Annette Jackson Merrill was born on July 11, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to William T. Jackson and Amy M. Nichols.
She gained her wings and took flight on 5-12-2021 heading to her eternal home. She returned to college at Philander Smith to achieve her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Pulaski Tech College to achieve an Associates Degree in Business.
Her career interests consisted of working in Education at the Pulaski County Sheriff Department.
Her organizational interests was serving as the Conductress for Trinity Star Chapter #24 Order of the Eastern Star, PHA and she was a member of Shamrock-Trinity Star Chapter #425 Order of the Easter Star, PHA.
Annette J. Merrill loved her family, she was our family historian. She used her free time to research our family’s history, work with the National Preservation of African American Cemeteries, & towards the end of her life she used her “fixed income” to add braces to all of the “Nichols” cemetery plots at Rest In Peace Cemetery to keep the grave markers from sinking, and she served her community at the Battered Women’s Shelter in Little Rock.
Annette was preceded in death by William T. Jackson (father), Amy M. Nichols (mother), Van B. Jackson (brother) and Kelly R. Merrill (son).
Annette leaves three daughters; Leslie Jackson of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Dionne Fail (General Fail, III) & Adrian Reeder of Jacksonville, Arkansas; siblings Haneefah El-Amin (Jean) of Atlanta, GA, Tony Jackson (mona) Chicago, Illinois, Darrell McDaniel (Lynda) Grand Prairie, Texas. Grandchildren; Dominique Walker, JaBriel & Tramecca Johnson, Jerrell & Christale Carter, JahLayae Freeman; Great Grandchildren; A’niyah Connors, Tae’vion & Tae’lyn Walker, Adreyana and Sa’Marion Johnson, Robin Carruth, Kahliya and Carl III Woolfolk & a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400