The Obituary of Sis. Emma F. Jackson

The First Baptist Church of Frankfort, Kentucky is saddened to announce the homegoing of our beloved member, Sister Emma F. Jackson, who went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Bradford Square Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 80 years old.

Services for Sister Jackson will be held at First Baptist Church, 100 Clinton Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, as follows:

– Visitation will be on on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

– Homegoing Service will be on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Robert Earl Houston, Sr. will be officiating.

– Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Sis. Jackson was born to the late William Clarence Samuels and Emma Lea West on December 30, 1931 in Scott County, Kentucky, and worked in food preparation for Kings Daughters Hospital/Frankfort Regional Medical Center, and Kentucky State University.

She gave her life to the Lord at an early age and later united with the First Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. K.L. Moore, Jr. and was an active and supporting member under the leadership of Pastor Robert Earl Houston, Sr.

She is survived by five sons, Calvin L. (Stephanie) Samuels, James L. (Jenny) Samuels, Richard Samuels, Allen (Sandy) Jackson, and Greg C. Jackson; two daughters, Mary A. Robinson and Linda Mae Jackson; three sisters, Willie L. Boffman, Mattie F. Bailey, and Thelma J. Taul; 22 grandchildren; and 42 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Jackson; son, William R. “Sky” O’Banion, and a brother, James William Samuel.

Flowers are welcome or expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Emma Jackson to the First Baptist Church, 100 Clinton Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

Richard Hawkins, Charles Berry, Michael Carter, Otis Hughes, Benny Yett, and Kenny Samuels will serve as Pallbearers. Sis. Jackson’s grandchildren will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, 312 Washington Street, Frankfort, KY 40601; Condolences may be shared via the online guest book at

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