Jackie Fitts Thompson, age 83, of Danielsville, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
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Born in Biltmore Village, N.C., on September 29, 1930, Jackie was a life-long resident of Madison and Clarke Counties. She was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, with a strong love for the Lord. She was a member of Hull Baptist Church and also attended Shiloh Baptist Church.
Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Durwood B. Thompson; parents, William and Ethel Fitts; brothers, Frank, Felton, and Ferris Fitts; and sister, Georgia Fitts Beatenbo.
She is survived by her children, Regina Thompson (Chris) Boswell, of Danielsville, and Rena Thompson (Lou) Abernethy, of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, Corey (Kimberly), Chad (Ariel), and Megan Boswell, Beth (Josh) Blackmer, and Robin (Josh) Kiku; and great-grandchildren, Brooke Boswell, Paisley Mae Boswell, Nicole Lippy, and Anatasia Kiku. She is also survived by her siblings, Jimmie Fitts Hallford, Libbie Hix Fitts, Bobbie Fitts Tyner, Johnnie Fitts Beatenbo, Fred (Betty) Fitts, Patricia Fitts Little, Tommie Fitts (Junior) Holloway, and Furman (Sally) Fitts, and several nieces and nephews.
Jackie was a homemaker for many years, raising Rena and Regina by herself because Durwood passed at such an early age. She later worked at the University of Georgia in Graduate Admissions until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was devoted to her grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, at Lord & Stephens, in Danielsville. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at Hull Baptist Church, with the Revs. Randy Crowe and Glenn Guest officiating. The pallbearers will be Eddie Lee Boswell, Don Hayes, Mike Little, Kevin Sexton, Gabe Martin, and Jesse Compton.
Contributions may be made on behalf of Jackie Thompson to the Hull Cemeteries Maintenance & Trust, P.O. Box 68, Hull, GA 30646.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home
963 Highway 98 East
Danielsville, GA 30633
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Oct. 4, 2013