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Sydney Gail Jackson

June 15, 1949 ~ August 16, 2020

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Ms. Sydney Gail Jackson, 71, died Sunday, August 16, 2020, at her home in Oxford, MS. A visitation for Ms. Jackson will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Waller Funeral Home with a funeral service following in the Chapel with Rev. Michael Holland officiating.

Born to the late John Sidney and Kathryn Hitt Jackson, Ms. Jackson was a retired Human Resources Coordinator for Harrah’s entertainment. She also worked at RSVP as a foster grandparent. She volunteered at Bramlett in the Pre-K. She was a devout member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening. She was a sweet, Christian lady and always tried doing the right thing. Her faith never wavered during her illness, and she loved her Jesus. Ms. Jackson moved to Memphis, TN in 1970 where she worked for Holiday Inn’s. She worked as the Executive Secretary for Jim House of Holiday Inn’s. She loved her dog, Jacke. They were together for 12 years. She was also a very beautiful lady and loved by her friends and family.

Ms. Jackson is survived by two sons, Brett Holland of Lakeland, TN and John Holland or Bartlett, TN; a step-daughter, Julia Kelly of Independence, MS; two sisters, Bobbye  Shields of Oxford, MS and Phoebe Corder, and her husband, Jerry of Collierville, TN; four grandchildren, Amber Sky Holland of Oxford, MS, Kayla Rhea Holland of Honolulu, HI, Carla Childs of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Johnathan Holland of Bartlett, TN; two step-grandchildren, Elise Kelly of Independence, MS, and Cole Kelly of Independence, MS; one great-grandchild, Giovanni Sky Middleton of Honolulu, HI; and her best friend, Brenda Ceprini of Oxford, MS.

Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Ms. Sydney Gail Jackson’s memory can be made to First Baptist Church of Oxford, 800 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655.

*In accordance with guidelines issued by the State of Mississippi, social distancing guidelines will be followed and face coverings should be worn. If you or someone living with you is experiencing fever, cough or other symptoms related to COVID 19, have tested positive for COVID 19 or are awaiting test results for COVID 19, we kindly ask that you do not attend.*


Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:00AM – 12:00AM

Waller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
419 Highway 6 West P.O. Box 1200
Oxford, MS 38655


Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:00AM – 12:00AM

Waller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
419 Highway 6 West P.O. Box 1200
Oxford, MS 38655


Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:00PM – 12:00AM

Woodlawn Memorial Park
US 51
Grenada, MS 38901

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