Julie Jackson's son, Quinton Maurer, recalls his mother
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Friday, January 11, 2013
1/11/13 at 5:36 AM
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Quinton Maurer's mother, Julie Jackson, was the sweetest person one would ever want to meet, he said Thursday.
"She had a really, really big heart," Maurer recalled. "She had a way to make people laugh."
On Monday, Jackson was one of four people found shot to death at the Fairmont Terrace apartment complex, 1111 E. 60th St.
Quadruple homicide shooting victims
Rebeika Powell, 23||Kayetie Powell
The others were Misty Nunley, 33, Rebeika Powell, 23, and Kayetie Powell Melchor, 23.
Maurer, who lives in Denver, said initial reports he saw on the Internet indicated that all of the victims were younger than the 55-year-old Jackson. However, a family member called him about 6 p.m. Monday with the news of his mother's death, he said.
It had already been a difficult time for the family.
Jackson, who had lived in the Tulsa apartment complex about five years, had visited Okmulgee shortly before her death for the funeral of her father, who died after having a stroke.
Maurer, 38, said that while his grandfather's death was a sad occasion, the emotional pain caused by his mother's death has been "far, far worse," due to the circumstances.
The family will visit with friends from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shurden-Jackson Funeral Home in Okmulgee, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.
Maurer, who said his mother will be cremated and her ashes spread in Texas, said he put the $3,100 cost of the services on a credit card. However, he said, "it's money I don't have," adding that nobody in the family has a lot of cash.
He said his mother didn't have a lot in terms of material possessions, "but what she had, she would share."
Maurer said the family has been touched by the outpouring of sympathy from the community.
"There's been a tremendous amount of love, prayers and support," he said.
Julie Lynn Jackson: Visitation 1-6 p.m. Sunday and service 11 a.m. Monday, both at Shurden-Jackson Funeral Home, Okmulgee.
Misty Nunley: Services pending. Add'Vantage.
Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Powell Melchor: Service 2 p.m. Saturday, God's Shining Light Church. Crown Hill.
Jackson funeral fund
An account to help with Jackson's funeral expenses has been set up under Julie Jackson's name at Arvest Bank. To make a donation, go to any branch or call the bank at 918-304-5114.
Powell funeral fund
A fund to help the Powell family with funeral expenses has been set up at Arvest Bank under the name of "Kayetie and Rebeika Powell Funeral Fund."
To make a donation, go to any Arvest Bank or call the bank at 918-631-1000.
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