Violet Combs "Doodle" Jackson, 93, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at her home. She was born March 2, 1927 in Lee County, KY to the late Luther and Mila Taulbee Combs. Violet retired as a chemist for General Electric after 30 years of service. She previously taught for the Owensboro Public School System. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church where she held many roles including treasurer/bookkeeper for over 40 years. Violet spent over 1000 hours reading for the blind, creating lasting transcripts of various textbooks. Doodle was quite a gifted knitter, creating lasting heirlooms for her nieces, nephews, and friends over the years. She studied Ukrainian embroidery, weaving and other handwork.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Jackson in 2020; sisters, Gladys Combs in 2011 and Thelma Newberry in 2015.
She is survived by her nieces, Aimee K. Newberry and Susan Morris (Robert); nephew, Dr. Lee Newberry (Carol); great-niece, Jane Newberry; brother-in-law, Dennis L. Newberry II; cousins, Marilyn Roebuck (Ron) and Beverly Plain (George); and her beloved dog, Ricki.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Central Presbyterian Church, Owensboro. Private burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church. James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The number of those attending the funeral or visitation shall be within the current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear personal protective masks.
The family thanks all of her caregivers; Beth, Gail, Kim, Sharon, and Samantha, for their wonderful care.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Daviess County Animal Shelter,
2620 Highway 81, Owensboro, KY 42301.