August 10, 1931 – March 4, 2022
On March 4, 2022, God called home one whom He loaned to us for a season, Mrs. Aubrey Hayes Jackson. She was a native of Petersburg, Virginia and the daughter of the late Burton and Julia Blackwell Hayes. She was born on August 10, 1931 and was the youngest of four siblings.
She received her early education in the public school system of Petersburg, Virginia. She continued her education by earning a B. S. Degree in Elementary Education from Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, and her M. S. Degree in Special Education from Virginia State University.
Mrs. Jackson’s career path began as an elementary teacher in Augsburg, Germany in 1956 and lasted for more than 31 years, retiring from Hopewell City Public School in 1988.
Mrs. Jackson was very active in her community. She was a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Delta Omega Chapter with more than 69 years membership; Hopewell Retired Teachers Association; The National Education Association; The Ivy Community foundation, Inc., and served on the Board of the Directors for the Foster Grandparents program. As a member of those organizations, she held the following offices: Vice Chairman of the Foster Grandparent program; Chairman of the Audit committee of Delta omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®; Financial Secretary of the Petersburg Chapter of Chums Inc.; and Vice-Chairman of the Ivy Community Foundation, Incorporated.
She contributed numerous hours as a volunteer for the American Heart Association; March of Dimes; The Salvation Army; Outreach Breadbasket Program, Zion Baptist Church; Crater Community Hospice, Inc.; Foster Grandparents Program; A. P. Hill Elementary School; Virginia Avenue School; Woodlawn Elementary School; American Red Cross; and Zion Baptist Church Summer Enrichment Program.
She has received many awards and recognition. She was named to the Rotary Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame 1999; Mother of the Year 2005, Zion Baptist Church; Unsung Hero 2000 Pan-Hellenic Council (PHC); Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated®; Senior of the Year 2005; Friends of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church; and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Hopewell City School Board in 2010.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne Street, Petersburg, Virginia. In Zion she held the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Missionary Ministry; Assistant Superintendent of Church School and was an active member of the Health and Wellness Ministry, Women’s Bible Class, and the Women’s Ministry.
With such a busy, active schedule, Mrs. Jackson still had time for her hobbies. She was an avid bridge and pinochle player and was a member of several clubs. She loved gardening, reading, traveling, cross-stitching and working out at the gym with her personal trainer.
Mrs. Jackson was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who took great pride in her family’s accomplishments.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband of 71 years, Luther Jackson, Jr.; one daughter, Jewel Jackson Baldwin of Fort Washington, Maryland; one son, Keith G. Jackson (Margaret) of Richmond, Virginia; three granddaughters, Kristina Sabrou (Youssef), Kayla Jackson of Richmond, Virginia, and Johari Baldwin of Fort Washington, Maryland; five great grandchildren, Amir, Khalil, Aliya Sabrou, Nora and Noah; one sister-in-law, Mildred Scott Hayes; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, devoted friends and sorority sisters.
Services was held 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, the Rev. Dr. Andrew J. White, Sr., eulogist and Pastor Michael E. Shannon, Sr., officiating. The interment followed at Merchant Hope Memorial Garden.