Gay Nell Jacks

May 16, 1944February 25, 2019

Gay Nell "GG" Jacks, 74, of Fairfax, VA, born May 16th 1944, passed away on February 25, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James Jacks, Jr. Children Amber Lockhart Jacks and Darin Keith Jacks and 3 grandchildren (Chale’, Ethan and Michaela). She was preceded in death by her Parents, Havis and Homer Mckibbens and son Eric Claudis Jacks.

She was a Mary Kay consultant for 37 years and loved going to their conventions and conferences, She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Adult Sorority for 30 years and loved attending their monthly and annual social functions where she especially enjoyed selling White House Ornaments to donate their profits to charities. She was a hairdresser in her home for 35 years. She was a member of the Black and Bling Club and loved dressing up in lots of bling and attending their meetings. She was a member of the Mamie Eisenhower Republican Women’s Club. She was actively involved in many projects and programs in Fairfax Baptist Church (one of her favorites was Project Homes for the poor). She enjoyed her 9 cruises (the Alaskan cruise was her favorite). GG also loved scrapbooking and attended Creative Memories weekend scrapbook classes for the past 8 years.

She was a real people person, she never met a stranger and loved conversing with everyone she met. She constantly stayed in close touch with her family, customers and many friends, she normally sent Christmas cards out to over 150 people. She loved celebrating special occasions and anniversaries by going out with family and friends. She loved attending her high school and family reunions, going to live entertainment events.

A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1pm, Friday, March 15, at Fairfax Baptist Church, and a reception will follow in the fellowship hall in the church. We request that all the ladies wear lots of bling to celebrate Gay Nell’s life. In lieu of flowers we request that Donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 15, 2019

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Colleen (Duffy) Kiko

March 17, 2019

I am so very sorry about the loss of Gay Nell! What a beautiful person she was! I was unable to attend the celebration of her life but she will be celebrated in my heart for many years. We will truly miss this great lady! I am sending prayers to the whole family!

Mary C O’Banion

March 1, 2019

So sorry to hear of Gay Nell’s passing. We were raised in the same community and church. Gay Nell played the piano for my husband and my wedding. Also, served at our reception. Always loved her. She was a genuine person, very compassionate and caring. We know she is in Gods arms now and happy.

Nancy Bowles

February 28, 2019

After God created Gay Nell, He threw away the mold. She was truly one-of-a-kind and everyone who met her knew that immediately. Her outward beauty was reflected in her inward beauty. We Mary Kay consultants always saw how she lived the Golden Rule in her life and in her outstanding business. We had much fun attending Mary Kay events over our 36 years together.
Yes, her nickname was GG; however
there should be about 12 Gs in that nickname. Great Grandmother , Giving wife and mother, Glitzy, Glamorous, Gracious, Gentle, Grateful for her family, Grand story teller, Great Gift Giver——and the Gs go on.
Heaven is a much more beautiful place now. She will spread joy and laughter everywhere she goes with her wit and warmth on the streets of Gold. She will sing “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” without tears at last.
I will truly miss her now, but look forward to being with our beautiful buddy again as Jesus has promised those who believe. Love and belief, Nancy

Barbara Cassada

February 28, 2019

Randy and I were blessed many years ago with Gay Nell, Jim, and Amber's friendship at Fairfax Baptist Church....
and our friendship has continued to grow throughout the years. Gay Nell was like a sister to me, and I will miss not having the opportunity to talk to her! May you find comfort, Jim and Amber, knowing that Randy and I share your tremendous loss! We pray for God's arms to wrap around you during this tough time and provide you with strength and peace.