The Servant of the LORD\n Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations:\n Before I was born the LORD called me; from my mother's womb he has spoken my name.\n He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me;\n he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.\n He said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor."\n But I said, "I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all.\n Yet what is due me is in the LORD's hand, and my reward is with my God." \n Isaiah 49\n\nOn Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at age 82, Maeevelyn was lifted from her son's home to her heavenly home. She was born on August 27, 1938 to the union of Joseph and Ruby Winchester Jackson.\n\nLife: \nThe definition is the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual.\n\nMaeevelyn, or Mickey, MoMo Mickey, T-Mickey or Nana as she was nicknamed, lived her life. She was the epitome of living. Even when she became ill, she spoke of enjoying her life and traveling. She loved to travel. She has resided in Missouri, Texas and Louisiana, and traveled extensively with her travel club in Dallas and with family and friends. Her excursions with her son and Imelda Gros to casinos always brought laughter of the experience with a telling story. With her two closet friends, Carol Jones and Betty Williams, she enjoyed visiting their homes, going on road trips to other family and friends, shopping and site seeing.\n\nShe was a member of St. James Catholic Church, enjoyed listening to the Gospel Choir and participating at the Vacherie Senior Citizens Center. Her favorite Bible scripture was Isaiah 49 which speaks of her being a Servant of the Lord and Psalm 23 where the Lord is her Shepard. Her favorite songs were "Precious Lord", "Fly Away" and "Amazing Grace". When she saw family members in need, she was one to help, push others to help or along with others helped.\n\nMickey also loved cooking for others and eating out. She had a love and an in grown talent of making flower arrangements (such as wreaths, bridal bouquets, corsages etc.) and decorating for weddings. This is the lady you went to when you needed flowers for any occasion.\n\nMickey was an avid sports fan. While living in Dallas and assisting to rear Marlon, Jr., she became a Dallas Cowboys' fan. On returning to Louisiana and her roots, she became a Saints' fan again and member of the "Who Dat Nation". She also enjoyed the Pelicans and did not like to be disturbed during game time. She worked for the betterment of her community and was a member of The League for a Better St. James. She was awarded recently for her years of service.\n\nAlthough she may have had comments about everything, she did have this talent for stating how nice things are.\n\nShe was employed by St. James Parish Community Action and Housing, then Director of the Romeville Senior Citizens Center. She was a counselor for a Battered Women Program in New Orleans and worked as a security guard until her retirement.\n\nLegacy:\nThe definition is something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.\n\nMickey's legacy was her family and extended family. To cherish her memories and teachings she leaves her biological children: Junius (Charlene) Houston Julien, Jr., Dr. Joachina (Samuel) Lejeune Julien-Robertson and Joseph Jackson Julien; surrogate children: Nadine (Machiavelli) Nelson-Cooper, Lola Ross Lewis, Donna (Todd) Harris-Ayio, Shabretta (Marlon) Jones, Sr., and Alonzo (Carmen) Johnson, Jr.; grandchildren: Johannces Baptiste, Marquis (Jonathan) Joseph-Wilson, Danaye Julien, Juancheous Baptiste, Jarret Julien, Jhaniqua (Karl) Profit-Franks, Travis Julien, William Jackson Julien and Jada Evelyn Julien; surrogate grandchildren: Nydia Maude Marie Cooper, Javona Ross Turner, Jannice Ross Wallace, Jaylen Ross, Avon Ayio, Admire Ayio, Marlon Jones, Jr., Danielle Johnson, Allegra Johnson and Tasha Johnson; a host of great-grandchildren and surrogate great-grandchildren; best friends: Cecile Joshua, Carol Jones-Jacob and Betty Williams; Godchildren: Florence Winchester, Betty Mayo, Janie Mae Southerland, Kadrin Herbert, and Keith Southerland, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and friends.\n\nShe was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Winchester-Jackson; father, Joseph Jackson; son, William Anthony Julien; brother, Joseph Gene Jackson, Sr.; sister, Shirley Jackson Scott; maternal grandparents, Clothilde and William Winchester; paternal grandparents, Christine and Jules Jackson; best friend, Shirley Hebert and Godchild, Martha Mae Gardner.\n\nPsalm 23\nThe LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.\n2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.\n3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.\n4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.\n5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.\n6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: \nand I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.\n\n\nA memorial service honoring the life of Maeevelyn "Mickey" Johnson will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1pm at St. James Catholic Church, 6613 LA-18, St James, LA 70086. Visiting period with family will begin at 12:30pm. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA 70052.\n\nLive streaming of the memorial will be available for viewing via Treasures of Life's Facebook page. You must have a Facebook account to watch live. Search Treasures of Life Funeral services and the video will appear once the live streaming begins at 1pm.\n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!"\n\nTo share condolences and thoughts, and to sign guest book, please visit: www.treasurefunerals.com\n\nDue to CDC (COVID-19) guidelines and restrictions, masks and social distancing are REQUIRED!!