Funeral services for Judy “Carol” Scarboro Jackson, 79 of Swainsboro, were held Monday, April 11, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Don Carroll and Rev. Ervin Stapleton officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m., and her body laid in state at the church one hour prior to the service. She died Saturday, April 9, 2022 at her residence.
Mrs. Judy “Carol” Scarboro Jackson was born January 24, 1943 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, to the late Lonzie and Madie Henry Scarboro. She attended Swainsboro High School and was previously employed with Winn Dixie until its closing. Mrs. Jackson retired from Citizens Bank of Swainsboro after more than 20 years of service and was one of its stockholders. She was the glue of her family; once a member of her family, you were always her family and cared for dearly. Mrs. Jackson was an avid yard seller, and she was a collector of cookie jars, depression and carnival glass, and tea cups. She made every occasion special, even afternoon sweets and coffee with the grandchildren, who had their own special tea cup for the event. Sunday dinner was a family event and Christmas was her favorite holiday, which she made extra special. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Alvin J. Jackson; sisters, Adele Chalker and Martha Amerson; and daughter-in-law, Sabrina Jackson.
Survivors include her daughters, Tammy Barton (Lyn) and Leslie Wiggins (Joe) all of Swainsboro; son, Mitch Jackson of Swainsboro; sisters, Margie Jones and Jean Jones both of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Matthew Barton, Adam Wiggins (Danyelle), Maegan J. Shafer (Cody), Malanie J. Freeman (T.J.), Savannah Jackson, Brendon Jackson, and Justice Hughes; great-grandchild, Wyatt Shafer; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Odie Durden, Perry Ramsey, T. J. Freeman, Cody Shafer, Scotty Jones, and Jeff Dekle were pallbearers.
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.