808 Bell St

Marshall, TX

Phone: 903-935-5225


Three blocks west of

Marshall Convention Center

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P.O. Box 1684

Marshall, Texas 75671

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Sunday School 9:45 am

Sunday Morning Service 11:00am

Sunday Evening service 6:00pm

Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study 7:00pm


 Athens – Funeral services for Charlie Jackson Jr., 89, of Athens, were held at 11:00 A.M.  Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens with Bro. Mike Dean, Bro. Olin Boles and Bro. Mark Morton officiating.  Interment will follow at the New York Cemetery in New York, Texas.                                                                                                  

Mr. Jackson went to be with the Lord on May 04, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving family with the singing of hymns and reading of scripture.

Charlie Oliver Jackson, Jr. (known as Brother C.O. or Brother Charlie) was born on March 5, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas, to Charlie Jackson, Sr. and Lila Ramsey Jackson. He spent his early years in the LaRue and New York communities before his family moved to Tyler, Texas where he attended high school. The day he turned 18, he volunteered for military service in WWII in 1943. He flew 65 missions as a radio operator and waist gunner in a B-26 over Europe. On his last mission, his plane crashed and he served his last months in the service recuperating from his injuries.

After the service, he worked to achieve an education. He attended Tyler Junior College, and University of Houston Law School, before surrendering to the ministry at First Baptist Houston, Texas.  He graduated from East Texas Baptist College (University), and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He continued his interest in history and theological education through reading, studying, and teaching.

In June 1953, he married the love of his life, Nancy Hanes Jackson of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and together they had six children (three sons and three daughters).

He pastored several churches in Texas. He moved to Athens, Texas to pastor Fellowship Baptist Church for approximately 12 years. In 1990, he felt the call to go to Las Vegas, Nevada as a church planter where he and his wife were used by God to establish the First Baptist Church of the Lakes. While there he was active in the state convention and taught extension courses at Golden Gate Seminary. They then retired in 2002 and returned to Athens, Texas, which they considered home. He has stayed busy over the last 12 years writing, teaching, conducting revivals, and supplying in pulpits.

He believed that “A man’s life preaches his funeral,” and made this statement often.  He was instrumental in missionaries surrendering their lives to go to numerous countries and in men and women entering into the ministry.  He ministered with his words and actions and demonstrated an exemplary testimony even into the last days of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his children, David Royce Jackson, and Lila Faith Daley Henderson, and his sister Adelaide Jackson Milner.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his children Elizabeth Joy Sparks and her husband Paul, John Daniel Jackson and his wife Terri, Lydia Hope Morton and her husband Mark, and his son Charlie Mark Jackson. They have 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren – his grandsons are serving as pallbearers. He is also survived by his brother Grady Royce Jackson, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6-8:00 P.M. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Athens, Texas; The Hospice of East Texas / Palliative Care Services / HomePlace in gratitude of their support and services in our loved one’s last few days; or any charity of your choice.



Catherine Gwen Hudson - Wife of Matt Hudson

Catherine Gwen Hudson was born in Hayward, California on January 21, 1972. She went to be with
the Lord on May 3, 2012 at the age of 40.

Catherine and her husband,
Matthew Hudson, served as Independent Baptist Missionaries in the country of
Ukraine for over 15 years. Since November of 2011, they have lived in Mesquite,
Texas. Catherine grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she graduated from
high school and college, and met her husband, Matthew, whom she married on
August 13, 1994. They began their ministry as missionaries to Ukraine in 1995.
The Hudson’s were due to return to the Ukraine on March 14, but that return was
delayed when it was discovered that Catherine was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer
March 7, 2012.. A Godly wife, mother and missionary, Catherine graduated to
Glory on May 3, 2012.

Catherine Gwen Hudson was preceded in death by both
her Maternal and Paternal Grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Silas Harsell of Missoula,
Montana, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ross, Sr. of San Leandro, California.

Survived by husband of 17 years, Matthew Edward Hudson; son, Daniel
Robert Hudson, age 16; daughters, Rachel Lenell Hudson, age 13, and Deborah
Maelee Hudson, age 11; parents Robert A. Ross, Jr and Cathe Mae Ross;
parents-in-law, Bob J. Hudson and Marilyn Lee Hudson; 8 nieces and 13 Nephews;
sisters, Cynthia D. Maulsby of Cypress, Texas; Nancy A. Jackson of Sumner,
Texas; Emily J. Hanson of Bradley, Illinois; and the dear members of the LIBERTY
(Svoboda) BAPTIST CHURCH of Stari Petrovtsi, UKRAINE.

The Funeral service was Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 10:00 am. It was held
at the Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas.

Terry L. Spears, Jr. - April 3, 1970 - FEBRUARY 21, 2013


Spears Profile

Terry Spears Jr.'s Journey from earth to Glory
Dear friends and family,
At last, Terry's journey is over!
He has moved his residence from earth to heaven and he finally wears an imperishable, immortal, and indestructible new body that he has longed for!
The Lord was pleased to take Terry home Saturday, February 16,2013 at 1:54pm.
Our family want to express our deepest gratitude
to all of you for your incessant prayers, love and support you've generously shown throughout this journey.
The funeral service was at Grace Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas

Jo Weaver

On this Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2015, NTBC Family is saddened with the news of one of our missionary Jo Weaver's passing. 
We are ever thankful for the blessed hope that she is now in the presence of. She went home to be with the Lord at 6:09 this morning. 
Jo gave her life to mission work and serving those around her. She was a missionary to the very end! Sharing the gospel while in the hospital which concluded I'm a profession of faith. 
Please keep her family and her friends in your prayers.

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