Virgie E. JacksonIn Loving Memory…

Virgie E. Jackson

Virgie Evelyn (Hicks) Jackson, age 88, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away April 4, 2021 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

She was born May 21, 1932 in Girdner, MO, daughter of Warren and Maude (Knight) Hicks, the youngest of 13 children. She graduated from Mtn. Grove High School in 1950, she had been elected Class Football Queen during her Senior Year. On December 23, 1950, she was married to her high school sweetheart, William Sarge Jackson in a double ceremony with her best childhood friend. Three (3) children were added to this union; Sandra Kay Clark, Vicki Rae Jackson and Charles Albert (Chuck) Jackson, all of the Kansas City area.

Virgie left Mtn. Grove shortly after high school to follow her Air Force husband to various states where he was stationed, even a tour in Japan. In 1973, the family moved to Sedalia, MO after her husband retired from the Air Force. They loved to travel and traveled to all of the States as well as several foreign countries. They worked with Christian Ministries, in Guadeloupe, France, and Puerto Rico.

Virgie spent 25 years as a Medical Records Technician working in various hospitals, nursing homes and several doctor’s offices around Sedalia. She loved to sing in her church choir and also with the Helen G. Steele Music Club where she was a member since 1985 and was President of the Club in 2005-2007. She was active in the American Red Cross Organization for 30 years. She was a member of the former Sedalia Dinner club, and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). She came to know the Lord in May, 1956 and was an active member of Maplewood Church since 1973.

She enjoyed people and volunteered for many activities. She and her husband were volunteer co-instructors for the AARP Driver Safety Classes for Seniors. They also worked several years for the Missouri State Fair Foundation. She usually said “yes” for anything that was asked of her. She also loved to sew, crochet and read. She could often be found curled up with a book or crocheting afghans for baby gifts or for the Birthright Organization.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years and her three children. Survivors also include two grandchildren, Kim (Billy) Smith and Kelly (Shawn) Duvall and four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kristin, Cole and Keaton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jewell Spurgeon and Lugene Dobson and three brothers, Jesse Hicks, Bruce Hicks and Barney Hicks, and several half brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Heckart Funeral Home, 903 S. Ohio, Sedalia, MO, on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Mt. Grove, MO. Pastors Eddie Brown, Bob Wauchope and Darrell Loughridge will officiate.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Helen G. Steele Music Club or Maplewood Church, Sedalia, MO in care of the funeral home.


14 Responses

  1. Virgie was always so sweet to me and my family and she will be missed. So very sorry for your loss of this wonderful lady. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family

  2. We have such fond memories of Virgie from our years at Maplewood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know we will see her again in eternity.

  3. Bill I am so very sorry for your loss. She was such a special person. Prayers for your and the family.

  4. Bill I am so sad that Virgie left us. But I know she was called home to be with Jesus. Virgie was someone who spoke her mind but in a gentle and caring way. I admired her for her grace and wisdom.

  5. Sincere sympathy to the family. I so enjoyed working with Virgie in Helen G. Steele Music Club. Such a talented and lovely lady. Indeed she will be missed.

  6. Dear Bill, my heart is heavy for you and your family for this loss. Miss Virgie will always be remembered with love and affection by our family. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace as we know well she is with her loving Savior.

  7. Virgie volunteered for the Missouri State Fair Foundation selling water for the last 16 years. Her smile will sure be missed. Condolences to her family.

  8. Virgie has always been my favorite client!!! I have done her hair for years and I always loved talking and listening to her. She loved her church, the Helen Steel music club,and her family. I will miss her so much !!!

  9. Bill, my heart grieves for the loss you are feeling now. Please know that we are saying prayers for peace and strength for you and your family at this time.

  10. To our dear friends,
    We have had such a long, dear friendship with you all! I first remember Virgie from when I was in Kindergarten and lived across the street and played with Vicki and Sandi. So very many memories since that time. I am so grateful she and you all were part of our lives. Virgie will be greatly missed. What a life well lived. God bless you all during this time.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss Bill! She was a very special lady. I loved visiting with her and remember our Bible studies together. Can’t wait to see her again and rejoice with our Lord and Savior!
    What a glorious day!!

  12. We are so sorry. We enjoyed all our trips together. Last one was Branson. 🙏

  13. I’m sorry Bill, I know how you feel, it’s sad to be seperated from our mates, even though we know we will see them again.
    I pray the Lords peace for you. Bob McCracken

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