Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Levola Bates Jackson

02/18/1937 - 12/09/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Friday, December 22, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 12pm, Saturday, December 23, 2017
New Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
3555 Victory Boulevard Portsmouth VA

Interment Information

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake VA

Levola Bates Jackson was born February 18, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Rev. Josh B. Bates and the late Maple Harrison Bates. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined First Baptist Church Mountain Park in Birmingham, Alabama under the pastorageship of Rev. M.J. Smith. There she met and married the late Willie E. Hall to this union were born eight children. She later moved to North Birmingham, Alabama and married the late Tom Jackson. Where she joined St. Joseph Baptist Church under the pastorageship of the late Rev. Al Woods, Jr. in 2012 she moved from Birmingham to Portsmouth, Virginia to be with her daughter where she later joined New Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Portsmouth, Virginia under the pastorageship of Dr. Michael D. Chance. Levola’s earthly life ended on December 9, 2017. While Mother is peacefully resting she leaves to cherish her precious memories two daughters, Bernice Jackson of Portsmouth, Virginia and Shelia Hall of Birmingham, Alabama; three sons William Bates, Curtis Hall of Birmingham, Alabama and James Hall of Orange, New Jersey; three son in laws, Lawrence Hill, Jimmy Smith and Thaddeus Jacks a sister Agnes (Elder Wayne) Allen of Boston, Massachusetts; two brothers Hugh (Virginia) Bates, Larry Bates of Boston, Massachusetts, a beloved sister in law, Barbara Bates of Boston, Massachusetts; deceased loved ones three daughters, Cynthia Smith, Kathy Hill and Thelma Hall; one sister Corrine Peterson, two brothers John (Johnny) Bates, Josh Bates, III; 26 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; God-grandson Gerard Downing and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The Edmonds Family We send you our deepest sympathy. Seldom can we find the words to console the pain. The Bible brings us so much comfort. 1 Corinthians 1:3, 4, calls God "the God of all comfort". Just imagine being comforted by a God that knows what we need and gives it to us at just the right time. There are other Scriptures that will bring you comfort,too. To learn more, please visit Please give yourself time and I hope this message brings you comfort.
Posted: 12/16/2017
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H Eubanks My condolences on your loss. May fond memories of Levola bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved ones. “There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this,” Jesus assures us, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29)
Posted: 12/14/2017
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Nicole I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you gain comfort at this difficult time, Revelation 21:4
Posted: 12/13/2017
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