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  • Friday, September 14, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Scotts Funeral Home
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    I'm very sorry for your loss. I would like to share a thought that has helped me. Isaiah tells us that "He (God) will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe the tears from all faces". (Isaiah 25:8,9). Jesus confirms there will be a time when death will be no more and he also promises a resurrection, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life. (John 5:28,29). What a glorious promise to look forward to, when we can see our loved ones again. Comfort can also be found at Psalms 55:22 where Jehovah God invites us to "throw our burdens upon Jehovah". I hope you will be able to get some comfort from these scriptural thoughts as I have.
    ~ Trevor B   VA
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    May God's grace surround the family during this time of sadness.
    ~ L. Shirley Harvey   Richmond, VA
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018
    I am sincerely sorry for your loss and I offer my condolences. Our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah promises of a time when all suffering and death will be a thing of the past. At Revelation 21:3,4 it says in part "...And He(God) will wipe out every tear form their eyes, and DEATH will be more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." You can be assured that you can see your dead loved ones again. For more information, please feel free to visit www.jw.org
    ~ Kadmiel N   Richmond, VA
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018
    Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your loved one. My family and I have found comfort in the Bible's promise of a time when death will be no more; - "And He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." - Revelation 21:4. May the memories of your loved one sustain you until God's promises are soon fulfilled - "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day."- John 6:40. Please visit www.jw.org for more of God's marvelous promises that 'are around the corner'.
    ~ N Nwajiaku   Richmond, VA
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Dear family and friends of Jacqueline "Jackie" Epps, we lost a beautiful loved one and a devoted and loving friend, but, God has received a Beautiful Angel in Jackie. Peace and Blessings to all who knew and loved our Beloved Dear Jackie. Larry Batchelor
    ~ Larry Batchelor   Philadelphia, PA
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Dear family and friends of Jacqueline "Jackie" Epps, we lost a beautiful loved one and a devoted and loving friend, but, God has received a Beautiful Angel in Jackie. Peace and Blessings to all who knew and loved our Beloved Dear Jackie. Larry Batchelor
    ~ Larry Batchelor   Philadelphia, PA
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    I had the fortune of working w/ Jackie while I was an Associate at Morris and Morris. To describe her in 2 words - feisty and caring. Jackie blazed the trail for female litigators in RVA. She was a true inspiration for young female trial lawyers. What a great woman who served her life purpose!
    ~ Lori Taylor   Richmond, VA
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    My sister and friend will be greatly missed.
    ~ J Bethea Wall   Richmond, VA
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    To the family of Jackie Epps. Words cannot express rhe shock of finding this out. She was a friend to me, especially, when she hardly knew me, but never arrogant, nor snobby. Very down to earth. Then she met my nephew & became a friend or shd say a Mentor to him. Rest in peace my friend. The Gates of Heaven have you now. My deepest sympathy to her family, especially her nephews, whom she loved dearly, like they they were her own children.God bless
    ~ Viesta Washington   Richmond, VA
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    To the family of Jackie Epps. Words cannot express rhe shock of finding this out. She was a friend to me, especially, when she hardly knew me, but never arrogant, nor snobby. Very down to earth. Then she met my nephew & became a friend or shd say a Mentor to him. Rest in peace my friend. The Gates of Heaven have you now. My deepest sympathy to her family, especially her nephews, whom she loved dearly, like they they were her own children.God bless
    ~ Viesta Washington   Richmond, VA
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    Sorry for your loss. But remember the "God of all comfort" knows your pain and he Is there for you. He promised at "John 5: 28,29" that there will be a resurrection. The scriptures are there to help you though these trying times.please find comfort in God's word the bible. Acts 24:15 says, " I have a hope toward God...that there is going to be a resurrection..." The bible assures us that in the near future we will be ab,e to see the loved ones we have lossed. I would like to express my sympathy for the family. The "God of all cmfort" is there for you and knows your pain. He Promise at" John 5:28,29 there will be a resurrection. " Joshua 1:8 tells us we must read the bible in an undertone" this this will help us in our trying times.
    ~ Christy diggs-Evans   Baltimore, MD
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    So young, so vibrant, so intelligent, so talented, so beautiful, she will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in eternal peace, Jackie. Elizabeth (Betty Worley) Cunningham
    ~ Elizabeth Cunningham   Richmond, VA
  • Friday, October 5, 2018
    Jackie left a Godly legacy, she loved with all her heart. RIP!
    ~ Joyce Kelly   Mount Vernon, NY
  • Friday, October 5, 2018
    Deepest sympathy to the family.
    ~ William Palmer   Atlanta, GA
  • Friday, October 5, 2018
    Jackie was a dear dear sister of our "beach family." We were blessed to spend Saturday to Monday with her at the beach house and what a time we did have. Lots of laughter, food and fun. Jackie, we will miss you and sending much love to you in heaven. Rest well dear sis. You did it your way. DING! Your Beach Family
    ~ Gwen Whiting   Chester, VA
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018
    The world has lost a truly beautiful soul. We will miss our very dear friend and wonderful neighbor and all of the love and laughter and silliness we shared over the years. There is such emptiness now and looking across the street will never be the same but Jackie will remain in both of our hearts forever. Until we meet again, sweet friend.
    ~ Clark & Melanie Lambert   Richmond, VA
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    To the Family. Please accept my sincere condolences. God's Word is a great source of comfort and hope during difficult times and Jehovah God, the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3) is fully aware of your sadness. Revelation 21:4 promises, "He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away." Acts 24:15 promises, "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Please reflect on these future promises because Jehovah himself declares, 'I am making all things new' and 'these words are faithful and true.' ~Revelation 21:5
    ~ Janet White   Richmond, VA
    
Atty. Jacqueline G. Epps
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Attorney Jacqueline Guess Epps, of Richmond, was born in Buffalo, NY to the late Juanita Kerr and Earnest Cureton.  On Friday, September, 14, 2018, God in His infinite wisdom summoned her home. Graduating from Howard University and Rutgers University law school, she became the first African American woman to receive a commission as a JAG officer in the United States Air Force. In 1978, Jackie became the first African American and the first woman in the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney’s office. She was a Senior Assistant Attorney General for Attorney General Gerald Baliles. Joining the law firm of Browder Russell Morris and Butcher, she became one of the first African American women to become a partner in a major law firm in Virginia. She went on to become a founding member and partner at Morris and Morris. For more than 20 years, she served as special outside counsel for Hampton University. Receiving many honors and recognitions, she received the YWCA Outstanding Woman Award.

Always active in the Democratic Party, she was elected Chairman of the 3rd District Democratic Committee and served on the Virginia Democratic Party’s Central Committee.  She volunteered on many campaigns including those of Governors Wilder, Warner and Kaine.  She served as Chairman of the Virginia Retirement System and in 1992 she was a candidate in the Democratic primary for Congress for the 3rd District.

She was an active member of Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Jackie was also preceded in death by her sister, Janice Williams and brother, James Guess.  She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Dianne Johnson; brothers, Earnest Cureton and Eric Cureton; aunt, Anna Carson; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, godchildren and friends. A Links Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, 830 25th Street, Newport News, VA., followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the “Help Them Now Mentoring Program” at Carver Memorial Presbyterian. Arrangements by Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd.