Argenia Hayes 'Jean' Jackson, age 90, of Nathan's Lane, Boone, passed away Monday evening, September 26, 2022 at Watauga Medical Center. Born June 22, 1932 in Franklin County, she was a daughter of Joe Whit and Evelyn Hatton Hayes.
Jean served as the Children's Daycare Director at Greenway Baptist Church for more than 15 years, retiring in 2000. She was devoted to her family. She loved spending time with her family, at home, on a sea cruise, or traveling with her daughters. In her spare time she often could be found sewing or painting. Jean always enjoyed life to the fullest and she brought joy to every person she ever met.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Hardwick and husband, Dan, of Raleigh, Debra Miller of Boone, and Diane Miller and husband, Tim, of Raleigh; brother, Harry Rogers and wife, Phyllis, of Charlotte; and eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Evelyn Hayes; her husband, John Willard 'Jim' Jackson; daughter, Vicki Griffith; son-in-law, Bob Miller; brother, Lee Hayes; and sisters, Josephine Bowling, Jewell Viviano, and Bernie Howell.
Funeral services for Jean Jackson will be conducted Friday afternoon, September 30, 2022, at 2 o'clock, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Delmar James and Rev. Glen Griffin. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.
The family suggests memorials to Proffitt's Grove Baptist Church, in care of Juanita Miller, 260 Elk Knob Road, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Jackson family.