Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson was born in Covington on January 22, 1946, to the late Homer Marks, Sr. and Willie M. Marks.
Manuel-Jackson was a warm and friendly person whose greatest joy was her family and loved ones. She lived her life with an open heart and gave everyone she knew a warm embrace. She healed souls with her cooking (especially her infamous sweet potato pies) and created peace wherever the wind would blow. As a young lady, "Nell", as everyone would call her, attended Newton County School System and went on to retire from Dekalb Medical Hospital (37 years of service). Throughout her life she greeted the world with a big smile and gentle spirit. Nell's memory will be cherished by all those she encountered in this lifetime.
God called "Nell" home on Monday, September 19, 2016, for her heavenly reward. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Airline Bailey and Christine Benson, two brothers, Willie Oscar Marks and Rufus Marks.
"Nell" leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Lucious Jackson; three sons, Timothy (Jimmicha) Manuel, Travis (Angela) Manuel and Lucious Jackson III; one daughter, Daytwanna Tameka Hardeman (Vincent); 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Homer Marks, Jr., George (Lois) Marks, Larry (Angela) Marks, Charles (Francie) Nolley; six sisters, Charlie M. Dowdell, Thelma Banks, Shirley Marks (Dwight), Patricia Alexander, Olivia N. Hardeman and Marie Height, a close and cherished friend, Patricia Shepherd and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The service for Manuel-Jackson was Saturday, Sept. 24 at All Nations Praise & Lie Church in Stockbridge with Rev. Keith D. Brooks as pastor and eulogist. She will be interred Lawnwood Memorial Park.
The family of the Late Nellie (Nell) Marks Manuel-Jackson acknowledges with deep appreciation the many comforting messages, floral tributes, prayers, telephone calls and other acts of kindness. May each of you continue to be blessed by God's Grace!