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Ms. Wenona Lakey Jackson

March 7, 1973 — February 5, 2023

Dothan

Ms. Wenona Lakey Jackson

Wenona, (Punkin), as she was and yet is affectionally known by all who knew her, was born March 7, 1973 in Dothan, Al. to LaGara Flowers and Noah Reeves. She lived in the Houston County area all of her life. She was nurtured and raised by her loving grandparents, Gladys and Sam Flowers who cared for and nurtured her through her adolescence, and did a wonderful job, which was always evident in her tenderheartedness and affectionate spirit.

Wenona was always caring and trying to do for others even before doing for herself. To know her was to love her. Her smile was radiant as well as contagious.

She attended school predominantly in the Ashford School system and graduated from Ashford High School in 1991. After school she worked various jobs and spent as much time as she could with her little (big) sister Nikki. For even though she was the elder sister, because of her tenderheartedness and desire to please, little sister was always large and in charge.

Punkin went on and later married for a brief period of time, and to this union her first child Leslie was born, who is definitely her mother’s daughter, also tenderhearted and affectionate

She would later be blessed with two other children, Noah and Samya and a wonderful granddaughter Kaliyah who called her granny, her Boo.

Wenona was involved in a devastating car accident over sixteen years ago, which left her a paraplegic. Although hurt, sometimes angry, sometimes asking why she had been dealt the hand that she had, through it all, she persevered, overcame, and held on to her faith,.

Although stricken to bed, except for the times she could get in her scooter, (Turbo) and go outside, which she loved, she never lost her affectionate and contagious smile.

She had a desire to see her children grow up, graduate school and become adults, praise be to God, with the dedication and love of her mother LaGara, and by the grace of God, she was granted this wish.

But in the last few years her condition began to take its toll on her. And although she was not a complainer, she began to express how she was tired and ready to go home. The hospital stays and continuous surgical procedures began to wear on her and she just had a yearning desire to go home.

God heard her prayer and granted her relief from her troubles and the cares of this world. On Sunday afternoon, February 5, 2023, Punkin answered God’s call and He welcomed her home.

The family, especially her children, her mother who attended to her diligently for the entire sixteen years, and her little, (big) sister, Nikki, and all who loved her will sorely miss her for we loved her. But there is relief is  for all of us in knowing that God loved her more.

Wenona in her transition is survived by her three children, Leslie, Noah and Samya Jackson. One grandchild, Kaliyah Jackson, Her mother, LaGara Anciso, (Martin), her father, Noah Reeves, (Cheryl) Five sisters, Evelyn Bryant, (Stephen), Sheneka Leverette, (Rashon), Jena Davis, Ornechra Nash, (Jermaine), and Rynecca Flowers. Two brothers, Charlie Bolden and Ethan Bonds. One bonus brother, who loved her dearly, Antinio Mata. A host of nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, aunts ,relatives and friends who are all family.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, February 11, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Unity Funeral Home Chapel

1215 Leona Street, Dothan, AL 36303

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Graveside Service

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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