Pennsauken - Formerly of Camden. Arnetha Elaine Jackson, the daughter of the late Clarence Lee Nokes Sr. and Alma Mae Smith Nokes, departed this life on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. She was born July 13, 1919 in Sterling Virginia. Arnetha was blessed with 101 years on this earth. At the time of her passing she was a resident of Cooper River West Rehabilitation and Nursing Home facility in Pennsauken, NJ.
Neace, as she was called by family, was the fifth of nine children, and was predeceased by her siblings: brothers Franklin and Clarence, Jr., and sisters Carrie Elizabeth Nokes, Mildred Russ, Ida Mae Clark, Estella Brooks and infants Louise and Alma Mae.
Arnetha retired from the Federal Government, Department of the Navy in Philadelphia. She later worked part-time as a crossing guard at a school near her home in Camden, NJ.
She was a member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Camden, where she was secretary for many years and was active in the women’s groups of the church.
She was a member of the Earl B. Scott Chapter, Union of Black Episcopalians and attended many conferences.
Arnetha was a special person who loved to travel, particularly as a missionary. She visited Australia, Morocco, Bavaria, Iceland, and made many mission trips to Africa and South Africa. She had a particular devotion to the children who lived in the villages of South East Africa.
Arnetha leaves to cherish her memory 24 nieces and nephews in Virginia and Maryland: Ophelia Johnson, Carolyn Ashton, Doris and Steve Russ; Barbara Clark and Sylvia Clark; Dennis, Carol and Richard Nokes; and the Brooks family, Michael, Kenneth, Larry, Diane Ellis, Jerry, Gregory, Tyrone, Ronald, Mark, Terry, Cynthia Griffin, Bryant, Sonia Hammond; Tammy Westbrook, and Tracy; and a host of great and great great nieces and nephews. She also leaves a special and devoted friend in New Jersey, Marcus Gales.
Graveside services will be celebrated on Saturday, November 28th at 12 noon in Tippett’s Hill Cemetery in Sterling, VA. There will be no viewing. Mask are required and there will be Covid protocols in place.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Arnetha Jackson. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through:
McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142.