Frances Barton Hunter Jackson

11/03/1927 - 2/1/2009

Frances Adaline (Barton) Hunter Jackson age 81 of Nashville passed away Sunday February 1, 2009.  Funeral service will be Thursday February 5th at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Bishop Robert Spain officiating. Burial will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens with Tommy Barton, Mark Barton, Robert Barton, David Barton, Chris Barton, Zack Lehman, Dr. Bill Little and Tom Hart serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Robert I. Moore Sunday School Class at Brentwood Methodist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday February 4th 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Jackson was born in Park, Barren Co, KY daughter of the late Jessie Lee Barton and Eunice Iva Bastin Barton.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband Garland Hunter and two brothers Willis Thomas ‘Buddy’ Barton and Nathan Lee Barton.

Mrs. Jackson began working for the State of Tennessee in 1953 as secretary to Louis D. Wallace with the Department of Agriculture. In 1959 she moved to the Governor’s Office at the State Capitol as secretary to Ross W. Dyer, Executive Assistant to Governor Buford Ellington. When the Administration changed in 1963 she continued to work in the Governor’s office as Special Secretary for Miss Anna Belle Clement.  In 1967 she began working for the Tennessee Department of Labor as Executive Secretary to Commissioner, Leonard O. Evans. When the commissioner changed in 1971, she continued to work in state government, in different capacities as, Director of the Board of Law Examiners, Secretary for two Tennessee Assistant Attorney Generals and Assistant Director of Mid Cumberland Council of Government. She was a strong Democrat attending the Democratic Convention for President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. She actively campaigned for Buford Ellington and Frank Clement for governor.  After her retirement in 1990 she enjoyed sewing, reading, shopping, travel and gardening. She volunteered at the Ladies of Charity, and was secretary for the Untied Methodist Church in Brentwood where she was a member. 

She is survived by her husband Donald William Jackson of Nashville, one daughter Connie Briley and her husband Skip of Gallatin, one son Jerry Hunter and his wife Elaine of Gallatin, one stepson Dr. Craig Jackson and his wife Joyce of Seattle, WA, two step daughters, Pam Henderson and her husband Rick of Lantana, FL, Sheryl Jackson of Nashville, three sisters-in-law, Mildred Barton and Norma Barton both of Bethpage and Martha Morgan of Seattle, WA, six grandchildren, Lisa Zamora and her husband Johnny, Jonathan Taylor and his wife Kristen,  Adam Hunter, Amanda Hunter, Collin Jackson and Ashley Jackson, six great grandchildren, Ashley Wood, David Wood, Mallory Zamora, Samuel Taylor, Anna Taylor and Hunter Page.

Memorials may be sent to Brentwood United Methodist Church or Sumner Hospice. Online condolences may be sent at  Arrangements by Family Heritage Funeral Home (615) 452-7115