Obituary for Gertrude (Trudy) Friend Jackson

Obituary for Gertrude (Trudy) Friend Jackson

Gertrude (Trudy) Friend Jackson, age 90 of Pulaski, died Saturday, February 26, 2022 at English Meadows Assisted Living in Blacksburg.  She was born on November 20, 1931 in Max Meadows, and was the daughter of the late Nellie Orene Jackson Friend and the late Basil Mozelle Friend.

Trudy had been employed in the 1960’s at Dublin Garment Company.  Her greatest love was growing herbs and flowers.  She was very knowledgeable of the many uses of herbs from cooking to medicinal uses and she traveled the area giving talks to garden clubs and church groups.  She was most known for her filet crochet lace – or spiderweb lace and she made beautiful pillow case edges, window hangings, and bed skirts with thread as tiny as sewing thread.  She always got up early and worked hard all day.  I will always remember her smile, her wisdom, her love for little animals, and her cooking!  I love you mom, miss you!  Lesa

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son;  Michael Wayne Jackson, and a grandson; Jonathan Kyle Jackson.

She is survived by her children;  John H. Jackson, III, of Claytor Lake, Deborah S. Jackson of North Carolina, Lesa Jackson Edwards of Claytor Lake:  Brother; Robert Terry Friend, and sister, Betty Jo Gallagher.  Grandchildren:  Tim A. (Brandy) King, Jr. of NC, Rachael King (Willie) DeCarvalho of NY, Shaylyn Jackson (Brad) Huff of NC, Shane (Jamie) Jackson of NC, Michael G. Edwards of VA.  Eight Great grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com  Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.  540-980-1700