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Mrs. Naomi Teresa Daniels Jackson, the daughter of the late Edward and Celestine Daniels of Hopkins, SC was born on June 29th 1937. She married Arthur Foster Jackson on September 2, 1961 and from this union a child was born Jonathan Conrad Jackson.
Naomi was an active member of First Nazareth Baptist Church for over 50 plus years until her illness. Active member with Women's Society, Black History Committee, Women's Day Chairperson in 1993-1994, Sunday School and many more activities.
Naomi was educated in the public schools of Richland County graduating from Hopkins High School.She continued her education at Benedict College where she received her B. A. Degree in education. Also, she pursued further educational studies at the University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University and Columbia College to obtain credit hours toward her Master's Degree.
Naomi became a sixth grade school teacher at Rikard Elementary in Prosperity SC. She served on the Black History Committee, 4-H Club Leader, American Education Committee, School Building Representative(S.C.N.E.A), Science Fair School Coordinator, Parents Teachers Organization and School Grievance. She retired from the Newberry County School system with 30 years plus of service.
Naomi was very active in many community and professional organizations including, South Carolina Education Association, Newberry County Education Association and the National Education Association.
Naomi believed in helping others and always gave "100" percent. She was always willing to help anyone in need:there to spiritually motivate.Her motto for life: if I can help somebody as I pass along the way than my living is not in vain. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Naomi was predeceased by her husband for 49 years, Mr. Arthur Foster Jackson. Also, by her brother Benjamin F. Bethel and sister Ruth Sumler.
Survivors left to cherish fond memories: son Jonathan(Michelle) Jackson, sister Juanita C. Blagmon(Elgin,SC), brothers, Irvin Bethel Jr.(Col. SC), Albert F. Bethel(Hampton, VA), Ralph Bethel (Houston,Tx), Leonard Bethel (Fayetteville, NC), Herman B. Bethel(Col. SC), sisters-in-law, Margaret Glover(Col.SC) and Iola Reardon(Detroit, MI): a host of nephew's, nieces, cousins, other relatives and special friends.
A "special acknowledgment" to the following: Forest Pines Independent Living, Espey Home Care and Lighthouse Hospice Group.
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