Donna Mason Jackson

December 30, 1961 - November 12, 2023
Donna Mason Jackson

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Donna Mason Jackson, beloved wife, sister, mother, and grandmother, passed away on November 12, 2023, at the age of 61. She was born on December 30, 1961, in Washington, NC, to the late Donza Foy Mason and Suzan Mason.

Donna had a fulfilling career as a Teachers Assistant and Bus Driver, where she made a significant impact on her students and colleagues. Her dedication and passion for education earned her the prestigious title of Teachers Assistant of the Year in 2019 at Eastern Elementary. Donna’s warm smile and loving nature touched the lives of everyone she encountered.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Donna had a deep faith in the Lord and was an active member of Harvest Church. She found joy in spending time at the beach, going out to eat, and cherishing moments with her sister. Donna cherished her role as a grandmother and adored her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her loving husband, Billy Joe Jackson, her devoted sister, Tammy Sue Mason, her daughter, Susan Boyd (Clay), her stepdaughter, LeAnn Beddard (Timmy), her stepson, Billy Joe Jackson, Jr. (Donna Faye), and her grandchildren, Robert Clay Boyd, Mason Eugene Boyd, Lilley Grace, Taylor Ivey Beddard and the anticipated arrival of a little baby boy due in April. Step-grandchildren; Lana Jackson, Dylan Price, Hunter Clark, and her pets; Levi and River. Special niece and nephew; Tara Nobles Cockman (Mike) and Donza Wayne Nobles (Raven). Great-nieces and nephew; Adalynn Cockman, Charlett Nobles, Kelly Todd Nobles and many special friends and coworkers.

Services to honor Donna’s life will be held at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service, located at 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 1:00pm, followed by the committal at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.

To honor Donna’s memory, the family has requested that donations be made to the Beaufort County Animal Shelter in her name 3931 Highway 264 E.
Washington, NC 27889

During this difficult time, Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC is honored to serve the Jackson family.




Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
1:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
2529754500

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • December 05, 2023
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  • November 16, 2023
    Pat Williams Lewis says:
    Donna was a neighbor when she was a young girl. I have fond memories of that time. Her grandparents were our next door neighbors. Deepest sympathies to all the family.

  • November 15, 2023
    Cathy Swain says:
    Such a sweet person. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. I graduated with Donna and played softball with her. A great catcher and all around person.

  • November 15, 2023
    Mike Leggett says:
    Sorry to hear of the lost of your loved one. Tammy and I send our condolences and all ours to you and your family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Mike and Tammy Leggett

  • November 15, 2023
    Paul M. Norman Jr. says:
    Billy Joe, Tammy and the rest of the family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Donna was one of the sweetest, kindest little girl growing up as neighbors. You too Tammy. You couldn't help to feel the godliness when she was around, even as kids. Billy Joe I can not imagine what you must feel. Know that you are blessed to have had her as a wife and the mother of your children. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

  • November 15, 2023
    Paul M. Norman Jr. says:
    Billy Joe, Tammy and the rest of the family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Donna was the sweetest, kindest little girl growing up as neighbors. You too Tammy or a close second. You couldn't help to feel the godliness when she was around, even as kids. Billy Joe, I can not imagine what you must feel. Know that you are blessed to have had her as a wife and the mother of your children. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

  • November 14, 2023
    Gina Williams Rogers says:
    So sorry for the loss of Donna. So many childhood memories made up of Tammy and Donna coming to their Grandaddy’s house. Always so excited to spend time with y’all there. Prayers for your families during this time.

  • November 14, 2023
    Alicia Worsley says:
    Mrs. Donna was one person that had a true heart of gold! Working with her at Eastern, she would always lend a helping hand or just give a word of encouragement. She will forever be remembered for her smile and sweet spirit. Sending heartfelt condolences to her family from my family.

  • November 14, 2023
    Julianna says:
    We are so saddened Billy Joe. We wish you peace and comfort in wonderful memories you have of your lovely wife. Jim and Julianna.

  • November 14, 2023
    Mary Godley says:
    It was a privilege and joy to work with Donna. She was a very special person. I will miss her.

  • November 14, 2023
    Barry and Patricia Bright says:
    Billy Joe, we are so sad to hear of your loss. Prayers for you all

  • November 14, 2023
    Cathy & B.B. Glisson says:
    Billy Joe and Family We are very sorry for your loss. Donna was a great person, and she was a great friend. Donna's faith was strong, and I know she is in heaven looking down. Donna would have never thought that a school would have shut down just for her. But that goes to show how she touched the people around her. She definitely had a kind heart, and she will be missed by all.

  • November 14, 2023
    Gail B Ambrose says:
    Billy Jo, Tammy, Susan and family: We were so devastated to learn of my sweet cousin's passing! We are praying for the mending of your broken hearts and the comfort of the Holy Spirit for your whole family. We know that the loss of Donna's thousand-watt smile and her thoughtfulness is going to leave a HUGE void in your family. I am so happy though, that she now sees Jesus face to face! Heaven just got a LOT BRIGHTER!!

