Jackie Burton: 1939-2013
Jacqlyn Joyce "Jackie" Burton was laid to rest Saturday, January 12. Her life was celebrated in a funeral service at First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, and the burial took place at Sandhill Cemetery.
Jackie, who was 73, was a cherished member of the WBC family. She served for three decades as director of the Baptist Student Union at Williams, and she was also dean of women and a member of the faculty, among other roles.
A native of Jackson County, she was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and she did further study at the University of Mississippi.
Jackie passed away Tuesday at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Williams Baptist College, First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro or the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements were through Dillinger Funeral Home of Newport.
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