Lela Jackson was the baby of four children, born to Mandy and Joe Richardson in Texas City, Texas. Lela attended Lincoln High School. Lela later joined Greater Macedonia Baptist Church in Texas City, Texas. She was a retired member of the Local Union 116. Lela will be remembered for her contagious smile and was the neighborhood cook known especially for her gumbo.
On January, 11, 2018, Lela slipped into the arms of her of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Lela is preceded in death by her parents, Mandy and Joe Richardson; brothers, Joe Richardson, Richard Felder, Jr. and sisters Lillie Mae House-Jenkins and Elnora Linville.
She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Lora Ann Rowe (Reginal) and Tracie Ann Jackson; sons, Mark Allen Justice and Kevin Bernard Richardson; 20 grandchildren, Tashara Alexander (Dominic), Johnika Owens, Ashley, Jeremy, Jermaine, Thelma and Jasmine Jackson, Shawndreka, Damien and Markesha Justice, Kevin J. Mickens, Renard and Demetra Alexander, Ceedrick and Diana Hendley, Michael, Darence and Marina Richardson, Jamaiel Dickerson and Phillip Burden; 25 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation starting at 10:00 am followed a ceremony to celebrate her life at noon. Both events will be held at Bay Area Funeral Directors, 5410 FM 1765 – Texas City, TX 77591. 409-933-4300. All memorials may be sent to the funeral home.