- Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 6:00 am Wharton Journal Spectator Bessie Ann Zahn Jackson, age 90, of Brazoria and formerly of Mercedes, died Thursday, Aug.Message 1 of 1 , Sep 4, 2013View Source
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 6:00 am Wharton Journal Spectator
Bessie Ann Zahn Jackson, age 90, of Brazoria and formerly of Mercedes, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 in a Brazosport hospital following a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 22, 1923 in Hungerford, the daughter of the late Adolph Anton and Frances Marie Chumchal Zahn.
Bessie was reared in Hungerford and graduated from school in East Bernard in 1941. On Feb. 1, 1947, she married Dolson “Jack” Jackson in Mercedes. He preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1990. Bessie worked for the Railway Express Company for many years during harvest season in the Rio Grande Valley. She later attended and graduated from Pan American University with a bachelor’s degree. She became a teacher in Mercedes. After the death of her husband, she moved to the Rosenberg area. Bessie enjoyed cooking, yardwork, reading, farm life and being with her family. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Mercedes.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. Bob Knippenberg officiating. Burial will follow in Wharton City Cemetery in Wharton.
Pallbearers include Michael Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Andrew Jackson, James Slaughter, Lanier Chumchal and Glenn Jackson.
Survivors include her daughter, Frances Slaughter and husband, James, of Brazoria; son, Michael Jackson and wife, E.J., of Rosenberg; and grandsons, Stephen and Andrew Jackson.
Funeral services were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.