Virginia Jackson went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 2, 2019 at the age of 91. She was living in a residential community in Pensacola, Florida.
Funeral services will be held at Gray Funeral Home chapel in Union Springs, Alabama on Saturday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tom Randall and Rev. David Stewart officiating. A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to service. Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Union Springs, Alabama, Gray Funeral Home directing.
Virginia was born April 6, 1928 in Bullock County, Alabama to D. Arnold and Mercer Caylor and grew up there with her two brothers and two sisters. She later married her beloved husband, George “Jack” Jackson and they moved to Tuskegee, Alabama where they raised their two daughters and owned “Jackson Drugs”.
Virginia worked along side her pharmacist husband for 18 years before selling the store. After living in a few other places, she and Jack settled down in the old family home in Union Springs, Alabama. They both loved working in the yard and turned their back yard into a peaceful garden of beautiful flowers and shrubs.
Virginia was known for her sweet gentle Christian spirit and her devotion to her family and friends. Her happiest years were spent living in Tuskegee and the close friends she made, especially her bridge club.
She and Jack were also very active in First Baptist Church and taking trips with the youth group. She always called Union Springs her home and was blessed to spend her later years living in the house where she and Jack were married.
Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, George, the love of her life; her precious daughter, Nancy; her sister, Jennie Lee Caylor; brothers, Raymond and D. Arnold “Bully” Caylor. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Jackson (Pensacola); grandchildren: Michael, Jennifer and Emily Marcato and their father, Forrest “Mac” Marcato (Montgomery, Alabama), great-grandchildren: Sam, Fin and Sarah Sahlie Marcato (Fairhope, Alabama), sister, Patty Jean Williams, (Belle Chasse, Louisiana;) sisters-in-law: Peggy Caylor (Pullman, Alabama), Joan Jackson Ward Houston (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express thanks to Health Center of Pensacola, Florida for seven years of loving care, with special thanks to the “C wing” nurses and aides who she came to love very much.
We would also like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for their care and support this past year.
Virginia loved to be surrounded by flowers or donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Union Springs, Alabama.