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Saturday, September 23, 2023
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Phyllis Ivalee Jackson, a beloved member of the Berkeley Springs, WV. community, passed away on September 6, 2023, at the age of 88.
She was born on May 31, 1935, in Berkeley Springs, WV., to Lee Beddow and Sarah Rosalie Lafollette Beddow. Phyllis was a loving wife and mother, as well as a dedicated seamstress and an active participant in the local political scene.
Phyllis's passion for sewing led her to a successful career as a seamstress at London Fog Manufacturing, where she served for over 25 years. Her attention to detail and creativity made her a valued member of the team. Phyllis took great pride in her work and contributed significantly to the company's success.
Phyllis attended Berkeley Springs School.
Outside of work, Phyllis had many interests and hobbies that brought her immense joy and fulfillment. She possessed green thumbs and spent countless hours tending to her vibrant garden filled with colorful flowers. Phyllis found solace and peace while surrounded by nature's beauty. She continued to use, and found joy in, her talent as a seamstress outside of work.
Phyllis thoroughly enjoyed attending auctions with friends. She relished the thrill of discovery and delighted in finding unique treasures that she would proudly display at home. These memorable outings not only satisfied her love for collecting but also provided opportunities for meaningful connections with fellow enthusiasts.
One of Phyllis's greatest passions was politics. She believed deeply in the power of democracy to shape society for the better. Phyllis actively participated in local political campaigns, advocating tirelessly for causes close to her heart. Her dedication inspired those around her to become more engaged citizens themselves.
Phyllis will be remembered as a warm-hearted individual who always had a smile on her face. Her genuine kindness and caring nature endeared her to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Phyllis's family and friends will fondly recall her unwavering support, words of wisdom, and unconditional love.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Beddow and Sarah Rosalie Lafollette Beddow, as well as her beloved husband, Junior Jackson, a son, Eddie Jackson; her granddaughter, Valerie Roach; a brother, James Beddow; and sisters, Marna White, Donna Jean Decker and Lola Stanley.
She is survived by her sons, William "Billy" Jackson of Alabama and Joe Jackson (wife Angel) of Shenandoah Junction, WV. Phyllis also leaves behind her brothers Ronald Beddow of Berkeley Springs, WV and Gary Beddow (Michele) of Hedgesville, WV; and her sister, Patty Nolan (Russell) of Little Orleans, MD.
Phyllis's legacy lives on through her grandchildren Kasi, Joe Jr., Codi, EJ Jr., Angie, and several great-grandchildren. She will forever hold a special place in their hearts as they carry forward the values she instilled in them.
A Celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1:00 pm, at Mt Zion Church, 5377 Martinsburg Road, Berkeley Springs, WV.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St., Hancock, MD. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.grovefh.com.