Jackie Eades Cross

September 17, 1944March 25, 2021

Jackie Lou Eades Cross, born September 17, 1944, departed this life March 25, 2021 in Kingsport, TN after a stroke. She was born in Bristol, VA to Jack and Mattie Lou Eades.

Jackie worked at Alley’s of Kingsport, Inc. for many years and was a past member of the D-B Quarterback Club. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters Barbara Floyd and Judy Wolford.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Cross, daughters Christina Hearn and Nicole Clay, grandchildren Kayleigh, Chloe and Logan, and brother Mike Eades, as well as 6 treasured nieces and nephews, and many special friends.

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday March 30 at 2:00 PM at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4997 Memorial Boulevard, Kingsport, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate to a charity of your choice.


  • Bob Cross, Husband
  • Christina Hearn, Daughter
  • Nicole Clay, Daughter
  • Mike Eades, Brother
  • Grandchildren - Kayleigh, Chloe, and Logan


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021


Jackie Eades Cross

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Danny Kimberlin

March 31, 2021

So sorry for your loss My god be with you thru this time she will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her

Leon Moore

March 29, 2021

It was with sadness that I heard of Jackie passing. A friend since our days in Bristol and Kingsport, will be missed. My prayers to Bob and all the Cross family and the Eades family. Rest In Peace My Friend!

Debbie Malone

March 28, 2021

Dear Family,
I know you all don't know me. I grew up right behind Jackie and all the Eades family. I just felt like I wanted to say something to you all.
Jackie was one of the genuinely nicest people I have ever known. She was older then me and not always around when I was at the house. I was closer to Mike her brother and my grandmother and grandfather lived next door to the Eades family. I will always remember the gracious, sincere smile any time I was around her. The last time I saw her was at her sister Judy's funeral and she greeted me like it had been yesterday with the wonderful smile.

May God be with you as you navigate these next few days and weeks. My prayers are with your whole family.
Debbie Malone Helton

Annette Flinn

March 28, 2021

It’s hard to put into words or express “a “ memory for someone who was a part of your life for almost 20 years. The picture of Jackie posted , the smile says it all.
Thank you Jackie
May you rest in Gods arms at peace


Dr. MaryLee Davis

March 28, 2021

Dear Bobby and family,
Please know how sad I was to learn of Jackie’s passing. As you may recall, I first met Jackie at one of our DB class reunion events. I immediately loved her and not surprisingly, was happy that she enjoyed discussing football, past and present!
Jackie was such a gracious lady. I will remember her especially for her amazing devotion, love, respect, and support for you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May your sweet memories of your amazing Jackie, help to sustain you.
Sending love and strength,

Betty Minor

March 28, 2021

Bob Nicole and Christina oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Jackie's passing. She was such a sweet and wonderful person. I know every one of y'all's heart is broken. Please know that I am here if there is anything I can do for you just give me a call. I will be praying for everyone of you! Love Betty minor

Frances Stras

March 28, 2021

Dear Bob and family, I am so sorry about Jackie’s passing. I have known Jackie since we were very young and lived less than a mile apart in Bristol. Jackie was one of a kind, great personality and funny. Great combination. I will pray for peace and comfort for you all.

Olin Mumpowe

March 28, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for Jackie's family. So sad to learn of the passing of Jackie. I have known Jackie since our days at Stonewall Jackson School. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed. She was a friend to many.

Brenda Hudson Frazier

March 28, 2021

Jackie was such a sweet young lady in high school. I will always remember her kindness and am keeping her family in my prayers. May each of you be blessed with wonderful memories of her to help lighten your sorrow.

Jean Barker

March 27, 2021

Dear Bob and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have lots of good memories of Jackie growing up and in school together. I always look forward to seeing her at the reunion. I will miss her sweet spirt and happy smile.
May you find much comfort and peace for you and your family, Jean Barker