Virgie Mae Herring Jackson

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sept. 27, 1923 – Jan. 27, 2018


VIDALIA — Services for Virgie Mae Herring Jackson, 94, of Vidalia, who died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Merit Health Natchez, will be 1 p.m. today at Vidalia Presbyterian Church.

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Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the church.

Mrs. Jackson was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Iverness, the daughter of Victor Bailey Herring and Addie Briscoe Herring.

She grew up at the Natchez Protestant Orphanage during the depression. She was a graduate of Natchez High School and studied nursing. She was employed by the Natchez Sanatorium until she married. She then traveled with her husband on various jobs overseas.

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ervin Jackson; one sister, Hattie Herring Rutherford of Natchez; one brother, Victor Bailey Houston Herring of Winona; and twin brothers who died shortly after birth.

Survivors include one son, William Herring Jackson and wife, Ruth, of The Woodlands, Texas; two daughters, JoAnn Jackson Gardner and husband, Ronny, of Vidalia, and Joyce Jackson Lepetich and husband, Mato, of Belle Chasse, La.; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Jackson and wife, Alicia, and Jerrett Jackson, all of The Woodlands, Danielle Jackson of Galveston, Texas, Pam Garcia and husband, Gary, of Houston, Tiffany Gardner Sanford and husband, Guy, of Moselle, Bridget Gardner King and husband, Leigh, of Natchez, Joyelle Lepetich Adolph and husband, Denny, and Mathew Lepetich, all of Belle Chasse; 13 great-grandchildren, JoAnna and Cameron Sanford, Carter Jackson, Nathan, Dylan and Ryan Garcia, Morgan, Sela, and Davin King, Brooke and Emma Kate Adolph, Camilla and Mato Joseph Lepetich, and one great-granddaughter expected in May.

Pallbearers will be Frank Jackson, James Jackson, Jefferson Jackson, Danny Renfro, Roger Rutherford and Clare Shields.

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