Jackie Nell Blakeney Craft, 87, of Taylorsville, Mississippi

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Jackie Nell Blakeney Craft
(April 8, 1935 – October 6, 2022)

Jackie Nell Blakeney Craft, 87, of Taylorsville, Mississippi, died from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. She was born on Monday, April 8, 1935, in Smith County, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home at 113 Front Street, Taylorsville, Mississippi, and Monday, October 10, 2022, beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time for service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on SCR 72, Taylorsville, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville, Mississippi. Brother Rodney Hannah will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville is making arrangements. 601-785-6564

Ms. Jackie was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed traveling in the Smoky Mountains, camping, reading, working on word puzzles, watching game shows, and most importantly, spending time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all of her loving family and friends.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of fifty-three years, GC Craft; father, Varadam Blakeney; mother, Molly Bryant Blakeney; grandsons, Adam Pittman and brother Shannon Craft, Junior Blakeney; and her sister, Charlene Blakeney.

Survivors include her only son, George Craig Craft (Vickie) of Raleigh, MS; two daughters, Belinda Craft Ashley (Rudy) of Taylorsville, MS and Sheila Diane Craft Pittman of Taylorsville, MS; five grandchildren, Michael Craft of Lorene, MS, Jody Craft of Raleigh, MS, Elizabeth Pittman of Taylorsville, MS, Wendi Ashley Nichols (Ross) of Magee, MS and Cory Ashley (Michelle) of Laurel, MS; sixteen great-grandchildren, Steven Craft of Raleigh, MS, Matthew Craft of Raleigh, MS, Natalie Craft of Raleigh, MS, Jack Craft of Raleigh, MS, Grace Craft of Raleigh, MS, Whitney Whitehurst Thomas (Micah) of Taylorsville , MS , Shelby (Joseph) Whitehurst of Laurel, MS, Calvin Pittman of Walnut Grove, MS, Cannon Pittman of Walnut Grove, MS, Callie Pittman of Walnut Grove, MS, Kyleigh Ashley of Laurel, MS, Hadlee Nichols of Magee, MS , Holten Nichols of Magee, MS, Rachel Martin/Ashley of Laurel, MS, Natalie Martin/Ashley of Laurel, MS, Katilyn Welborn of FL; two great-great-grandchildren, Taylor Craft of Raleigh, MS, Aiden Thomas of Taylorsville, MS and two en route; one brother, Larry Blakeney (Brenda) of Hebron, MS; three sisters, Wandell Blakeney Graves of Laurel, MS and Marie Blakeney Tharpe of Brandon, MS, and Shirley Blakeney Rogers of Meridian, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

The pallbearers will be Keith Runnels, Dennis Hutchinson, Dewayne Blakeney, Charles Graves, Tommy Craft and Tony Blakeney.

An online guestbook can be signed at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

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