Vangie Jackson

February 21, 1919 ‒ March 03, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Vangie Jackson, 97, of Delaware passed away Thursday afternoon March 3, 2016 at her residence.

She was born February 21, 1919 in East Lynn, West Virginia to the late John Wesley and Naomi (Thompson) Crabtree.

Vangie was the last surviving founding member of the Eastside Mission Church where she taught flannel graph for 50 years and she was also an avid doll collector.

Left to cherish her memory are sons Terry of Delaware, Larry (Susan) of Bristol, Indiana, Ron (Dianna) of Tampa, Florida and Dennis of Fountain Hills, Arizona; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; sister Opal Perry of Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Herman, daughter-in-law Kay Jackson, five brothers Beecher, Dewey, Shirley, Homer and Raymond and three sisters Grace, Goldie and Fannie.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday March 8, 2016 from 11:00 am until the time of funeral services at 1:00 pm at the Eastside Mission Church, 32 Joy Avenue, Delaware with Rev. Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Contributions in Vangie’s memory may be made to the Eastside Mission Church.

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  • Aunt Vangie was always so kind to me. She had a wonderful laugh
    and a way of making people feel good about themselves. With
    heartfelt sympathy, Alice

  • Sorry to hear about Aunt Vangie passing away.We lived in Delaware when I was younger and I always enjoyed going to her home. I’m thankful Larry and his wife were able to bring her for a visit while she could travel. She was a good Christian lady and loved her family. Prayers for the family Love Joyce

  • Opal wants you to know you are all in her thoughts and prayers. She is unable to attend the service for her sister due to her own alignments. She misses Vangie a great deal.

    Deepest sympathy Sue

  • What a blessing Vangie Jackson was to our family. We met her through her husband, Herman. Jim was a co-worker with Herman at Dennison Engineering in Delaware, Ohio. Herman and Vangie were dedicated members of the Eastside Mision, and labored together for the Lord in many ways. I remember her mentioning mending worn clothing for boys and girls passing by their home in Delaware. Herman invited us to church and we heard the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Not only in the preaching but in the warmhearted teaching of Vangie’s flannelgraph lessons. We trusted Jesus Christ in a 2 or 3 week revival meeting held at the Mission in January of 1961. Linda was a Methodist, and Jim was a heathen! They immediately invited us to come to their home after the PM services, where Vangie was Queen! Great food and fellowship were on both part of the menu, and we began to grow in the Lord. God began to speak to Jim’s heart about preaching the gospel. As I remember, Herman was on the night shift, and Jim needed badly someone to give counsel. He stopped by the Jackson home and told Vangie he thought God was calling him to preach. She smiled great big and said, “I wondered when you would give in!” And so over the years, even after we moved south , we always considered Herman and Vangie to be our spiritual mentors. We thank so much for this Godly mother and Bible teacher, a true servant of the Lord.