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.