Mahalia Virginia Jackson-Moore

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        Nahalia Virginia Jackson-Moore, a daughter of the late Harry Jackson, Sr. and Mary Robinson Jackson, was born in Powhatan County, Virginia, December 9, 1929. At an early age she was converted, baptized and joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Powhatan. She attended the public schools in Powhatan County. Mahalia had various jobs, her last being child care which she truly loved.

        She was a loving, caring person who loved to cook and enjoyed having friends and family in to eat. She loved children and she reared many children who lived in the neighborhood. She also cared for her siblings after the death of her parents. Mahalia was a very outspoken person who always made her feelings known. We will niss her from our home and community.

        For about 3 years she has been in declining health and departed this life on Monday August 12, 2003 at Chippenham Hospital Richmond, virginia.

        She was preceded in death by a sister, Paige McFarley and brother, Harry Jackson, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, James E. Moore, Jr.; two daughters, Gail Moore and Joanne Simmons; three grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; seventeen step great-grandchildren; three brothers, Howard Jackson, Chauncey B. Jackson, and Alexander Jackson, Sr.; two sisters, Cardell Barnes and Audrey J. Bell; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Pierce; seven sisters-in-law, Mary Jackson, Mary Alice Jackson, Rebecca Jackson, Ester Jackson, Eyvonne Owens, Cynthia Bailey, and Dorothy Watson; four brothers-in-law, Joel Bell, Cannon McFarley, Herbert Bailey and Joshua Watson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Answer

He heard your cry and he dried them,
so there will be no more tears.
He felt your pain and he removed it,
so there will be no more fears.
He saw you were weary and he gave you strength
like he has been doing for years.
He knew you were one of his wounded lambs,
who thought she was left alone.
But, The Lord is our Shepherd and He only knows
the time for his flock to come home.
Dedicated from Her Baby,
Gail Moore


The family would like to express their deep appreciation
for all your expressions of love during the
illness and death of our loved one.
reprinted by permission