Joyce Southern Jackson, age 72, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Friday, January 8, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Joyce was born May 29, 1948 in Cartersville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Southern; her mother and step-father, Annie Laura Wilkins Slaton and Millard Slaton; and her sister, Betty Wiggington.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Guinn Jackson of the residence; sons, Seth Alan Jackson, and Shane and Jill Jackson all of Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Jacob Jackson, Brody Jackson, Gavin Jackson, Ryker Jackson, Christeth Jackson, Lia Jackson and Beau Jackson; brother, Wilburn C. Southern of Chatsworth, GA; sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Williams of Cartersville, GA; step-brother, Jamie Slaton of Dalton, GA; uncles and aunt, Buster and Ruth Wilkins, and Monroe Wilkins both all of Dalton, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Joyce Southern Jackson will be held Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with Reverend Denny Smith officiating. She will be laid to rest at West Hill Cemetery with close friends and family serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, and after 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, until the service hour.
Due to the national health crisis and the COVID-19 virus, masks must be worn properly at all times and social distancing must be observed when visiting the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Dr. Dalton, GA 30721, (706) 226-4002.