Selma C. Williams Jackson 92, a resident of Bowie, MD and formerly of Strasburg, VA entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
A homegoing service for Selma will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Stover Memorial Chapel in Strasburg, VA. She will be laid to rest by her late husband Kenneth “Kenney” Jackson in the Good Hope Cemetery in Front Royal, Virginia.
A Journey Well Lived Selma C. Williams was born in Strasburg, Virginia (VA) on March 21, 1929, to Donald F. Williams and Phyllis C. Banks Williams. She attended elementary school at Sunset Hill, Strasburg, VA and graduated as Salutatorian from Douglas High School, Winchester, VA in 1946. While attending high school, she worked in the school office where Mr. Kirk N. Gaskins was the principal.
On February 11, 1948, she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Kenneth “Kenney” Jackson, officiated by Rev. John P. Rier. The newlyweds immediately moved to Washington, D. C. From this union, two children were born – Linda and Kenneth (Butch).
Selma, first and foremost was a Christian. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, was baptized “in the creek” and became a member of Esbie Baptist Church. After moving to Washington, D.C., she joined Bethlehem Baptist Church, S.E., where she took classes and was a part-time Sunday school teacher for children 6-7 years of age. When she moved to Glenarden, MD in July 1963, she joined the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (27 year membership) and served faithfully on the Senior Usher Board. She also served as Secretary and Assistant Co-Chairman of the Women’s Day Program.
While living in the D.C. metropolitan area, Selma worked part-time at Woodward and Lothrop Department store. Her federal government career began in 1958 to include the Army Petroleum Center as a secretary; the Finance and Budgeting Department as an accountant for 19 years; the Coast Guard for three years; and 18 years as a Property Management Specialist at the State Department Agency for the International Development. She retired from the Federal Government on October 31, 1989.
In April 1992, Selma and Kenney relocated to Fredericksburg, VA where she joined Mt. Hope Baptist Church. She served on the Usher Board for 10 years and the Senior Choir for 17.5 years.
After the death of her husband of 59 years she moved back to Strasburg and rejoined Esbie Baptist Church in 2009. She always enjoyed her space and independence and in her later years relocated to Tribute at Melford, a retirement community in Bowie, MD where she could be near her children.
She leaves to cherish her memories two children, Linda M. Jackson (Tyree, Sr.) and Kenneth G. Jackson (LaFondra); four grandchildren, Yvonne Wilson (Jack), Tonia Jackson, Dionne Jackson and Tyree Jackson, Jr.; four great grandchildren, Wayne Bowser, Jr. (Nina), Jalen Jackson, Shaina Harris (Ryan), and Sanai Jacobs; six great-great grandchildren; six sisters, Anna Mae Jackson, Frances Stewart, Mildred Foster, Cecelia Williams (Benny), Janice Tyler (Norris, Jr.), and Bernice Washington (James), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her husband, Kenneth and four siblings preceded her in death: Pearl Johnson, Frederick Williams, Clarence Williams and Paul Williams.
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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Selma C. Williams Jackson.
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