Obituary

Elois Azalea Jackson

Greenbrier Baptist Church Cemetery


        On Saturday evening December 23, 2006 Elois Azalea Jackson went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

        Elois Azalea Jackson was born on February 27, 1952 in Powhatan, VA to the late Samuel Henry Taylor, Sr. and Blanche Walton Taylor. Elois attended the Powhatan County School System in Powhatan, VA.

        Elois had a love for cosmetology. She loved doing hair; make-up, manicuring nails and calling her cousin Diane Cox on the telephone for Avon books. She was a faithful member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church until her health failed.

        She leaves to cherish fond memories, husband, MacDonald Jackson of Richmond, VA; one son, Michael Jackson and friend Kymberli Tucker of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, Jaquan Carter and Tinia Jackson of Richmond, VA; three sisters, Estelle Hicks of Richmond, VA, Mary Taylor and Tina Harris of Powhatan, VA; four brothers, Samuel Taylor, Jr., Moses Taylor, Overton Taylor, and Spencer Taylor of Powhatan, VA; mother-in-law, Mary Scruggs of Powhatan, VA; four sisters-in-law, Patricia Taylor of Richmond, VA, Mary Howell and Maxine Scruggs of Powhatan, VA, and Linda Taylor of Highland Springs, VA; four brothers-in-law, Bruce Howell, Kenneth Scruggs, Rodney Harris all of Powhatan, VA, and Geroy Taylor of Highland Springs, VA; eight aunts, Alberta Harris, Fanie Brown, Thelma Hobson, Christine Mitchell, Bell Matthews all of Powhatan, VA, Ruth Brown of Richmond, VA, Susie Preston of New Jersey, and Mary Rose Piper of Pennsylvania; two uncles, Carl Walton of Powhatan, VA and Freddie Taylor of Maryland; nieces, one devoted Trisha Hayes (Floyd), nephews, other relatives and friends (two devoted Evelyn Woolridge and Jewnita Tyler).





"MISS ME BUT LET ME GO"


When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set me free,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room, why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little, but not to long.
And not with your head bowed low, remember the love we once shared,
Miss me but let me go.
For this journey we all must take, each must go alone,
It's all a great part of the Master's Plan, A step on the road to Home,
When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds,
Miss me but let me go.


- The Family -



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