“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” ~ John 14 1:3
Brenda Lee Jackson, of Cumberland, Virginia entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. She was born July 1, 1964, as one of the seven children of Ann I. Jackson. Brenda was passionate about learning, higher education and helping the community. Brenda attended Cumberland County Public Schools. She graduated from Longwood University with a Masters in Social Work in 1992. Brenda served 29 years of her career as a Social Worker for Crossroads Community Service Board and 5 years of service with Aetna-CVS Health. Brenda was hardworking, dedicated, and dependable member of the staff. Even as her health declined, she remained a dedicated worker. She went over and beyond to help people in need.
Brenda accepted Christ at an early age and was a devoted member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling to other churches around the country to worship. She participated as Rocky Mount Baptist Church Treasury Account Signatory for many years. Brenda was a steward of living by good ethics and morals. She always had words of wisdom for anyone who need guidance in all areas of life. She was our counselor even when we did not know we needed one. Brenda loved to spend time with family, especially with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She always made time to give each one of them special treatment. Her love for children showed as she always had a house full. She also loved watching her grandchildren perform in sporting events, traveling, and shopping. She had a passion for bowling and was a member of the United States Bowling Congress League. She was the Team Manager for Thursday Nite Mix Bowling League for many years. Brenda was preceded in death by her mother Ann Jackson; Sister: Susan Jackson, Brothers: George and Michael Jackson.
She is survived by her daughter: Shannethia Jackson (Lawrence). Grand-children: Amari Ruth, Amirra Ruth and Aiyden Ruth. Siblings: Ann Dyer, Frankie Jackson (Catrice), and Nancy Jackson; Aunt: Lily Gorham, Uncle: Robert Jackson Jr. (Kathleen); a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; a very special great-nephew Logan Jackson; Devoted friend, Julius Whitehead. Brenda’s death leaves an irreplaceable void in our lives, but her life and legacy will continue to inspire those who were fortunate to experience her presence while she was here on earth.