Eliza Jackson Shepard
Private graveside services were held for Eliza Jackson Shepard, 70, Lawrence, 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. She died September 19, 2011 at her home.
She was born on July 3, 1941 in Grady, AR, to proud parents Polk and Ethyl Griffin-(Austin).
Eliza moved to Topeka, KS. She married Lewis Curry, he died of an accidental shooting. She later married Richard T. Jackson and they started a family. The state purchased their Topeka residence so they moved to Lawrence. They later divorced. She also married Albert Shepard and they divorced. She lived her life on her terms and loved her family very much. Now she is resting until the Lord calls her home.
She had been a factory worker at Stokely-Van Camp in Lawrence. She later retired.
Survivors include her mother, Dallas, TX; one daughter, Michelle Jackson Bonds and son-in-law, Andre, St. Louis, MO; three sons, Marshall Jackson, Thomas Jackson, and James Jackson, all of Lawrence; eight grandchildren; and one great grandson on the way; brothers, sisters, an aunt, nieces nephews and cousins.
Michelle is like a sister to me and I am so sorry I could not physically be there for her and to meet the brothers she always talks about. I could pick each one of you out on site. My heart goes out to the family and please know that Ms. Eliza’s life is not lost but saved and if what I’ve learned is true, you shall see her again.