Clarecia Jackson


Clarecia Jackson
Clarecia Jackson

Clarecia Jackson was born in Olney, Texas on March 2, 1940, to Tommie and Irene Roe. She went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2023. Tommie Roe served in WWII. While he was in the service, Mrs. Roe lived with son, Benny, and daughter, Clarecia in DeLeon, Texas.

In 1947, the Roe family moved to Abilene, Texas where Clarecia attended public schools. Then, Hardin Simmons University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. The week before Clarecia’s graduation, she married Donald Jackson and moved to Amarillo, where Don was stationed at Amarillo Air Force Base in the USAF. Clarecia’s first job in Amarillo was as secretary to the Deputy Commander of the base hospital. She was then promoted as secretary of the Commander of the Tech School until August 1966. Clarecia then left the work force to raise daughter, Sheri Wickman, and son, Mike Jackson. In 1993, she went back into the work force at Texas Workforce Commission until 2010.

Shortly after moving to Amarillo in 1962, Clarecia and Don joined First Baptist Church and immediately became involved in various church ministries. Clarecia sang in the choir and served in the WMU, holding many offices including president. Also, Clarecia and Wilma Tomes started the Flower Ministry which continues today. In addition, Clarecia was involved in VBS. She and Don have been directors of various Sunday School Departments. They have also served and participated in short term missions with the International Commission. Most importantly, her passion was in serving the Lord!

Clarecia was preceded in death by her parents, 11 aunts and uncles, and several cousins. She is survived by her husband, Donald Jackson; daughter, Sheri D. Wickman and husband Brad; son, Mike Jackson; brother, Benny Roe and wife Linda; 3 grandsons, Colin Wickman and wife Breck, Cole Wickman, and Corbin Wickman; niece, Lezlie Roe; nephew, Tommy Roe; and uncle, Ardis Fisher.

The family would love friends to celebrate Clarecia’s life:

Visitation will be held Friday, June 16th, 2023, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers located at 2800 Paramount Blvd in Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 17th, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church located at 1200 S Tyler St. in Amarillo, Texas.

Graveside burial will follow the service & brief reception in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.

The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church choir or Flower Ministry, International Commission, 260 W. Continental Dr., Lewisville, Texas 75067 (an organization that engages in worldwide missions), or Wayland Baptist University, 1900 W. 7th, Plainview, Texas 79072.

Plants in lieu of flowers.

9 Replies to “Clarecia Jackson”

  1. Clarecia was more than a friend to us, so close to our hearts although we were living on different continents. Her faith was so inspiring and we were so blessed to meet her.
    She will stay in our hearts forever.
    Thank You so much. We will see each other in heaven again.

  2. What a dear and precious friend. She will be missed so much. Don, you both were such an inspiration as to how to serve and love.

    Love you,
    Angela Lee

  3. Sheri, I am thinking about you and your family. I’m so sorry I won’t be able to go to the service, but please know you and your whole family are in my prayers. ❤️

  4. Clarecia Jackson was such a wonderful friend to me. I loved singing in the Sanctuary Choir with her. She put a priority on the things of the Lord. She always wanted to tell others about Christ. She made sure her children were in church each week,
    Thank you Clarecia for showing us how to serve in God’s House.

  5. Clarecia, my younger dear friend for over 70 years is now with our Lord in all of His Glory. Grateful to have had special times together in recent years because of my sister, Dona Farris. Clarecia special ministry at FBC was the Flower Ministry and I never see the altar arrangement without remembering her and the multitude of flowers she lovingly took to those who needed to see her smiling face. Many times our own family was the recipient of Clarecia love.

  6. Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

  7. Mike,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are here if we can do anything for you. We are praying for you and your family!

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