Betty Jackson

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, February 17, 2023
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory
194 Queen Street
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Betty Jane Jackson

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Betty Jane Svacha Jackson passed peacefully at her home Monday, February 13, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born April 30th, 1936 to Robert and Mary Svacha, in Garden City, Michigan. Betty met Tom "Curly" Jackson in 1954 and married in 1955. Betty and Tom moved to Boone, NC (Curly's hometown) with their five kids in 1972. Returning to work at Winn Dixie it was not uncommon for people to wait in her line to check out (even if other lines had no wait) due to her friendly nature and sincere inquiry as to how they were doing. After keeping a home clean and ready for company, as a preacher's wife with five kids, she started her own business in residential and commercial cleaning services until she retired. Her honesty made her a top choice in our community and she had no shortage of people requesting her services. Betty loved Jesus from an early age and continued until meeting him. Betty also loved home decorating, flowers, and antiques not to mention her sisters, kids, grand kids, and great grand kids. You would not find yourself in her home without a bite to eat or a cup of coffee nor would you find herself in her presence without hearing a compliment -something about you that she truly appreciated/admired. Betty appreciated the smallest of gestures or outings (to the local store or for a malt or ice cream cone) while also dreaming big. She always aimed to ensure she left people better than she found them. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandsons Cody Jackson and Drew Main; two brothers, Bobby Svacha and Woody Kosmac, and a sister Judy Bankert. She is survived by her husband, Tom Jackson, three sons, Thomas Jackson and wife Davone of Boone, Larry Jackson and wife Lynn of Boone, Terry Jackson and wife Sue of Vilas, two daughters, Debbie Main and husband J.O. of Boone, and Sherry Hayes and husband Humphrey of Vilas. Grandchildren; Vanessa Nichols of Lenoir, Valerie Smith and husband Lantz of Lenoir, Garrick Jackson and wife Amber of Boone, Jason Jackson and wife Kendra of Boone, Crystal Main and husband James of Boone, Brian Jackson and wife Brittany of Vilas, Cynthia Viola, Chelsea Little and husband Toryn of Boone. Great grandchildren; Charlie and Adah Jackson, Gracie and Ellerie Jackson, Landon Main, Hadlie and Keaton Nichols, Mia Smith, Baron and Broatus Little. Great great grandson Brantley Nichols. A special thank you to all of the staff at Medi-Home Hospice and Palliative Care, and Dr. McAdams for their awsome, tender, and professional care. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral services. Burial will follow in the Brown's Chapel Cemetery. The family requests no food. Flowers are appreciated or donations to Medi-Home Hospice, 100 Shadowline Drive, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared with the Jackson family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Jackson family.
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