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Monday, November 24, 2014

In Memory of my Mother, Lois K. Jackson

        Here is the obituary for the passing of my mother.  I will continue to be sporadically on line for next few weeks.


Lois Jackson, 85, died Friday morning November 21, 2014 after an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Jackson who passed in 1990 and her companion of 15 years George Lechelt who passed in 2012.
Lois leaves five children:  Robert Lee and his wife Betty with their children Dan, Ada (spouse Tom Zdanowicz), Diana (Jeff Bowen), Emilee, and Angelina; Joy and husband Jim Melchionda; Joni (whose late husand was Jack Katon) and daughter Jamie (Barry Habel) ; Jay and his wife Hallie with their daughter Cynthia (Sean Baxter);  and Jeff.   Six great-grandchildren include Marley, Hallie Jane, Lillee, Grace, Celeste, and Madisynn.
Born and raised in Morgantown, WV, Lois was the daughter of Paul and Lessie Trevillian.   She attended West Virginia University where she met Bob Jackson, her husband of 40 years.  They moved to Maryville in 1966.
Lois was a dancer whose specialty was acrobatic and tap.  After having met Bob who was a popular basketball player at WVU and a juggler, the two married and  put together an acclaimed juggling act that eventually included their five children.  They performed throughout the United States for four decades.
Ever the congenial hostess, Lois welcomed visitors into her home and was much beloved by her many friends as well as friends of her children.
Funeral arrangements are with McCammon-Ammons-Click.   Friends are welcome to join the family at a graveside service at Grandview Cemetery on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at 3 PM.


37 comments:

  1. Thinking of you all the time, Lee. It sounds like a wonderful family. I hope they are surrounding you in love and peace.
    Heather

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  2. Lee my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mother raised a talented family.

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  3. We're both terribly sorry to hear this, Lee. It sounds like she lived an amazing life. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  4. I read your announcement on Facebook first Lee and was very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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  5. No matter what age, it is always sad when we lose someone dear to us. My heartfelt thoughts go to you and your family. I must say she looks gorgeous in this picture and what great memories you must all have. This and the family you are all part of is cherished. She must have enjoyed Dancing With The Stars. I have no idea why I mention that but it just came to me. She would have had a keen eye and her creativity has probably been given to many members of your family which is a treasure.

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss and am thinking of you and yours.

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  7. Probably nothing reminds one of his mortality more than the loss of a parent, no matter the age. We extend our condolence.

    Jack and Marie

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  8. So sory to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. What a great photo. Sounds as though she lead an amazing life.
    Take care of you. Blessings, Barb

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  9. Lee, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending you thoughts and prayers and virtual hugs.

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  10. Lee condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.
    May you be at peace knowing your mother is at peace.

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  11. What a lovely woman. I know you will miss her - there's no one, ever, like Mom. May you have peace. :)

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  12. As powerful as they are, this is one of those times where words don't have any power. Share as many touches as you can.

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  13. My sympathies, Lee, it hurts to lose family. Your mother was lovely in that photo, and gave you something special, talent. Wishing you well through a tough time.

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  14. Lee, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Your mother's obituary is a lovely tribute to her full life. May your tears and sadness be soon replaced with loving memories, giggles and laughs as you remember the rich life you all shared. Sending you hugs and sympathy during this time of loss.

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  15. I'm so sorry about your mom, Lee. I know how close you were, and what a huge loss this is. It's a beautiful photo of your mom, and it sounds like she led a very interesting life. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please take care of each other.

    Julie

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  16. Thinking of you at this sad time, Thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

    Yvonne.

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  17. Hi Lee - It is very sad news about your mother, but I'm glad you managed to get across in time ... never easy.

    She was obviously very talented as a dancer .. and then juggling and your Family Act ... what wonderful memories you will have of your times travelling around.

    My thoughts to you as you celebrate her life ... Hilary

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  18. I'm sorry for your loss, Lee. Sending prayers your way....

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  19. What a nice tribute, Lee--I'm very sorry about your mom but she sounds like a great lady.

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  20. Lee, I am so very sorry for your family's loss.

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  21. Lee, I'm so sorry for your loss. Take cake. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  22. I'm so sorry for your loss Lee. My thoughts and prayers for your family.

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  23. She sounds like an amazing woman who TRULY LIVED. (I love the picture you included.)

    I am so sorry for your loss. Since your father already passed, there is no pain like that of losing a parent. However, I can't imagine a much better reunion than the one that will take place in heaven... eventually (not too soon, mind you!). For our loved ones are NEVER lost; they have just beaten us to Gloryland.

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  24. I am so sorry, having lost my mother six years ago I understand. Prayers for peace for you and yours as you go through this holiday season.

    Blessings,

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  25. I'm sorry to hear this news. Your mother lived a long life. My MIL was similar in age when she passed this past June. We both have lost VERY dear people this year. My heart aches for you. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, Lee. May God's peace surround you during this sad time. Blessings!

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  26. Praying for you and yours during your time of loss.

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  27. Lee,
    I'm really sorry for your loss. I hope you are able to find comfort during this time.

    Your mother looks so lovely in the image that you shared.

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  28. Arlee, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  29. So sorry to hear of your mother;s passing. You are in my prayers.

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  30. Thanks to all for the kind messages.

    Lee

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  31. So sorry for your loss, Lee. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

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  32. My deepest sympathies and condolences, Lee. It sounds like she was a pretty awesome lady. MY prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

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  33. My condolences on your mother's loss. May her memory be for an eternal blessing.

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  34. Again I thank all of you for leaving your messages for me.

    Lee

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