Cora Maybelle Tobias Jackson, 85, widow of Ernest Leroy Jackson, died on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at her home.
Born on Jan. 1, 1932, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Pinkney Tobias and Cora Mae Childers Tobias. She attended Manning High School and she attended Pocalla Holiness Church, until her health failed.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Labonte of Chicopee, Massachusetts, and Patsy J. Godin (Geaton) of Sumter; a stepdaughter, Sylvia M. Pack (Robert) of Sumter; a stepson, Edward L. Jackson of Darlington; two sisters, Leola Thrailkill of Columbia and Ruby Lee Lowery (Walter) of Ocala, Florida; a sister-in-law, Margaret Tobias of Greeleyville; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Lynn Halpin; a brother, Joseph E. Tobias; and five sisters, Janie Cutter, Lillian Tobias, Rounette Hodge, Vernita Caldwell and Bertha Mae Birchmore.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Elmore Cannon Stephens Funeral Home, 515 Miller Road, Sumter. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at Elmore Cannon Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 4495 Pond Loop Road, Sumter.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
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