Betty Warnock Jackson

November 15, 1928 - July 4, 2016
Betty Warnock Jackson

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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.


Thursday, July 7, 2016
12:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • July 05, 2016
    Janet Melton Sharp says:
    My prayers to the entire Jackson family. Mrs. Betty was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She gave many kids including myself a solid start in life. I treasure my days at FBC Kindergarten with Mrs. Betty. May God give you comfort as you know that He has another angel in Heaven. Peace to you all - keeping you in my daily prayers.

  • July 05, 2016
    Alton Connor says:
    Dear Jackson Family ~ Your precious Mom was one of the sweetest, most Godly and precious women I have ever been blessed to know! We had a wonderful bond all thru the many years that our lives were blessed to be intertwined. My heart is saddened, along with each of yours, at her Homegoing, but I rejoice in knowing that she has a healed body now and is at Home in the presence of our Lord, whom she loved and served ever so faithfully. She truly was a saint here on earth. What a comfort to know that we will be reunited with this precious lady and our loved ones who are waiting for us there in Heaven. May God's grace sustain you all as you go thru this separation for now! With my Love, Prayers and Deepest Sympathy to a family who will forever hold a special place in my heart. Alton

  • July 05, 2016
    Phyllis Edwards says:
    Dearest Jacksons, I just read David's post on FB about Betty's passing. She was a precious lady!!! I'm so glad I got to see her while attending the reunion for the SSY. I will always treasure knowing her & her sweet family when we were serving in First Baptist Church, Hendersonville. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with all of you!!! I imagine Aubrey was right there to welcome Betty to her Heavenly home - I look forward to the day we will all be together again!! I hug you with my heart!!!

  • July 06, 2016
    Jim Smith says:
    So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Jackson was such a loving person, and a woman of great wit and wisdom. And she had the patience of Job, putting up with the antics of Mark and his friends, including me, especially through our high school and college years. God blessed us all with having Mrs. Jackson in our lives, and may he bless the Jackson family during this time.

  • July 06, 2016
    Margaret McKibbin says:
    Mrs. Jackson was one of the kindest people I ever met. She definitely walked her talk and faith. Mark, so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.