Mary Candace Tharp

Mary Candace Tharp[1]

Female 1922 - 2013  (90 years)

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  • Name Mary Candace Tharp 
    Born 25 Dec 1922  Gibson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Apr 2013  Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Highland Memorial Gardens, Jackson, Madison Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID P18810  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 

    Family Charles 'Raymond' Jackson,   b. 21 Nov 1919, Henderson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 2010  (Age 90 years) 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F5513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary copied from her Find-a-Grave memorial page:

      Published in The Jackson Sun on April 27, 2013

      Mary Tharp Jackson, age 90, died at her Jackson residence on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

      Mary was born in Gibson, Co. on December 25, 1922, the daughter of the late Samuel Evans and Lillian Lee Witherspoon Tharp. She was married to Raymond Jackson for sixty eight years, separated only by his death in May, 2010.

      She worked as secretary of the Bemis Pentecostal Church, and of the Tennessee District UPC. She retired as financial manager of the Bemis Post Office with twenty seven years of service.

      Her love was her family and serving her Lord Jesus Christ. She expressed her love to God by teaching Sunday school for youth and later, adults, for nearly sixty eight years. She served in leadership positions of the Ladies Auxiliary, teacher training programs, and seminars on the local, state, and national levels for the United Pentecostal Churches. Her family consisting of four children, fourteen grandchildren, and twenty two great-grandchildren, are a testimony to her belief in hard work, personal responsibility and devotion to God.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, as well as a sister, Eloise Speer; two brothers, James and Horace Tharp, and a grandson, Evan Weaver.

      She is survived by her son, Richard Jackson (Melba); daughters, Danita Sykes (Jerry), Carole Gordon (Al) and Gayla Morris (Vernon); thirteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florine Tidwell and Grace Holland, and one brother, Harold Tharp.

      Services: funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Calvary Church Ministries, with Rev. Ron Brown, Rev. Cliff Walker and Rev. Bill Luther officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

      Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steven Jackson, Jason Sykes, Justin Morris, Damon Morris, Brett Gordon and Shane England.

      The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Arrington Funeral Directors, and on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 1 p.m. until service time at Calvary Church Ministries.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the following church groups supported by Mrs. Jackson: The Calvary Church Ministries Building Fund, 235 Moize Cut-off Road, Jackson, TN 38305; Resonate Church, 2817 West End Ave., Suite 126-147, Nashville, TN 37203; and Christ Central Ministries, 159 Church Street N.E., Wagoner, SC 29201.

      Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, (731) 668-1111;

  • Sources 
    1. [S347985856] Rootsweb chart of June Johnson: Stewarts/Pricketts/Arrington . . ., (

    2. [S347984674] Find A Grave Website, (, Memorial# 25753356.

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