Betty Warnock Jackson, 87, of Hendersonville died peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Elizabeth House following a brief period of declining health. She was a daughter of the late Herman and Marguerite Warnock. Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Jackson, Jr.; daughter, Suzanne Jackson and sister, Evelyn Major. She was born in Atlanta, GA and was raised in South Carolina and Georgia. She moved to Hendersonville in 1955 and resided here for 59 years. Betty resided briefly in Georgia before recently returning to Hendersonville.
Betty was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church, where she was employed for over 30 years as a preschool teacher and then preschool director. She was a woman of very strong faith who enjoyed her walk with God, through her relationship with Jesus Christ. Betty enjoyed all of God’s creation from the mountains to the beaches, along with the trees, flowers, and birds that inhabit it. She cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her children and grandchildren. Betty touched the lives of many people through her ministry work with Love In Action, Special Friends and Interfaith Assistance Ministry.
She is survived by her daughters; Marguerite Murphy and her husband Tim of Griffin, GA, Deborah Mihalik and her husband John of Hendersonville; sons, David Jackson and his wife Martha of Smyrna, GA, Mark Jackson and his wife Jill of Hendersonville; brother, Charles Warnock and his wife Lola of Georgia; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
A celebration of life will be held at 1pm on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Hendersonville First Baptist Church with the Reverends Steve Scoggins and Dr. Gordon Elliott officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the reception hall. A private family graveside will be held.
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