Katherine Marie Jimmerson

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Katherine Marie Jimmerson was born July 2, 1926 and passed from this earth on August 17, 2019 at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her parents John William and Martha Sadie Dillard, 3 husbands, John Edward Kirby, Robert Earnest "Red" Pilgrim, and Franklin Edgar Jimmerson. She is survived by daughter, Martha Susan Morris of Jacksonville, 3 grandsons and their wives, John Wayne and Dana Morris of Greenville, James Michael and Karen Morris of Jacksonville, and Daniel Clayton and Audra Morris of Jacksonville, 5 great grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren, Nieces Virginia Mayfield, of Bastrop, Berthene (Bertha) Werner of Mount Pleasant, and several great-nieces and nephews, and step-children.
Having had to quit school during World War II to help the family survive, then had to work hard as single mother to provide the best she knew how, with no support or encouragement. A retired seamstress, which skill she used to clothe Big Tex as he stood proud and stalwart over the State Fair of Texas for many years, and a grandmother that yearned for her family, even though life called each one to different and distant places.
Mammaw, as we called her, was as independently minded person as anyone would have ever known. It was only in her frailness of age and illness, that her vitality and determination was taken from her and unable to handle her own home and livelihood, found herself dependent and frustrated. Her greatest difficulty was being able to express the love and appreciation that she had for family and friends, without sounding critical. Do not be harsh upon her for that shortcoming, but think the thoughts of her that bring back her strength of character and sacrifice and that desire she had to expect the same of those she knew.
A graveside service is scheduled at 10 o'clock in the morning Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
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