Millicent Jackson

Millicent “Millie” Hedges Carpenter Jackson, 89, of Little Buck Hill Road, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Born May 17, in Kieffer, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lacy Circle Hedges and Edith Frances Dietz Hedges.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Carpenter; infant son, Nelson Carpenter; and her second husband, Willard “Bill” Jackson. Millie was a very active member of the community as a member of Walnut Grove Church, where she enjoyed the fellowship of Woman of Worth. 

Her love of education inspired her commitment to her students, and in post-retirement, her continued involvement in the North Carolina Association of Educators. She also enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Left to cherish her memories are her son, Stanley Carpenter (Beth); daughter, Darla Sova (Andy); daughter, Amelia Shoupe (Jim); grandchildren, Marie Rector (Joey), Josh Shoupe (Whitney), Lath Carpenter, Andy Sova (Lyndsey), Danielle Carvajal (Jorge) and E. Jay Shoupe (Canaan); great-grandchildren, Zeke Shoupe, Hannah Shoupe, Camille Sova and soon-to-be Bianca Carvajal. 

A funeral service for Millicent “Millie” Hedges Carpenter Jackson was 3 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at Walnut Grove Church. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at Walnut Grove Church. Interment followed the funeral service in the Grassy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Ms. Jackson were: Lath Carpenter, Josh Shoupe, E. Jay Shoupe, Andy Sova, Joey Rector and Jorge Carvajal. Instead of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Jackson’s honor to the Samaritan’s Purse, Yellow Mountain Enterprises or the charity of your choice.

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to, selecting Millicent “Millie” Hedges Carpenter Jackson’s name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Jackson family.

Mitchell News-Journal • July 24, 2019

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Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
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