DANIELSVILLE - Jackie Fitts Thompson, 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
She was born September 29, 1930 in Biltmore Village, N.C., and was a lifelong resident of Madison and Clarke Counties. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, Durwood B. Thompson; her parents, William and Ethel Fitts; brothers, Frank, Felton and Ferris Fitts; and sister, Georgia Fitts Beatenbo. She was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother with a strong love for the Lord, loved ones stated. She was a member of Hull Baptist Church and also attended Shiloh Baptist Church. Jackie was a homemaker for many years, raising Rena and Regina by herself, as Durwood passed away 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, loved ones stated.
Survivors include two children, Regina Thompson Boswell (Chris), Danielsville, and Rena Thompson Abernethy (Lou), Woodbridge, Va.; five grandchildren, Corey Boswell (Kimberly), Chad Boswell (Ariel), Megan Boswell, Beth Blackmer (Josh), and Robin Kiku (Josh); four great-grandchildren, Brooke Boswell, Paisley Mae Boswell, Nicole Lippy and Anatasia Kiku; brothers and sisters, Jimmie Fitts Hallford, Libbie Hix Fitts, Bobbie Fitts Tyner, Johnnie Fitts Beatenbo, Fred Fitts (Betty), Patricia Fitts Little, Tommie Fitts Holloway (Junior), and Furman Fitts (Sally); and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at Lord and Stephens, Danielsville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at Hull Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Crowe and Glenn Guest officiating. Pallbearers will be Eddie Lee Boswell, Don Hayes, Mike Little, Kevin Sexton, Gabe Martin, and Jesse Compton.
Contributions may be made to the Hull Cemeteries Maintenance and Trust, P.O. Box 68, Hull, GA 30646.
Lord & Stephens Danielsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com