Kristy Knox Jackson

May 19, 1960 - October 16, 2012
October 19, 2012   6:00-8:00 P.M.
Hanner Funeral Service
October 20, 2012   10:00 A.M.
Atlanta Church of Christ
Smyrna Cemetery

Kristy Ann Knox Jackson, 52, passed from this life, October 16, 2012, in Good Shepherd Hospital, Longview, Texas, with her family at her side. She was born May 19, 1960 in Atlanta, Texas.

Kristy graduated from Atlanta High School, Atlanta, Texas, in 1978, where she played flute in the band. She attended Tyler Junior College Nursing School and completed the EMT course, passing her states boards with a high score. Because of health problems, she retired from University of Texas Health Center, Tyler.

Kristy loved life. She enjoyed her family and family get-togethers. In her younger life she worshipped God at the Atlanta Church of Christ, in recent years at the First Baptist Church, Henderson, Texas. She loved nature and God's creatures, and was especially fond of her dog, Max. Kristy always enjoyed a good book and cooking for her family and friends. Her chicken and dumplings as well as her sweet potato and buttermilk pies were the best. She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers and always delighted in playing wheel of fortune with her dad and brother. Kristy never hesitated to help others throughout her life. Until her health failed her, she was a volunteer at the Henderson Health and Rehab Center.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, H. O. and Estelle Taylor and her paternal grandparents, Jim and Olean Knox.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Jackson, and daughter, Emma Ann Jackson of Henderson, Texas; her parents James and Molly Knox of Atlanta, Texas; one sister, Jill Williams, of St. Petersburg, Florida; one brother and wife, Robert and Carol Knox of Richardson, Texas; one special step-son, Tracey Fortman; nieces, Jennifer Knox, Katherine Knox, and Emily Knox; nephews, Bobby Hudson, Robert Taylor Knox, and Dylan Williams; sister-in-law and husband, Alice and Ronnie Hinkle of White Oak, Texas, nieces, Lindsey McClung and husband Lane, and Jessica Purifoy and husband, JonMark. A special cousin, Jeff Gill of Clarksville, Arkansas, and aunts and uncles who loved her dearly, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Kristy will be Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Atlanta Church of Christ at 10:00 a.m. Visitation is Friday, October 19, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 at Hanner Funeral Home in Atlanta. Burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Emma Jackson College Fund at Wells Fargo.


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bySandy Gholson Glover

October 22, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kristy was the best.
byDawn & Zac Kennedy

October 22, 2012

Our deepest sympathy for your whole family.
byLee and Martha Major

October 20, 2012

byJud & Pam Hunt

October 20, 2012

To Kristy's family,
We were so sorry to hear of Kristy's passing. We met her at our daughter and son-in-law's wedding (Rhonda & Tracy Fortman) a few years back. She was a very sweet lady and our sympathy goes to the entire family. You are in our prayers.
byAlvin and Linda Jackson

October 19, 2012

Alvin and I are so sorry about Kristy's death. You probably know we lost our daughter, Lori, 8 years ago so we can somewhat understand what you are going through. I can only tell you to depend on God and His grace is sufficient. It does get easier with time but the loss never goes away. You and all your family are in our prayers.

Linda and Alvin Jackson
byjean ann

October 19, 2012

byjean ann

October 19, 2012

Growing up together and meeting at grandmommys every summer, the giggles, the fun, the memories are what have made us what we are as adults. It was Kristy who was the leader of the group and she kept us out of alot of trouble with grandmommy and granddaddy. If only we had kept more in touch as we grew up and went on with our lives. never take a friend or relative for granted for tomorrow they may be gone. Kristy was loved to the moon and back and will be missed just as much. always your cousin, jean ann
byNancy Jackson Daniels

October 19, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate and friend of Kristy's. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

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