Mary Magnolia "Maggie" was born in Louisiana on Feburary 28, 1928, daughter of Jack
Fuller (born July 31, 1889 Winston County Mississippi) and 2nd wife Nancy Emily Fuller
(born March 15, 1894 Eros, Louisiana). She passed away on March 7, 1999 at the age of
71 in Monroe, Louisiana.
Maggie's Paternal Grandparents were Archie Mead and Sally Jackson Fuller.
Her Maternal Grandparents were Steve W. and Emily Long Lawrence.
Emily Long Lawrence was a 2nd cousin to former Govenor Huey P. Long.
Aunts and Uncles include Fletch Fuller, Samuel Fuller, Abe Fuller,
Liney McCoy, Almety Brown, Verge Johnson, Minny Fuller and Ben Lawrence.
She had a brother and sister in-law Hardy Jackson Fuller and Dorothy Burns Fuller.
Half-Sister Annie Mae Fuller was the daughter of Jack Fuller and
1st wife Lizzie Mae Lawrence Fuller.
At the age of 17 she married Edward Benjamin Jackson on December 1, 1945 (son of
Edward Benjamin Jackson and Laura Maud Gordon Jackson). His siblings
were Otis Jackson and Pearl Allen.
They raised sons Danny Jackson, Rodney Jackson & Jackie Edward Jackson and
were together until his death July 22, 1965.
On March 12, 1967 she married Milton Lester Avant.
From 1967 to her retirement in 1996, as a Sexton, she Co-Owned Twin Cities Memorial
Gardens with her 2nd husband Lester Avant. Lester's sisters are Doris and Florine Wimberly.
During this time she served as the Vice-President and Sec.Treasurer,
and ultimately as President.
Maggie was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints.
She had a medical history of Diabetis and Lupus.
Some of her favorite things were The Statler Brothers, Country and
Gospel music; Magnolias, Baseball, the color Red, and Polk Salad.
She loved traveling especially, trips to the diamond mines in
For hobbies she enjoyed painting, sewing, decopage, and plants.
She started out as a farmer's daughter and worked on the farm
until she married at 17. Her education included High School
and beyond. In her lifetime she was a home-maker, upholsterer,
seamstress, hardware store manager, wife and mother. The
things that she probably disliked most were foul language and cursing.
This Memorial was submitted by one her sons and he remembers his
Mother in the following way:
"She was a great lady, she was 6 ft. tall and always held
her head high. She was an inspiration to all she met. She believed
in women's rights and that anybody could go as far in life as one
wanted. There is not enough space on the internet to say what
she meant to me and others, and the way she affected our lives.
I and we, all miss her and love her for she was one great lady."
This Memorial was submitted by her son Danny Jackson.