Family sets up memorial scholarship - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/9/09

Family sets up memorial scholarship

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 has learned that the First United Bank in Earth, Texas will be accepting donations for the Rexee Jackson cheerleading scholarship.  

A tire blew out on a cotton module truck causing it to cross into oncoming traffic near Springlake. The truck collided head on with an SUV and both vehicles caught fire.

Tammy Jackson and her teenage daughter Rexee were in the SUV. DPS officials released the name of the truck driver, 33-year-old Raymond Ramirez Jr. of Olton who died at UMC.

Springlake-Earth School Superintendent Denver Crum says the accident's youngest victim freshman Rexee Jackson was full of life, a life that ended tragically too soon.

"It's devastating. The last thing you expect is that phone call," says Crum. The phones kept ringing. News of Rexee and Tammy Jackson's death shocked the communities of Springlake and Earth Monday. "She was a high school freshman and a beautiful and vibrant young lady. The type of kid that others gravitate towards," adds Crum about the loss of one of his students.

The mother and daughter's life will be celebrated in the school's 900 seat auditorium where standing room only is expected. The two will be buried together Friday. Crum says the hall just won't be the same. "When you lose a person like that...there aren't many like Rexee Jackson, she'll be hard to replace," adds Crum.

School will dismiss early Friday at noon for the funeral at 2 p.m. in the auditorium which is the largest place to gather in the community.  Just down the road, the community of Olton will celebrate the life of 33-year-old Raymond Ramirez Jr. His funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Olton.

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10/7/09

Springlake mourns loss of mother and daughter Video included

The community of Springlake and Earth mourns the sudden loss of a mother and her teenage daughter. NewsChannel 11's Ann Wyatt Little reports from Springlake.

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