It is with great sadness that the family of Elizabeth Mariah Jones Hamilton-Jackson, age 102 of Thomasville, NC announces her return to the Lord which occurred the morning of February 13th, 2020.
Elizabeth was born to Will C. Jones and Mariah Walker on January 15th, 1918 in Whitmire, SC. She was the fourth oldest of sixteen children. She married the late Charles William Hamilton in 1931. They lived together in Lexington, NC and then relocated shortly after to Thomasville, NC. Elizabeth birthed their oldest daughter, Virginia Dare Hamilton-Nelson in 1937. She was then widowed in 1947 and remarried to the now late Daniel Joseph Jackson in 1955. Together they raised their daughters, the late Brenda Gail Jackson-Little and her daughter Virginia from her previous marriage.
Elizabeth was a self-proclaimed seamstress until she retired. As a seamstress, she crafted unforgettable clothing, beautiful quilts and blankets making masterpieces out of cloth. She was most passionate about her love for the Lord. She faithfully worshiped every Sunday at Goodwill Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC where she also served as a nurse.
Elizabeth loved her porch plants and flowers that greeted you as you entered her home. She is lovingly remembered by her family and caregivers in Philadelphia, PA as General Jackson. Even in her last days, she was always striving for and expecting the best out of everyone. Her spirit will live on through all our memories and lessons she shared.
She leaves as her legacy her surviving daughter: Virginia D. H. Nelson. She also leaves to cherish her memory six grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, twenty-eight great-great grandchildren, three great-great-great grandchildren and her two living siblings, Joe Nathan Jones and Peggy Frances Anderson.
Her daughter remembers her as a warm-hearted mother filled with wisdom who never grew tired at the requests of the generations after her wanting to hear stories of her life and events surrounding it. In her later years, mother and daughter became best friends as they mourned those they lost and watched all the children grow into adults and raise their families.