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Marianne Jackson

June 16, 1949 — April 20, 2020

Marianne Jackson

Marianne Jackson age 70 of Clarksville, TN passed away on Monday April 20, 2020 at Signature Healthcare in Clarksville. She was born June 16, 1949 in Clopton, AL, the daughter of the late Clarence Thomas and Eula Mae Glanton Thomas. Marianne is a graduate of Kent State University, earning a BS and an MSA degree. She went on to teach English for many years at Kent State until moving to Clarksville where she taught English and Creative Writing at Nashville State Clarksville Campus. She loved to write and had published many works of poetry and short stories. She is a part of the Family of Faith Ministries and served on the Mother Board. She was a creative flower arranger and owned A Floral Experience, a flower shop in Canton, Ohio. She enjoyed making flower arrangements for friends and was known as an excellent cook. She is survived by two sons, Damon Thomas (Cassandra) of Yorktown, VA; Dwane Thomas (Isabell) of Madrid, Spain; three daughters, Davena Thomas-Milich of Akron, OH; Diandra Jackson of Canton, OH; and Darvaina Jackson-Dailey (Stevie) of Clarksville, TN. Also surviving are two brothers Kenneth Thomas, Timothy Thomas and three sisters Pamela Evans, Gloria Pope, and Elaine Newman. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Marianne is preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, Edward Wayne Jackson, and a brother Clarence Thomas Jr. In keeping with the current Covid restrictions, family funeral services will be conducted on Saturday April 25, 2020 at 12 noon at Gateway Funeral Home with Bishop Anthony Alfred officiating. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until 12 noon on Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center 335 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by going to www.gatewayfh.com. MAYBE If someone held me, maybe the pain will stop. If someone held me, Maybe this pain- filled fog Will lift from my weary soul. If someone held me, maybe I'll be able to hold on to life. If someone held me, maybe this pain will cease its spinning of me, out of control. If someone held me and rocked me along side of this pain, maybe, just maybe I will make it, one more day. Marianne Thomas-Jackson

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

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Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center

335 Franklin St, Clarksville, TN 37040

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center

335 Franklin St, Clarksville, TN 37040

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