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Corlis Denise Smith Jackson, 63, was born September 11, 1955 to the late Clarence and Bernice Smith in Chattanooga, TN. She went home to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, July 14, 2019. She was a graduate of Howard High School class of 1973. She was a member of the Bethlehem Wiley Church and accepted Christ at an early age. Corlis was a kind, loving person who loved her family. She enjoyed watching westerns on television, going fishing and entertaining with her family. As stated by her daughter, Charity, her mom was her best friend. Her favorite Bible scripture was Psalm 23:1-6. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Jackson; parents, Clarence and Bernice Fields Smith; grandmother, Bena Fields; and brother, Montee Green. She leaves to cherish her many precious memories her four children, Terrance Jackson, Solomon (Andrea) Jackson , Charity (Michael) Thompson, and Jared Jackson; stepchildren, Deon Jackson and Laverne Jackson; siblings, Diane Austin of Chattanooga and Rodney (Matilyn) Fields of Minneapolis, Minnesota; uncle, Willie Jackson of Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Betty (Eddie) Powell, Nashville, TN; brothers-in-law, Lurone (Glenda) Jennings and Tommy Lee Jennings; grandchildren, Alexis Woodruff, Teeosha Jackson, Jerrian Jackson, Solomon Jackson, Jr.; other family members, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A lie in state will be held 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday, July 19, 2019  at the funeral home followed by a chapel service at 11:00 a.m. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995

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  • Sunday, July 14, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    I met Corlis when she was newly married. She was a wonderful person. My condolences to the family. I know she will be missed. Keep God in your hearts and mind as she would have.
    ~ Gracelia Moore   Chattanooga, TN