Vera Jackson

Obituary of Vera Mae Jackson

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Vera Mae Jackson Of Kistler, WV Vera Mae “Granny” Jackson, 91, of Kistler, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, August 13, 2021, after an extended illness. Vera was born September 26, 1929, in Epes, Alabama, the oldest daughter and second child of six children born to the late Willie and Jessie (Huchins) Jackson. In addition to her parents, Vera was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Ray Jackson and Timothy “Tonsee” Jackson; two brothers, Raymond and Henry Jackson; and three sisters, Beatrice Jackson, Minnie Paulin, and Fannie “Peggy” Jackson; and two half-brothers, Ray Jones and Lionell Jones and one half-sister Julia (Bunny) Woods of Boston, Mass; and one sister-in-law, Thelma Brooks Jones of Boston, Mass Mrs. Jackson attended the old Buffalo High School at Accoville. She worked as a cook at Amherstdale Grade School for over 20 years. Cooking was her passion and you could always find her in her kitchen at the stove humming, singing, cooking, and baking her delicious food! Her wonderful rolls, pepperoni rolls, barbecue sauce, ribs, homemade mustard, and bread will long be remembered by the many people who walked through her doors and all were welcome. If you left Mrs. Jackson’s house hungry it was your own fault because she offered to feed everyone who walked through her door! Vera was a Christian who loved the Lord and loved to sing his praises. She was a longtime faithful member of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church where she served in any capacity that was asked of her. Vera was a member of the WV State Baptist Convention at Oak Hill where she served as a cook. She also belonged to the Guyan Valley Missionary Baptist Convention where her voice was often raised in song. She had a great smile and her laugh was contagious! Mrs. Jackson raised her children with a firm hand because she said her children represented her when they went out into the world. She was a wonderful Granny and had a special bond/relationship with each and every one of her grandchildren! She was so funny, kind, a great listener, and caring to them all! You Granny will truly be missed by ALL OF US! Those left to cherish her memory are six children, Brenda J. Hairston of Raleigh, NC, Eddie Joe Jackson of Columbus, OH, Gregory Jackson of Kistler, Linda Wright of Chesapeake, VA, Jerri Monroe and her husband Terriell of Man, and Dwayne Jackson and his wife Margie of Columbus, OH; 17 grandchildren, Kimberly Hairston and Stephen Hairston, both of Raleigh, NC, Kelley Lawson and Kiwon Lawson, both of Columbus, OH, Alicia Flowers of IN, Gregory Justin Jackson of Atlanta, GA, Jasmine Jackson of Charleston, Jada Jackson of WVU at Morgantown, Zachary Wright of the Philippines and Wesley Wright of Chesapeake, VA, Timothy Jackson Jr., of Raleigh, Danny and Brianna Jackson of Columbus, OH, Eboni Monroe of South Point, OH and Tyler Monroe of Columbus, OH, Terriell Monroe Jr., of FL, Keisha Monroe of NJ and Ayanna Jackson of Columbus, OH; 14 great-grandchildren, Jovir, Aiyana, Armani and Aaliyah Flowers of IN. Auzriel Vera of Charleston, WV, LaKaiya, and Skylar of IN. D’Mya and Nariyah,, Kyrie and Christian of FL, Zion, Trinity, Messiah, and Judah Monroe of NJ; One Half Sister Julia (Bunny) Woods of Boston, MA; 1 Sister-in-Law Thelma Dee Brooks-Jones of Boston, MA; And very close nieces and nephews. ; and two cousins, Lula Huchins of Atlanta, GA and Fannie Huchins of Tuscaloosa, AL; along with a host of other relatives, church family, and friends. Vera Mae Jackson’s life song: May the Work I’ve Done Speak for Me When I’m resting in my grave there is nothing that can be said May the work I’ve done speak for me. When the best I try to live my mistakes He will forgive May the life I live speak for me. May the service I give speak for me When I’ve done the best I can and my friends don’t understand. May the service that I give speak for me. Sometimes it seems, it seems like nothing at all. But when I stand before my God I want to hear Him say, “Well Done”. May the work I’ve Done speak for Me. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church at Kistler. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Repass will follow at St. James Missionary Baptist Church at Kistler. We would like to thank Rev. Philemon Dillard and the St. James Missionary Baptist Family for allowing us to have a Home-going celebration for our mother Vera Mae Jackson. We also like to have a heart felt thank you to the Rev. Franklin and Marie Murphy for their services. Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
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Saturday
21
August

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 21, 2021
St. James Missionary Baptist Church
Buffalo Creek Road
Kistler, West Virginia, United States
Saturday
21
August

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 21, 2021
St. James Missionary Baptist Church
Buffalo Creek Road
Kistler, West Virginia, United States
Saturday
21
August

Grave Side Services

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Forest Lawn Cemetery
169 Forest Lawn Cemetery Rd.
Pecks Mill, West Virginia, United States
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