June 17, 1955 - November 4, 2021
With an enthusiastic eye, God, the most loving gardener, reached down Thursday, November 4, 2021 and picked another beautiful flower for his “Garden of Peace.” He placed Shirl Patrice White Jackson into her eternal home, where she would never wither again. Shirl was the third child born to the late Melvinia and John White on June 17, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia. She was educated in the Richmond Public School System and attended John Marshall High School. She furthered her education by pursuing a degree in the medical field and went to J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, then Bryant and Stratton. Shirl put her college education to good use. Shirl accepted Christ at an early age and attended Providence Baptist Church during her childhood. Always determined to do what she wanted to do, she could be a little mischievous as a child, in a loving way. During her young years, Shirl enjoyed bike riding, playing cards, talking on the phone with her friends and going to Bingo with her big sister. She was baptized a second time at Fifth Baptist Church on Third Avenue at the age of 27. She was previously employed by the Department of Taxation and the Virginia Employment Commission (V.E.C.). She later changed careers and became a Home Health Assistant with Public Partnership LLC (PPL). In 1998, Shirl met and married the love of her life, Phillip Jackson, Jr. She was a hard worker that never complained. Shirl cherished life and all it had to offer her. She treated everyone with respect and dignity. She was very knowledgeable in many different areas of life and was protective of all those she loved. Passionate, generous, thoughtful, lovable, responsible, physically, mentally emotionally are words that describe Shirl. But she exemplified as a spiritually strong woman, loving mother, sister, cousin, auntie and friend. She lived her life with integrity, honesty and compassion. Her favorite past-time was spending time with family and friends. In her leisure, studying the Bible was one of her favorite things to do. Shirl also enjoyed listening to music, live concerts, dancing, traveling and relaxing at home watching westerns, action movies, informative documentaries, comedies and the news. Not one to sit too long, she kept busy with home projects, cooking, growing plants, and entertaining friends. She always greeted everyone with her warm, beautiful smile and a hug. Shirl was preceded in death by her husband Phillip Jackson, Jr. whom she loved dearly. She leaves to cherish memories to her adoring daughter, Rochita White Brown; siblings, Helen Whitaker, Robert McKeever and Douglas White (Tina); nephews and nieces, Ronald White, Nathaniel White, Mustafa Ali “Robert Jr.”, Wanda Gray (Franchot), Tonya Whitaker, Tammy Ware-Thomas (Shawn), Jessica White, Cassandra McKeever (Donnie Harris); 24 great-nieces and nephews; 17 great-great nieces and nephews; a dear sister-friend, Toyinette Hall (Antoine); a host of other relatives and friends. Shirl is deeply loved, will be truly missed and will always be cherished. As she rest with God, may she forever live in our hearts.
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