GALLIPOLIS — Rena Versil Jackson, 88, of Gallipolis and formerly of Patriot, died Tuesday, Feb.16, 2010.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1922 in Lawrence County, Ohio to parents Emmit Arrington and Della (Robinson) Arrington. She was the wife of William “Bill” Jackson who preceded her in death. Versil was a cook at Southwestern High School for approximately 25 years. She was a longtime member of Elizabeth Chapel.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Hatfield; two brothers, Dolphus and Daniel Arrington, and two sisters, Mae Primm and Opal Robinson. She will also be missed by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is survived by Loretta (Bill) Johnson of Gallipolis and Roland “Bud” (Linda) Jackson of Westland, Mich.; four grandchildren, Rhonda (Russ) Neal of Gallipolis, Barry Hatfield of Indiana, Leah (Matt) Jeffers of Gallipolis and Angela (Michael) Irvine of Westland, Mich., and three great grandchildren, Mackenzie Newberry, Nathaniel Irvine and Christiaan Irvine.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Interment will be in Jackson Family Cemetery on Mudsoc Flagsprings Rd. in Patriot. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Matthew Jeffers, Merrill Baker, Darrell Baker, Robert Fellure, Russ Neal, and Michael Irvine. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Myers, Nolan Thornton and Norman Primm. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.willisfuneralhome.com.