April 20, 1919 ~ May 20, 2022
Born in: Normangee, Texas
Resided in: Normangee, Texas
Ola Mae Faulkner Jackson, age 103, passed away Friday morning at the home of her grandson Bryan Smith. Her son Gary Smith and her daughter Brenda Gould were at her bedside when she went to meet the Lord. For the last few weeks of her life, she was being lovingly cared for by her great granddaughter, Sailor Smith.
Services will be held Monday May 23, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Interment will be at Smithwick Cemetery, Marble Falls Texas at 2:30 p.m.
Services will be provided by Cozart Funeral Home, 220 Heath St. Normangee Texas.
Ola Mae was born in Normangee, Leon County, Texas. Her father Alton A. Faulkner and her mother Minnie Ola Batson Spillers were married in Leon County. When she was younger, she hunted with her brother Floyd. She was an excellent shot. She had three sons and two daughters and worked very hard to provide for her children. Her oldest son was born in 1943 and the youngest in 1956. She cared for her mother and raised a grandson, Bryan, in addition to her own five.
Ola Mae was a natural born caregiver. She worked well into her 80’s saying that someone had to take care of the old people. Old or young she gathered people up like she gathered up her chickens and cared for them. She loved to quilt and admired Aunt Effie Batson’s tatting. But being outside in the yard was a passion for her. She could plow a straight furrow with a hand plow that was amazing to behold in her small neat garden.
Grandchildren was another one of her passions. There seem to be a grandchild or great grandchild some where near a great deal of the time.
She was preceded in death by her children’s father, Ervin Lee Smith and by her children’s stepfather Riley Zebulon Jackson. She was also preceded by her sons Max Leon Smith and Ervin Lee Smith Jr. a grandson Ashley Turner, a son-in-law Donald Turner and her brother Floyd Fortner.
Left behind to miss her are her children: Peggy Morris and her husband Bob. Brenda Gould and her husband David. Gary Smith and his wife Rosa Ann and daughters in law Elva Smith and Lucy Smith. Grandchildren: Michael and Stephen Smith. Wade and Raylon Turner and their sister Laticia Turner. Kellie Anderson her brother Even Jones and sister Windy Gould. Bryan Smith and his sister Melissa Reinholt. Gary D.Z Smith and sister Rebekah Cardenas. Also, many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Her youngest great grandchild Christopher Smith was born the year she turned 100 years old.
She was greatly loved and will be missed as much.