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Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA

OBITUARY

Rachel Jacqueline Compton

March 23, 1940August 26, 2019

Rachel Jaqueline (Jackie) Compton, of Martinsville, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Fred R. Compton; two daughters, Tiffany Wigbels (Jeff) and Tara Compton; granddaughter, Ava Grace Wigbels and grandson, John August Wigbels; several nieces and nephews.

Jackie was born in Bassett, VA, March 23, 1940 to Willie Lewis Roberson and Bertha Aldridge Roberson. She was the youngest of four sisters and one brother. She graduated from Bassett High School and continued her education at RPI, now known as VCU in Richmond.

Her adventurous spirit led her to become a selected flight attendant for Eastern Airlines, one of her proudest lifetime achievements. On November 7th, 1964 she became the beautiful bride of Lieutenant Fred Compton and retired her wings to become Mrs. Jackie Compton. Jackie and Freddy journeyed through life together for 55 beautiful years.

While raising her two girls, in 1975 Jackie embarked on a career path to become a Realtor, a profession she thoroughly enjoyed for a span of 30 years.

She was a member of The Martinsville Garden Club, and loved sharing and teaching flower arranging to others. She was also a member of the Wednesday Book Club, was very involved with First Methodist Church, and was active in the Wesley Guild.

One of her greatest passions was playing the pipe organ, a hobby she cultivated later in life. She was a substitute organist at Christ Episcopal, First United Methodist and Forrest Hills Presbyterian Churches. Jackie carried her charm and grace, her clever wit and her genuine love to all of the many lives she touched. Her deep and heartfelt concern for others was her hallmark, always there with a smile and words of encouragement. Her zest for life was infectious and she lived every minute of her life to its fullest. She was the best friend you could ever have, a loving wife, a nurturing and dedicated mother and most of all a beautiful unforgettable bright star whose light will shine in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Martinsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a charity of your choice.

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Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 5, 2019

Memories

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Ann Been

September 2, 2019

Freddie, we were sad to learn of your loss of Jackie . I enjoyed visiting with her last May at Betsy’s service. She always enjoyed our class reunions. Much love to you and your family. Ann and Paul

Vickie Hinnant

September 1, 2019

Jackie was the first person I met in 1993 when I moved to Martinsville. She helped me so much with moving arrangements . Beautiful woman! Beautiful personality! RIP

Catherine Stein

August 31, 2019

Freddie, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Catherine Stein (Baby-Lo Barnes)

Mary Wall

August 30, 2019

Jackie was in my husband Eddie Wall's Bassett High School graduating class. I met her in the early 1960's at social functions. She was a superior beauty, always smiling, and her vivaciousness was always uplifting. Everyone loved her. I enjoyed seeing her at the many class reunions. In recent years, it seemed that we were always buying groceries in Kroger at the same time. We would always stop our shopping and chat for a little while. Her positivity and vivaciousness were always enjoyable. She was ever sweet and caring. I will miss her. My deepest condolences to her family.

Esther Brigman. (Moore)

August 28, 2019

Jackie and I were good friends in Highschool and graduated together. We had many fun times together. She was always smiling, vivacious and fun to be with. Jackie had a beautiful voice and sang at my wedding. I always looked forward to seeing her on my trips back to Martinsville. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Freddie and her family. I grieve with them.

Linda Compton Hodges

August 28, 2019

Jackie, married my first cousin Freddie and I had the privilege of attending their wedding years ago. She was a beautiful woman both inside and out. She was vivacious, always, smiling and laughing. In a word, she was a delightful person to be around. My heart is sad that her beautiful light has gone. I am also so sad for my sweet cousin Freddie. May our Lord comfort him as he grieves his life time sweetheart.

Barbara Noe

August 28, 2019

An amazing friend for seven decades! Will cherish our recent conversation along with time well-spent together through the years. Barbara

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