View Original NoticeJoNita Quaid

JoNita Jackson Quaid was born on December 4, 1943 to the union of Joseph Coy Jackson and Gladys Morrison Jackson.  She went home to be with her Jesus on July 14, 2019 at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe, LA with Brother Jeremiah Andrews officiating.  Visitation will be  from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  Interment will be at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson, Louisiana.

Although JoNita had no biological children of her own, she loved and nurtured many in her life.  She said she had to make sure every child knew Jesus, and how much He loved them.  Called Nana by many and Aunt Jo, by her nieces and nephews she made sure they all knew about Jesus.

Shortly before her home going Jo would say over and over, “I just want to go home to be with Jesus.”  We would all tell her the same thing, “It’s not God’s will yet.  When it’s time He will come and get you.”  I found something about God’s will and read it to her.  She said, “Ok, I’ll let Him drive.  I never could drive very good anyway.”  This is what I read to her.

God’s will is a little like taking a Sunday drive with God behind the wheel.  God is driving.  He might turn where you don’t expect a turn or go through a valley that feels too dark.  But you don’t have to worry about a thing, because you’re just the passenger.  Whatever happens, God will get you home in the end as long as you let Him drive.  That’s God’s will.

JoNita was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Coy and Gladys Morrison Jackson, three sisters:  Frankie O’neal Jackson Kirby, Bobbie Rae Jackson Kirby and Nancy Elvira Jackson Tarra and one brother Joseph Coy Jackson, Jr.  Left to cherish her memory is one sister:  Billie Katherine Jackson Alford of Morton, MS, and her nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Drew Audirsch, Zach Bartlett, Trey McLemore, Dakota Breshears, Gregg Hill, Steven Palowsky, Charlie Baxter and John Nix.

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