"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Known to many family members and friends as Little Sis, Aunt Sis, Sweet Sis, Mommy, our blessed loved one, Elizabeth Jackson Walls Smith was called home to be with the Lord Monday, September 6, 2021. Jesus ushered her through the gates of heaven with the peace and submission that she has shown throughout her lifelong walk with the Lord with full assurance, trust, and love of God. Elizabeth is the youngest daughter born to Oscar and Bertha Jackson from Georgetown, Georgia on June 4, 1935. Elizabeth has always been family oriented and loved her parents very much and did her best to please them. She would always remark that her parents provided an abundance of love to her, her siblings and a special niece and nephew who were raised with her as siblings. She would often remark that her parents sacrificed a great deal for all of the children. The Jacksons relocated from the south to provide a better life for the family and always had an open door to all in need. Elizabeth was preceded in death by siblings, Deaconess Effie Smith, Annie Frances Johnson, Ozzie Lee Woods, Oscar Jackson Jr., Jimmie Lee Jackson and Will Jackson. Elizabeth graduated Burlington City Public High School, where she was a leading member of the winning Burlington City High School basketball
team, choir, and a part of the home economics sewing program. Elizabeth was statuesque and could have easily become a professional model. She often designed and sewed her own clothing. She was blessed by God with many talents, including a keen mind for learning (doing
well in school), a beautiful God given lead singing voice, and being artistically inclined (beautiful penmanship and drawing).
Elizabeth was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1945 where she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and sought to treat everyone with the love and kindness of Christ. She loved God and did not hesitate to speak about his goodness. Although Elizabeth had trials and tribulations during her younger years, as she matured, she grew closer and closer to the Lord. While seeking his direction to be of service to him, Elizabeth strongly believed the Lord spoke to her and said, “Why don’t you become a Sunday school teacher.” After graduating from Manna Bible Institute with honors, she was blessed to teach Sunday school at Tabernacle. Elizabeth would frequently speak of the privilege of teaching, her love for Tabernacle Baptist Church and her wonderful Pastor and singing with the Senior Choir. It was a great joy in her life. Before recent illness, you could see and hear Elizabeth praising God at Tabernacle. Elizabeth was a very intuitive and spiritual person, who had numerous religious experiences and visions from Christ, even from a youth. Elizabeth always felt that she was blessed and highly favored by God, believing that God appeared in her dreams and one particular experience, appeared before her, where God’s holy light shown so brightly it illuminated the room and she could see a distinct reflection of his face with a beard, beautiful hair and his body clothed in a long white robe. God’s message at that time was for her to calm down because he wanted her to know though things may not be simple or easy for her in life, JUST LOOK TO HIM! Elizabeth did not understand at the time and married at a young age, however as she grew older, Jesus was her number one friend and mom and dad where number 2 and 3. Elizabeth retired from the NJ State Department of Labor, Appeals and Tribunal, as lead clerk stenographer. The hearing examiners often stated how meticulous she was at her job. Elizabeth retired and began driving the school bus, as she loved children and they loved her.
Elizabeth was a loving and devoted mother and leaves to cherish, fond memories, children Cynthia Diane Walls Simmons (Kevin), Benjamin Walls, Otis Walls, Deborah Young, Steven Randall Walls (Robin), Tanya Smith. Grandchildren William Young, Jared Young (Sharrell), Joshua Young, Andrew Walls, Christina Simmons, Dianna Simmons, Arianna Coleman, and Caliann Moore and Westan Moore. Great grandchildren Jaylen Young, Mekhi Laurant, Jaerell Young,; and Great, Great Grandchild Milani A’mour Hamilton. Along with her children, she leaves a special and loving brother, A.J. Jackson, Gainesville FL, who was more than a brother, but more like a Godfather, a special niece-sister Jimmie Lois Williams, special nephew-brother -Thomas Davis (Patricia), a special niece Bertha Woods Edmond. Sister in laws Joyce Jackson, Mary Jackson a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.
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