Mattie Lou Thackston
Mattie Lou Thackston
  • July 11, 1933 - October 26, 2017
  • Mcdonough, Georgia

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Mrs. Mattie Lou Jones Thackston, age 84, of McDonough, GA passed away October 26, 2017. Lou was born in Dekalb County the daughter of the late Nellie Mae Oaks Jones and Joe Cephus Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnny William Thackston; daughter, Marie Sheppard; son, Wayne Thackston; and a grandson, Chad Sheppard; siblings, J. C. Jones, Weyman Jones, William Jones, Ethel Howell, and Bertha Harbin.

Lou was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and a member of the Lovejoy Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her church activities, volunteering at the food bank, gardening, traveling, and spoiling her grandchildren and especially her great grandchildren.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, David and Beth Thackston of Stockbridge; son-in-law, Carl Sheppard “Buddy” of McDonough; grandchildren, Daniel Thackston of McDonough and Megan Allen and husband, Caleb of Florida; great grandchildren, Tye, Katie Beth and Lexi and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service for Lou will be held at Oakland Baptist Church on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Mike Smith officiating. The Family will receive friends for an hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Union United Methodist Church Food Bank, 4600 Hwy 138, Stockbridge, GA 30281.