Annie Margaret Rasbury, “Big MeMe” born July 21, 1922. At the age of 96, she received her angel wings and went to her eternal home in Heaven on the morning of Friday, November 30, 2018.
She was greeted that morning at the gates of Heaven with open arms of our Lord Jesus Christ and those who preceded her in death; her husband of 62 years, Jewel Jerome Rasbury of Adamsville, AL; her parents Moody and Lena Jackson of Philadelphia, MS; sister Katholeen Jackson of Neshoba County, MS; brothers Carmen Jackson of Morrilton, AR and Lavon Jackson of Catonsville, MD.
She is survived by her children Don Rasbury (Bari) of Birmingham, AL and Jayne Parker (Rick) of San Ramon, CA; grandchildren Taylor Rasbury of Birmingham, AL, Lauren Vastano (Nick) of Spring Hill, TN, Alex Odom (Sarah) of Hoover, AL; great grandson Hudson Vastano of Spring Hill, TN; sister Bonnie Ruth Ellis of Utica, MS and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
God blessed her with a long, fulfilling life. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a good friend and neighbor. Family and friends always came first. She touched the lives of many who remember her as their kindergarten teacher at Westwood Baptist Church in Adamsville, AL. She worked many years at the Sears Catalog Center in Forestdale, AL. She was known by many for her amazing talent as a seamstress and an incredible cook. She spent countless hours sewing, quilting, crocheting and embroidering. Many looked forward to her famous peanut brittle that she prepared and shared at Christmas each year.
Those who know her best will remember her strong will, sharp wit and zest for life. She was a straight shooter and you never had to question where you stood with her. She was a survivor beating breast cancer for 30 years. She never complained; she was a giver and never asked for anything from anyone.
She will be missed by us all and she will never be forgotten.
A small visitation will take place at Crestview Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, December the 4th from 11 AM to 12 PM, with Graveside Service to follow at Winfield City Cemetery. Bro. Charles Ballew will be presiding.