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Marjorie Veronica Louise Jackson Pickering Dies at 73

Marjorie Veronica Louise Jackson Pickering

Marjorie Veronica Louise Jackson Pickering, affectionately known as “Margie,” age 73, of Estate Whim, Frederiksted, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, peacefully at home in Duluth, Ga., with her children by her side.

Margie is survived by her daughter, Resheemah Belinda Pickering; son, Khalid Jamaal Pickering Sr.; adopted daughter, Belinda James Petersen; adopted son, Stanley Saint-Louis; grandchildren: Khaliyah Reshay Boyd, Khalid Jamaal Pickering Jr. and Khalani Jolie Pickering; brothers: David H. Jackson and Renholdt “Rookie” Jackson Jr.; and sister, Sherrill Richardson.

She is also survived by sisters-in-law: Joyce Petersen Jackson and Audrey Batts Jackson; brother-in-law, Mario Richardson; daughter-in-law, Evaluz ‘Taina’ Jolie Negron-Pickering; nieces: Karla Jackson, Sharifah Jackson, Aba Jackson and Aliya Jackson; and nephews: Elijah Jackson Sr. and Karim Jackson.

Other survivors include great nieces: Macoyah Barry, Ma’Kasia George, M’kayla Jackson, Miya Stevens, Sapphire Stevens, Tsunalia Blyden, Jahzara Pinkney, Eliazjah Jackson, Egypt Jackson, China Jackson, Elanise Jackson and Amai Jackson; great-nephews: Kai Laborde, Elijah Jackson Jr., David Stevens and Onaje Pinkney; great-great-nephew, M’ai George; and many, many additional family and friends too numerous to mention.

Margie will forever be remembered as a selfless and loving mother, grandmother, godmother, sister, aunt, friend, educator and cultural bearer.  She dedicated her life to enriching the lives of many generations of Virgin Islanders with the Department of Education, where she served her students for 39 years, most of her tenure teaching at The Charles H. Emanuel Elementary School in Bethlehem St. Croix.

Margie also made significant contributions to the Virgin Islands community, serving and participating in numerous civic and cultural organizations to include Elmo Plaskett Little League West, the Frederiksted Twin City Lions Club (where she presided as president from 2007 to 2008), St. Croix Heritage Dancers and Ay Ay Cultural Dancers.

The funeral service and celebration of life for Marjorie Veronica Louise Jackson Pickering will occur on Thursday, March 30, at the Friedensberg Moravian Church in Frederiksted, St. Croix.

The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. and service will begin at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Frederiksted Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are provided by the James Memorial Funeral Home.

For flowers, please contact James Memorial Funeral Home and/or to honor the memory of Marjorie please feel free to make a contribution in her memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network online by visiting www.pancan.com.

For anyone planning to attend the funeral services, the family kindly requests festive, colorful attire.

Margie’s beautiful smile, grace and iconic humility will be missed.  However, her legacy and spirit will live forever.  Rest in Paradise our Dear Margie with endless love.

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