Obituary for Betty Jackson
Betty Holler Jackson, 90, of Nutter Fort, WV, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2017 at Crestview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jane Lew. She was born on May 21, 1927 in Oakland, MD, to Burlin Columbus and Elsie Hinebaugh Holler, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 31 years, the Reverend Don L. Jackson, on October 4, 1985.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Clifford Holler, and her sister, Peggy DiSimone.
Betty is survived by her three sons, Mr. Jerry L. Jackson and wife, Lori, of Nutter Fort, WV, Rev. Jay K. Jackson and his wife, LeAnn, of Longview, TX, and Dr. Jeffrey B. Jackson and wife, Barbie, of Bridgeport, WV. She is also survived by her sister, Rita Sweitzer, her brother, Larry Holler and wife, Jill, her brother-in-law, Joe DiSimone, and sister-in-law, Naomi Holler, all of Oakland, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Joshua Jackson, Colin Jackson, Zachary Jackson, Kari Dixon, Garret Jackson, Becky Jackson, and Jonathan Jackson, as well as her great grandchildren, Jay Dixon, Madison Jackson, and Jude Dixon. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives.
Betty was foremost a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an outstanding homemaker, cook, and baker. Family was always first and foremost for Betty. She retired from an extensive career as a Medical Office Manager, first at the Garrett County Health Department and later for Dr. Fung, an ophthalmologist in Clarksburg. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarksburg. She was an active participant in the many churches served by her husband throughout his career in ministry. These activities included the singing in the choir, participating in women’s circles, and teaching children’s Sunday School. Betty held many offices in the WSCS and United Methodist Women’s organizations, including President at both local church and district levels. In addition to church choirs, she was a former member of the Harrison County Chorus, played the piano, and sang in many trios and other ensembles. She was also formerly active in the Clarksburg Business Professional Women’s organization and volunteered at United Hospital Center.
Betty was a perfectionist in every aspect of her life. She strived constantly to offer her best and instilled the same in her children. Her husband often credited her for helping him complete his seminary education and supporting him in all aspects of his ministry, including typing numerous papers and church bulletins. She took special pride in her baking, including years of exquisite cake decorating and countless other culinary creations. Her greatest joy was found with family, especially spoiling her grandchildren. She was also a selfless giver to all that she encountered with no expectations in return.
The family would like to thank those who cared for Betty as her health deteriorated, especially the amazingly caring folks at Crestview Manor, who made her last days as pleasant and comfortable as could be imagined.
Family and friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home 329 E. Main Street Clarksburg, WV on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 6 until 8pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 12 Noon. Private Interment will take place at Garrett County Memorial Gardens in Oakland, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Clarksburg or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences, www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jackson Family during this time.