A reflection of the life of LaToya Katris Frazier Jackson

Funeral services for Mrs. LaToya Frazier-Jackson, age 26, of Grambling will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Grambling. Interment will follow at Grambling Memorial Gardens under the direction of Our Christian Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Friday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Christian Funeral Home in Ruston, located on 1200 Jones Street.

Latoya was born August 12, 1982, and passed away January 15, 2009, in Bentonville, AR.

She attended Grambling Elementary School and Grambling High School, graduating with honors in May 2000. While at Grambling High, she was active in the high school band and choir, a member of the National Honor Society and an Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante.

During her senior year in high school, she was crowned Miss Grambling High.

LaToya attended Grambling State University, where she studied Computer Information Systems (CIS). She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003.

Her honors and activities while at Grambling were numerous. They included All-American Scholar, National Dean’s List, Earl Lester Cole’s Honors College, Golden Key Honor Society, President’s List at Grambling State University, United States Achievement Academy, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and Scholarship, TOPS Scholar, NAACP Scholarship, Who’s Who Among College Students, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

LaToya continued at Grambling State University and received her Master of Public Administration degree in 2005 with concentrations in Human Resource Management and Public Administration. During this time, Latoya accepted a job internship with Wal-Mart’s Corporate Offices in Bentonville, Ark., where she became employed full-time after graduation in January 2006.

While working at Wal-Mart, she held various positions and received numerous accolades and promotions. Most recently, she was promoted to the position of Senior Systems Administrator.

On October 7, 2006, LaToya married the love of her life, Fredrick Demon Jackson in Grambling.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving husband, Frederick Jackson; her parents, John and Edrene Frazier; sister, Kesha Frazier-Hamilton (Sean); sister in-law, Cynthia Jackson; nieces, Ciedra Murphy, Haley Hamilton and Lauryn Hamilton; in-laws, Monroe and Shirley Spillers; grandmother, Mildred McCarty; and a host of other relatives and friends. Latoya was preceded in death by grandmother, Loudell Lynn Frazier and grandfathers, Floyd Mccarty Sr., and Louis Frazier Sr.

Her father and mother remember LaToya as a wonderful daughter and friend. “We love her and miss her dearly, but we know she is with God in heaven.”

Her husband, Frederick said, “Toya was a true example of a ‘Godly Wife,’ she was my jewel and I will always love her.