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Teresa Dawn Jackson
March 11, 1953 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Teresa Dawn Jackson passed away on October 31, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas, at the age of 70.
She was born in Houston, Texas, to Patricia Ann Carpenter and Milton Carpenter; who passed away when she was an infant. Patricia then married Donice Colbert. Donice quickly became Teresa’s father in every way that matters and later he adopted her, fulfilling a long overdue goal of his before he died. Donice and Patricia raised Teresa and her sister Jody in Alabama, on the Porch Creek Indian Reservation and then later in Patterson, Louisiana, where she graduated high school from. She remained in Louisiana after high school graduation where she met her husband, Richard Jackson. Together, after the birth of her daughter, Jennifer, they established their final family home in Silsbee, Texas, where she saw the birth of her son, Cameron, and where she resided until her death.
Teresa learned the true meaning of family from her upbringing. She found great joy through the accomplishments of her younger brother, Donice “D.J.”, and her daughter and son and especially of their children. She relished her role as the family matriarch and loved spending as much time as she could with all of her grandchildren.
Teresa was a selfless and generous person who was always willing to sacrifice for the happiness of others by putting their needs before her own. She never wanted anyone to go without and spent her life trying to provide for others in any way she could. She especially loved children. There was never a child that she didn’t try to befriend, and you could often find her sneaking silly faces, food and even toys to any child she met.
Before illness overtook her, Teresa preferred to be active. She did not condone sitting down and could often be found in her kitchen cooking or tending her yard that she loved filling with plants and decorations. She took immense pride in her home and yard and firmly believed that a house should be clean, a kitchen well used, and a home full of family and friends with plenty for all to eat. Teresa, even until the very end was no shrinking violet. She was fiercely opinionated and had strong convictions and beliefs for which she was very happy to share with you, whether you wanted her to or not. This spirit got Teresa through her entire life and made her a fighter even when her health began failing her. If you were lucky enough to be apart of the select few people that she considered a friend, then you know.
Tereas was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Ann Swansey Colbert, her biological father, Milton Carpenter, her father, Donice Colbert, sister, Jody Charmaine Colbert, aunt, Peggy LeBeouf, and uncle, William “Bill” Swansey.
Teresa is survived by her husband of 48 years, Richard Jackson, daughter, Jennifer Morones and husband Matt Morones, son, Cameron Jackson, aunt, Sidney Lasseigne, brother, D.J. Colbert and wife Jennifer Colbert, grandchildren, Noah Colbert, Lily Morones, Zoe Colbert, Ryder Jackson, and Willow Morones; special family friends, Tracie and Mike McCarty, Sharon McNeely, Clyda Johnson, her godson, Scott McCarty, and her beloved Dickie James Johnson, numerous cousins, relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on November 11, 2023, at Farmers Funeral Home in Silsbee, Texas. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite food bank so that others can be fed as Teresa would have done.