Grace P. Jackson: Feb. 27, 2019

Published 4:15 pm Thursday, February 28, 2019

BISHOP — Mrs. Grace Peacock Cooper Jackson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at High Shoals Health & Rehab in Bishop, Ga., just one day after her 95th birthday.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, in the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St. Burial will be private.

The family will receive visitors between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m. on Saturday and immediately following the service, at Hancock Funeral Home.

Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Taylor County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Peacock and the late Nan Brewer Peacock.

Mrs. Jackson led a remarkable long, Christian life. She was most recently a member of First Baptist Church of Macon, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and Lady Shriners.

As a young woman, during World War II, Grace worked as a welder and welding inspector at Ingalls Ship Building in Pascagoula, Miss. As an entrepreneur, she successfully started and operated several businesses in Georgia and Alabama including the Melody Beauty Shops in Perry, Americus, Ellaville and Montezuma, Ga., the Red Barn Antiques store in Perry, Ga., the Shaklee Health Food store in Montgomery, Ala.,  and the Plains Bed & Breakfast Inn in Plains, Ga. As a mother and caregiver, on top of raising five children, Grace welcomed many others into her home and helped them pass through troubled times.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.S. “Buck” Jackson; and by stepson W.S. “Wayne” Jackson Jr.; son Julian Thomas “Sonny” Cooper Jr.; daughter Hilda Cooper Browder; and son-in-law, Charles Browder.

Survivors include two sons: Jack Cooper (Melba) of Bishop, Ga., and James Jackson (Lisa Kay) of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren: Heather Browder Sickman (Tom) of Forsyth, Ga., Hillary Browder-Terry (Tyce) of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., Holly Browder Long (Aaron) of Montgomery, Ala., Virgie Browder (Shelly) of Cecil, Ala., Charlie Browder (Leah) of Cecil, Ala., Jessica Cooper of Atlanta, Ga., Julian Thomas Cooper III (Mary) of Douglas, Ga., and Lance Entrekin (Jessica) of Gray, Ga.; great-grandchildren: Trent and  Cody Sickman, Isabella and Glenn Browder, Zebedee and Gracie Long, Julian Thomas Cooper IV, Brenden and Lucas Entrekin, and Amber and John Guthrie.

For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607; or to Affinis Hospice by mailing to Community Health Foundation, 1005 Boulder Drive, Gray GA 30132 and designating checks for Affinis Hospice.

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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mrs. Grace Peacock Cooper Jackson.