Rita Gail Hughes-Jackson
Rita Gail Hughes-Jackson, age 76, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Sunday, April 9, 2023 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN.
She was a native of Lawrence County, TN, and retired owner of Gail Hughes Bookkeeping and Tax Service. She was a member of the Business Professional Women of America, Lawrence County First Families, and a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Hughes-Jackson was the former director of Lawrence County Tourism and was recognized by Tennessee General Assembly for efforts to promote state tourism. She was also the first female chair of the Lawrence County Democratic Party.
She was preceded in death by her godmother: Eula Wyrick; her father: Charles Freemon; her mother: Geneva Fincher Weir; two sisters; and one brother.
She is survived by her husband: Tim Jackson of Lawrenceburg, TN; one son: Max Randall Hughes of Lawrenceburg, TN; one daughter: Paula Daniel (Martin) of Knoxville, TN; special niece: Gina Pesnell of Five Points, TN; two step-daughters: Shellie McFall (Brian) of Atlanta, GA, and Kellie Roberts (David) of Leoma, TN; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Rita Gail Hughes-Jackson were conducted at Highland Park Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 with Ricky Cotton officiating. Interment followed at Crossroads Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. The family suggests memorials be made to Highland Park Baptist Church. Condolences may be offered by way of: www.nealfuneralhome.net.