April 27, 1927 ~ June 18, 2007
HUGHES SPRINGSServices for Merle Jackson Garrison, 80, of Greenville will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007 at Reeder-Davis Chapel, Hughes Springs with Rev. Larry Neeley officiating. Burial will follow at Avinger Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Garrison died Monday, June 18, 2007 at a Greenville nursing center. She was born April 27, 1927 in Cass County, Texas. She worked for Esco Manufacturing where she was an assembler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Nelson. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Sammie Nelson of Greenville; two brothers, Glenn Jackson of Tyler and Will Jackson of Gladewater; three grandchildren, Shannon Patton and husband, Kevin, Jennifer Nelson, and Tracy Nelson, all of Greenville and four great grandchildren, Kelsie Patton, Kinsey Patton. Kassi Patton, and Shyann Haught. Viewing and visitation will be Thursday morning and afternoon until service time at the funeral home.
Glenn,I was saddened to hear about the loss of your sister, Merle. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It seems overwhelming the number of tragedies that you have been dealt in the past couple of years. I know that you will see all of them again, in heaven, as we all will. I also wanted to thank you for staying in touch with my father. He really valued your friendship. He enjoyed the time you spent together, and worried about you when you were apart. Thank you for making a difference in his life. He loved you. Susie
Please accept my sincere condolences. You have my deepest sympathy in your hour of need. Sincerely,Fred McKenzie
Mema, you were one of my biggest heros. I may not have ever been able to tell you that but, the time we spent together when I was little are things I will never forget. You tought me a lot, how to be a strong independent woman. I love you and will miss you more than you will ever know! Jenny