stephens, Jr., Hartford, Connecticut and Calvin Stephens, Marlboro, NY; three step-children, Kerry (Sonja) Williamson, Sr., Rosalyn Williamson, Dexter Williamson, Sr., all of Americus, GA; grandchildren, Eddie Jervon (Shannon) Stephens, Brittney Stephens, Chasity Stephens, Charvonne (Andre) Robinson, and Amber Johnson, step-grandchildren Brandon, Kenyeta, Kerry, Jr., Christopher, Cortez, Ronrica, Dawn, Jessica, Kerridias, Kerin, Dexter, Jr.; great-grandchildren; two loving and devoted brothers, Ansley (Sharon) Jackson and Johnny (Vanessa) Jackson; a caring and faithful sister-in-law Peggy Jackson, all of Americus, Georgia;in-laws/spouses, Mary Lizzie Beavers, Willie Arthur (Rose) Williamson, Christine Stewart, Josephine (Samuel) Mercer, Annie Mildred Williamson, Annie Pearl (Paul) Smith, Mary Francis Hayes, Ella Pearl Williamson, Minnie Williamson; aunts, Mozelle Harris, Atlanta, Georgia and Mattie Jackson, Rochester, New York; devoted friends Linda Ward, Ann Sawtelle, Denise Johnson, Hattie Ferguson, Abidel Battle and “ her boutique shopping club”, Cheryl Raven, Pam Dowdell, and Anna Sumlin; and a host of beloved nieces (including Ashunia Pless and Lashonta Glover), nephews, cousins and friends.