Mary Lou Jameson, age 87, of Port Orange, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her residence. She was born October 4, 1927, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Albert and Mildred (Antrobus) Rice, and was the younger of two sisters.
After graduating from high school Mary Lou attended nursing school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was there that she met the love of her life, MSG Robert E. Jameson (Jim) who swept her off her feet. They were married in Puerto Rico, where Robert was stationed in the USAF. Throughout the years, Mary Lou moved frequently being a military wife. She worked as a pharmacy technician for several years in Eau Gallie, Florida and also spent a few years as an Insurance Agent. She loved boating and spent many years living on a houseboat. Mary Lou loved to read and was a whiz at using her ipad for everything from downloading her favorite authors books to face timing with her kids. What Mary Lou loved most though was volunteering wherever help was needed. For many years she was active in Project Linus, knitting hundreds of baby blankets and hats. She had most recently been a volunteer at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach for over ten years. Mary Lou and Jim spent 65 wonderful years together before his death in 2012.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim, and her sister, Alberta Rackleff. Mary Lou is survived by her daughters, Mary Lynn (Ray) Crawford of Bushnell, Fl., Cindy (Don) Belcher of New Smyrna Beach, Fl.; two grandsons, Keith Tackett and Chad Crawford; granddaughter Jennifer Bass; great grandsons Evan Bass and Chase Tackett and great granddaughter Sarah Gerrity.
A Celebration of Mary Lou's life will be held Saturday, Feb 28 at 1:00 pm at Baldwin Brothers, 1 N Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Florida Baptist Children's Home International Missions Organization, Orphan's Heart P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802. Orphan's Heart's is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide Christ-centered services to meet the physical, spiritual, emotional and medical needs of children and families throughout the developing world.
Condolences may be left in Mary Lou's online guestbook at http://www.baldwincremation.com/. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the wonderful employees of Countryside Lakes in Port Orange for their care and support in her final days