Millicent “ Millie “ Hedges Carpenter Jackson, age 89, of Little Buck Hill Rd., NC, died Monday, July 15, 2019 at Spruce Pine Hospital, in Spruce Pine NC.

Born on May 17, in Kieffer, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lacy Circle Hedges and Edith Frances Dietz Hedges. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Carpenter, infant son, Nelson Carpenter and her second husband Willard “ Bill “ Jackson.

Millie was a very active member of the community as a member of Walnut Grove Church where she enjoyed the fellowship of Woman of Worth. Her love of education inspired her commitment to her students and in post-retirement, her continued involvement in the North Carolina Association of Educators. She also enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memories are her son; Stanley Carpenter ( Beth ), Daughter; Darla Sova ( Andy ), daughter Amelia Shoupe ( Jim ); grandchildren, Marie Rector ( Joey ), Josh Shoupe ( Whitney ), Lath Carpenter, Andy Sova ( Lyndsey ), Danielle Carvajal ( Jorge ) and E. Jay Shoupe ( Canaan ). Great grandchildren; Zeke Shoupe, Hannah Shoupe, Camille Sova and soon to be Bianca Carvajal.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service for Millicent “Millie” Hedges Carpenter Jackson on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Walnut Grove Church. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Walnut Grove Church. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Grassy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Jackson will be: Lath Carpenter, Josh Shoupe, E. Jay Shoupe, Andy Sova, Joey Rector and Jorge Carvajal.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mrs. Jackson’s honor to the Samaritan’s Purse, Yellow Mountain Enterprises or the charity of your choice.

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