It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter and niece, Andrea Faye Jackson. The daughter of the late Pervis Wilkerson and Evelyn Clark Wilkerson (Newport News), she was married to Ret. Major Wesley Jackson for 33 years. Andrea, also known as ‘Andi’ or the ‘Paperback Diva,’ was a published romance novelist with several books to her credit and enjoyed sharing her love of books with family and friends. She was a member of the Chesapeake Romance Writers. Her vivid stories and infectious laugh will be dearly missed, but forever remembered.
Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ret. Major Wesley Jackson; children Aketha Jackson, Kirea Williams (James), Renee Jackson, Travis Jackson (Dayna), and Alanna Jackson; seven grandchildren; Rejon, Jelen, Riya, Corin, Dominic, Kamya, and Jayden; her mother, Evelyn Wilkerson; siblings, Debra Wilkerson and Stephanie Mason (Ray); and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 also at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 11 AM, with a viewing preceding the service at 10 AM. Interment will follow the service at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
To support Andrea’s love of literature donations may be made in her honor to Friends of the Newport News Public Library nnpls.libguides.com/friends
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyerfuneralandcremation.com