The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
On February 19, 1934 Mary Melina Miles was born to George Jackson and Anita Jacquet in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Her family migrated to Port Arthur, Texas in 1947, where she attended St Mary Catholic School.
Although she was raised to be a Catholic, she converted to Christianity as an adult. For many years she attended New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Adolf and congregation.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents George and Anita Jackson, her two brothers Robert and Henry Jackson and her twin unfortunately lost shortly after birth.
Mary leaves to cherish her precious memories her nine children, Willa Jean Ross, Violet Ann Jackson, Leon Miles, Clifford Miles, Claudette Bob, Darryl Miles, Michael Miles, Leona Peace, and Latricia Miles.
Her grandchildren, Latrell, Ernest, and Anita Jackson, Natisha Jefferson, Charles, Shawndrea, and Jemal Miles, Ashley and Leon Miles, Dariel and Jordan Miles, and Kelly Miles.
Her great grandchildren, Joshua, Alana, Pashun, Alexis, Jazmine, Shaun Jr., Carrington, Noah, Angel, and Hayden; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 at Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, 2830 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX with a viewing from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.