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Virginia Hannah Jackson, 98, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday (Sept. 7, 2017) at her home following a long illness.
She was born in Marion County, Hammond Community, on Feb. 16, 1919, a daughter of the late Cecil Shaffer and Gay (Vincent) Shaffer. She lived a life full of love and compassion for her family.
Virginia was a homemaker and worked as a cook at Quiet Dell School for several years. In her spare time, she loved to quilt, needlepoint and make ceramics. She greatly enjoyed visits with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, George Franklin Jackson, in August of 1998; a grandson, Alan Gifford; a son-in-law, Richard Gifford; and all her brothers and sisters, Howard Shaffer, Clyde Shaffer, Owen Shaffer, Gladys Boyce and Pearl Perkins.
Virginia was a member of the Baptist Temple in Fairmont.
She is survived by her children, a son, George Darrell Jackson and his wife Barbara of Clarksburg; two daughters, Marilyn Gifford of Fairmont and Pamela Blagg and her husband Bruce of Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren and their spouses, Tina and Oscar Calderon, Monica and Brian Adams, Christopher and Acima Blagg, Jennifer and Peter Encinosa; and six great-grandchildren and their spouses, Erica and Rob Child, Ryan and Nicole Calderon, Amanda Adams, Alex Encinosa, Anna Encinosa and Owen Blagg; four great-great-grandchildren, Arianna Calderon, Aiden Calderon, Ashton Calderon and Axel Calderon; and several nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to her caregivers, Rose Jones, Mary Lou Kittle and a few others, including the staff of Amedysis Hospice.
In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, all services will be private under the direction of the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home.
Published on September 10, 2017
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