  • November 14, 2023
    Gail B Ambrose says:
    Billy Jo, Tammy, Susan, and family, we were shocked and distressed to learn of my sweet cousin's passing! We are praying for the Lord's comfort and peace on all of your hearts. We know the loss of Donna's thoughtfulness and her thousand-watt smile will leave an empty place in your family.......as it will in our hearts! I love knowing that she now sees Jesus face to face. Heaven just got a lot BRIGHTER!

  • November 14, 2023
    Sarah Woodard Bonney says:
    My deepest condolences to Donna’s family.

  • November 14, 2023
    Joe Cox says:
    Billy Joe So sorry for you and your family she will be missed by may.

  • November 14, 2023
    Charles Latham says:
    Sorry for the loss of a special lady. My condolences for all her family and friends. May the Lord bless you with comfort and those sweet memories.

  • November 14, 2023
    Judy Beacham says:
    So sorry , my thoughts and prayers are with you Billy Joe , and with all of your family.

  • November 14, 2023
    Mark and Nora Jo Woolard says:
    Great memories from the softball field at Bath High School. Sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless each of you.

  • November 14, 2023
    Kim VanEssendelft says:
    Prayers for this family in the loss of wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Always a sweet smile and kind words. Graduated with Donna and she was my catcher for 3 years in softball putting out her best. Class of Bath (80) Kim Van Essendelft

  • November 14, 2023
    Margie Cooke-Tankard says:
    Seems like it was yesterday that I would drop Donna off at home for lunch and go and pick her back up then we'd head back to the tobacco patch. Donna grew up in Pinetown and attended Pinetown Elementary School, had wonderful parents and a sister, Donna also had a heart of gold and a smile that could brighten up any child's morning, I can see so clearly her standing out each morning waiting for the busses to roll in at Bath Elementary. Donna and I reconnected at Bath and shared alot of memories, with me being a bit other than she, she would giggle and she would ask me every day if remember things from years past and I'd say, Girl stop...nothing bad, just little things that she and I felt were so funny back in the day. To the family of Donna she was an amazing girl, she loved life regardless, always reminding others to pray about it. She will be missed by so many young & old, she was dedicated to those she loved. Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences to the Family and so many prayers for the Children & Staff an Bath Elementary School. God Welcomed A Beautiful Soul Home !

  • November 13, 2023
    CAROL ALLIGOOD says:
    Donna was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. I worked with her for several years she was a truly great friend. I am so schocked . I just saw her a while back . I will never forget you Donna. Billy Jo, Susan, Tammy and all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I pray God wraps his arms around all of you and gives you peace in the days and months ahead.

  • November 13, 2023
    Sandra Askew says:
    Sending condolences to family and friends. She was a sweet hearted lady and a dedicated coworker at EES. PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY

  • November 13, 2023
    Randol Williams says:
    Sorry for your loss prayers for the family 🙏🏻

  • November 13, 2023
    Susan Jones says:
    Shocked and heartbroken… Donna was a sweet friend. I can’t remember not knowing her. Classmates from kindergarten through high school-Bath, class of 1980. Praying for all the family.

  • November 13, 2023
    J .J. & Rachel Waters says:
    Billy Joe and family sorry to hear about Donna's passing she will be missed y'all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • November 13, 2023
    Edwina Barrera says:
    I am at a loss for words. From EES to BES, we ended up transferring at the same time. I was so glad to know you as a friend,and you will never be forgotten. You never said a mean word about anyone and you always listened when I needed a shoulder to cry on. I know you will be missed by many. I know by our conversations, you knew the Lord , so I take comfort in knowing I will see you again, my friend. I will not be saying goodbye for that is a forever thing, but I take from you, a truly blessed friendship and a memory that will never forget the laughter we shared,especially when we talked about your ol' classmates and the old BES gym. Donna, sincerely my tears can not bring you back, but knowing that you are in the blessed arms of the Holy One can satisfy me for now. I was fortunate to call you my friend, my co-worker and my sister in Christ. Until we meet again, my love and heart goes out to your family and friends .

  • November 13, 2023
    Diana Hines says:
    Donna aways had a beautiful smile. I had just seen her a couple weeks ago. She was a awesome catcher in high school. God speed to a better place.

  • November 13, 2023
    Loretta and Luther Bailey says:
    Hugs, love and prayers for all the family. Luther and Loretta Bailey

  • November 13, 2023
    Timmy Askew says:
    Billy Joe, Susan, LeAnn, BJ, and family. I'm so very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She was one of the sweetest people I've ever known. She was always so very kind to my mama. My mama thought a lot of Donna. She will be greatly missed.

  • November 13, 2023
    Tina Pinkham says:
    It was a pleasure to work with Donna at EES. She was an amazing women.

  • November 13, 2023
    Tina Pinkham says:
    Donna was an amazing women. It was a great pleasure to work with her at EES. I am truly sorry for the families loss.

  • November 13, 2023
    Connie Cherry says:
    BJ we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved wife, thoughts and prayers are being sent to you and the family. Connie and William Cherry

  • November 13, 2023
    Tammie D Ambrose says:
    Sweet Donna You are missed!! Classmate from Kindergarten thru Graduation (Bath class of 80). Prayers for everyone during this time of sorrow.