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Helen Ann (Ward) Jackson

August 1, 1925 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 94)


Helen Ann Jackson, 94, of Locust Grove, Virginia, died on July 31, 2020 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was born August 1, 1925 in Ona, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Ernest Ward and Emma Elmira Epling Ward. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Naaman Barrett (Sonny) Jackson; two brothers, Ernest H. Ward and Jack Layne Ward and four sisters, Thelma Leona Adkins, Emogene Ernestine Williams, Francis Alberta Ward and Martha Epling Ward.

Helen was an accomplished artist in oil painting, knitting and quilting. She loved West Virginia and the beloved city of her youth, Huntington, WV.

She is survived by three sons, Daniel Moses Smith, Naaman Wesley Jackson (Nancy), Louis Rodney Jackson (Beverly) and one daughter, Jennifer G. Heth (Marcus); ten grandchildren, Daniel M Smith (Mary Beth), Melissa Kesler (Rob), Judy Cook (Todd), Beth Bates (Mark), Joe Jackson, Jonathan Jackson, Michelle Hendricks (David), Robby Jackson, Rebecca Heth, Rachel Heth; nine great-grandchildren, Shaun, Brad and Amber Nicole Smith, Robby and Josh Kesler, Matthew and Holly Cook, Emilee and Addy Hendricks; two great-great-grandchildren, Evalynn Kesler and Maison Cook; niece, Julia Ann Williams, two nephews, David Adkins and John Ward, and sister-in-law Eloise Ward.

Honorary Pallbearers are Daniel Moses Smith, Naaman Wesley Jackson and Louis Rodney Jackson.

Serving as Pallbearers are Jonathan Jackson, Robby Jackson, David Hendricks, Marcus Heth, Alan Caudill and Jason McComas.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Beard Mortuary in Huntington, WV, with Pastor Greg Lunsford officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Online memories and condolences may be sent to



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