Edith Inez Jackson, age 78, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at her residence. She was born April 3, 1940 in Bristol, Va., a daughter of the late Orbin and Viola Sproles Leonard. Edith was a lifelong member of Benhams Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Arlen Jackson; children, Gene Jackson, and Karen Donald and husband Patrick; three grandchildren, Christopher Jackson, Jessica Jackson, and Holly Tester and husband Joseph; great grandchildren, Aydan, Colton, Logan, and Jacob; siblings, Christine Jackson and husband Bob; and special friend, Hal Phillips.

The funeral service for Mrs. Jackson will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Sherfey officiating. Burial will be private at Susong Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goodson Kinderhook Fire Department, 19864 Benhams Rd., Bristol, VA 24202 or Caris Healthcare, 1701 Euclid Ave, Ste H, Bristol, VA 24201.

Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.