Reflecting Through the Years of Dr. Katie Welch Jackson

Published 3:42 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Dr. Katie’s journey began on March 13, 1950 in Chance. On Saturday, December 5th, 2020, she exchanged her Earthly time for eternity, where she will be greeted by her parents, the late George and Annie L. Welch and brother James Allen Welch.

Dr. Jackson’s legacy lives on through her husband, John Jackson; two children Nina (Ezra) Allen and Kevin (Rossalynn) Jackson; seven grandchildren, Desmond Armani, Shauntia Zhane’, Makiyah Nichelle, Gary Dawon, Surrelle Arie, Arianna Symone and Kevin John II; one sister, Juanita (Willie) Kidd; four brothers, Henry {Geraldine) Welch, Eddie (Maxine) Welch, Lester C. Welch and Johnny T. Welch; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy J. Hinson, Ethel J. William; three brothers-in-law, James Jackson, Sr., Clifford (Ester) Jackson Sr., and Horace Jackson, Sr.; Special mention, loving niece, Johnnie Watkins; dedicated cousins, Scharnette Dotson Wright and Lucy DuBose and dearest friends, Dr. Wilma Ruffin, Dr. Rosie Shambuger, Cherry Prince and Ester Jackson.

Katie graduated from the University of Alabama in 1972, completed her Masters in Art from the University of Montevallo in 1982, and in 1997 earned her Doctorate from Auburn University. It’s true, Dr. Katie is a native of Clarke County but she’s a huge pillar in Lowndes County. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Rose Beauty Chapter #176, served on several boards and organizations to provide service to all mankind. She has been an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Zeta Eta Omega Chapter of Selma for 24 years. She loved spending time with her family, watching football, reading, and exploring the world on her iPad. To know Katie is to love and respect her. She will be missed for her candid demeanor and affection.

The family asks that we follow the CDC guidelines due to the current pandemic. Please be sure to social distance and wear your mask properly. There will be no repast. Graveside service will be held Friday, December 11, 2020 at noon at the Jackson Family Cemetery, White Hall, with Randall Miller Funeral Service directing.