A memorial will be held at the K[auth] ingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses on March 22nd at 1:30 pm for Virginia Jackson who went to rest with our Father’s loving grace surrounding her. Virginia passed away peacefully on March 4th with her loving family by her side. A gathering of family and friends will immediately follow in Virginia’s home.
Virginia was born on May 17th, 1936 in Brady, Texas to Manuel and Mildred Hernandez. She was a hard-working woman with a gentle heart and a great sense of humor. Although she saw some hard times, she stood strong; she was her family’s soldier. Virginia was a committed Jehovah’s Witness and through her we learned that we are never alone on this Earth. In her golden years everyone knew her as (Grandma). Virginia loved good music and spending time with her family and friends, cooking out and playing dominoes. Virginia would give anything to anyone in need and she raised her family to have the same values. Virginia was always surrounded by the love of her family and friends, she was an amazing person and the center of her family’s heart. Preceding her in death is her husband Andrew Jackson, parents Manuel and Mildred Hernandez, brothers Manuel Hernandez Jr and Pete Hernandez, sisters Lola Williams, Inez Hernandez and Anita Perez and granddaughter Melissa White. Family left to continue her ways of love and heart are her daughter Deborah White of Roswell, granddaughters Virginia White of Socorro, Nicole Jackson of Roswell, Krystle Smith of Roswell, Sara White of San Antonio, son-in-law Freddie White of Odessa, great-grandchildren Darrien and Nayeli of San Antonio, sister Lila Maye Hatfield of Artesia and brothers Eddy and Ralph Hernandez both of Carlsbad. Further family standing strong are cousins Deloris Peralta and family, niece Donna Parker and husband Karl of Artesia, niece Cathy Davis and her son Joshua of Artesia, nephew Fabian Hatfield of Artesia, niece Deborah Williams and her sons Cordero and Curtis of Dallas, niece Kathy Williams and her daughter Tasha Wang and family of Dallas, niece Carolyn Williams and her sons Derrick and Jerome of Dallas, niece Rose Stewart and her husband Calvin Stewart and their sons Quincy and Damian of Spokane and their daughter Shontae Williams of Dallas, sister-in-law Angie Hernandez and her son Pete Jr and daughter Connie and their families all of Roswell. Virginia’s family also includes a numerous amount of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who are not forgotten.
Special thank you to the Dialysis Center, Mission Arch, Hospice and all the people who have shown our family so much love and care, God Bless you all. To us that remain on this Earth a reminder: God reserves his toughest battles for his strongest soldiers.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me, I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all, I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that peace at the close of the day, if my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, all these things too I will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full; I’ve savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.