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Thelma Jackson

October 17, 1927 — January 24, 2024

Thelma Jackson


On October 17, 1927, God sent an Angel to the parentage of Willie Rivers and Lillian Thompson Rivers.  They named her Thelma; she was blessed by God’s gift of 96 years. 

Experiencing a personal relationship with God, marriage, motherhood, bonus children.

Being a grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great grandparent.

On January 24, 2024, a heart of gold stopped beating, two shinning eyes at rest.  She got her wings to bare her faith, now safe in His arms.  She was born in Holtulka, Oklahoma, where she attended school, ending her education at Dunbar High, Shawnee, Oklahoma.  She united in marriage with Thurman Winrow (deceased). To this union 9 children were born, love never ended during this time. 

She obeyed the gospel and was baptized into the body of Christ at Bell and Farrall Street Church of Christ - Shawnee, OK., under the leadership of H B Watkins, and was blessed to find love again uniting in marriage to Alvin Jackson (deceased). To this union one son was born, blessed also with 7 Bonus Children.

She worked at the US Postal service in Los Angeles, CA, returning to Oklahoma, working other jobs. She retired from Tinker AFB, at the same time with her late husband Alvin Jackson.

She was preceded in death by four sisters: Grace Woodfork, Berniece Paysinger, Anese Woodfork, Vera Beale; six brothers: Robert Rivers, Ruben Rivers, Melvin B Rivers, Dewey Rivers, Linzy Rivers, and Willie Rivers; three sons: Thurman Loy Winrow, Danny Ray Winrow, and Dr. Ervin C. Jackson, and bonus children: James Curtis, Vivian, Brenda, Hattie, and Gladys (Gina).

Cherishing her memory one sister, Mae Lee Hill, Stockton CA; sisters-in-law: Norma Rivers Midwest City, OK, Shirley Rivers, and Lorene Ryan; three sons: Robert E. Winrow, Denver, CO, Kenneth A. Winrow, Shawnee, and Dr. Dewayne (Margaret) Winrow, Granada Hills, CA; daughters: Glenda (Ernest) Franklin, Springer, OK, Reujena Winrow, Shawnee, OK, Diane Morris, Ada, OK, Sharron Knighton, Wewoka, OK, Vera Myers OKC,  Melvin Jackson OKC, Maurice Jackson OKC, host of grand and great, great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Past Services


Friday, February 2, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Walker Funeral & Cremation Service

201 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK 74804

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Central Church of Christ

301 N Bell Ave, Shawnee, OK 74801

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