Sonya Jackson

TILLATOBA —  Mrs. Sonya Lynn Cole Jackson, 51, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24,  at Elam Baptist Church near Coffeeville with Rev. Rickey Harris and Rev. Roger Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

She was born Aug. 4, 1968 in Water Valley to Dale and Louise Wright Cole. She had worked for many years in food service at the Coffeeville and South Panola School Districts as well as in the office at Strider Academy. Sonya was a member of Tillatoba Baptist Church and will be remembered as a loving, kind soul who would always put others before herself.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Jackson; two sons, Hayden and Henry Lee Jackson; mother, Louise Wright Cole; three sisters, Tina Smitherman, Debbie McIntyre and Kathy Kennedy; one brother, Jeff Cole; mother-in-law, Sheila Jackson and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Cole and a daughter, Haleigh Stephens.

Pallbearers will be Clay Boyd, Donnie Dotson, Mark Hartley, B.J. Jackson, Kenneth Rowland and Cody Tartt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clayton Boyd, Colton Boyd, Dalton Boyd, Tommy Boyd, Zach Boyd, Jackson Jarrell, Jonathan Kennedy and Justin Rowland.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada.


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