Mrs. Parkerson died March 13, 2014.
Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Plant City, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Beulah Stanley Jameson and Donald Jameson. She grew up with her sisters Eloise and Betty in Tampa, Fla.
She was named Eulanee after her mother’s roommate in college, and would have been known by that name for the rest of her life had she not discovered she did not have a birth certificate. The only information on file stated that an unnamed female was born to her parents on Nov. 25, 1919. Since her favorite uncle had nicknamed her “Jackie Boy” because her parents wanted a boy, she decided her legal name would be Jackie Eulanee Jameson on her new birth certificate.
Because her father worked for the railroad, he was able to get free train passes for her and the family to travel to New York and other cities. As a college graduation present, he gave her and her mother a trip to California.
She was a graduate of Hillsborough High School and the University of Tampa. Her ambition was to teach school, get married and have a family. She was teaching when she went on a blind date with Warren Orin Parkerson, a young warrant officer stationed at MacDill Air Force Base. Four months later, they were married on Sept. 30, 1942. Shortly after the wedding, Warren was sent to the South Pacific battle zone. After the war, they lived at Air Force bases all over the world, from Sumter, S.C., to Weisbaden, Germany.
Her favorite color was red, her favorite dessert was key lime pie and her favorite television programs were sports. She loved basketball and baseball, especially the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves. Two of her prized possessions were autographed pictures of Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy and former Braves owner Ted Turner.
Survivors include her husband, Col. Warren Parkerson of Clarkesville; daughter and son-in-law, Kay Parkerson and Don O’Briant of Lilburn; son and daughter-in-law, Warren O. “Parke” Parkerson II and wife Barbara R. Parkerson of Burke, Va.; sister, Betty J. Law of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; grandchildren, Warren O. “Trey” Parkerson (Angela L.), Christie P. Armstrong (Brian A.), Charles D. “Chuck” O’Briant, and Leigh Lisiewski (Matt); as well as eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations be made to French Camp Academy, an interdenominational Christian boarding home and academy, by visiting frenchcamp.org or by mail: French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
Those wishing may send condolences at hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, March 19, 2014