Lavetta Jackson, 87, of Hawesville, Kentucky, went to be with Jesus on October 22, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. Lavetta started her life on September 16, 1934, in Hawesville, born to the late Vernon and Edna Nugent. She was a life-long resident of Hancock County and a member of Mt. Eden Baptist Church. She married the love of her life, Wayne Jackson, on October 31, 1952, and celebrated 66 years together. He preceded her in death in 2019. Lavetta was also preceded in death by her brother, Elvin Nugent, and sister, Lillian Jacobs.
Survivors include her children: Garry (Donnie) Jackson, Sharon (Donald) Vandgrift, Tricia (James) Hutchison, Pam (Kenny) Wilson, Mark (Susan) Jackson, and Mike (Sandy) Jackson; eleven grandchildren: Jamie Vandgrift, Amy (Danny) Calves, Natasha Probus, Kimberly (Jason) Obenchain, Chris (Adrian)Jackson, Andy (Lacey) Hutchinson, Matt (Amanda) Wilson, Ashley (Dan) Jenkins, Heather (Andrew) Autry, Lauren (Johnny) Phillips, and Evan Jackson; nineteen great grandchildren, eight great, great grandchildren; a brother Leroy (Janice) Nugent, Edward Nugent, and two sisters, Violet Nichols and Doris Pritchard; a brother-in-law Mitchell (Sandy) Jackson and sister-in-law Marilyn (Ron) Roebuck, and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 pm, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Mt. Eden Baptist Church with the burial following in the church cemetery. Lavetta’s family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 4 pm until 8 pm at Mt. Eden Baptist Church and on Wednesday from noon until service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made towards: Sunrise Services (Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home) 300 Hope St Mt. Washington, KY 40047 or Hospice of Western Kentucky 3419 Wathens Crossing Owensboro, KY 42301.