Callista Cooney Jacobs Pittington

Callista Cooney Jacobs Pittington, 82 of Woodstock Virginia, went to be with her Lord on Monday February 5, 2018. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church in Woodstock VA. Pastor Darryl George will officiate.

Callista was born September 26, 1935 in Troup PA. She was the daughter of the late Phillip and Loretta O’ Conner Cooney. She graduated from St Mary’s Academy in Alexandria Virginia in 1954 and retired from the United States Postal Service in Washington DC in 1995. In her earlier years she worked for Blue Bell/Wrangler in Woodstock and Aileen in Edinburg. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Woodstock VA and enjoyed worship, Sunday school and Wednesday prayer and bible study. She enjoyed music, singing, playing dice and being at the beach. She loved riding the mountains while looking for nature and fishing along the river. She is preceded in death by her first husband Alton L Jacobs Sr. and her second husband Pearl James Pittington and four sisters Phyllis Warren Denham, Julia Cooney Tycienski, Elaine Cooney Gordon and Mary Cooney (Billie) Sutter

She is survived by her seven children Alton and Elizabeth Jacobs of Belton TX, John Jacobs of Woodstock VA, Deborah and Dennis Shank of Waxhaw NC, Darlene and Thomas Morgan of Dunnellon FL, Callista Grim of Woodstock VA, Dianna and Calvin Crabill of Woodstock VA, and Shari Awalt and Larry Gittings of Seymour CT. She has 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters Lucille Taylor Rounsley and Grace Cooney McGraw

Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church 116 Lakeview Dr. Woodstock, Va. 22664 or Blue Ridge Hospice 333 W. Cork St. Winchester Va. 22601

Arrangements are in the care of Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

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15 Condolences to Callista Cooney Jacobs Pittington

  1. Grace McGraw says:

    Our loss is tremendous with her leaving, she is where she always prayed to be, swiftly escorted on angels wings into the arms of Jesus and God. We are happy her deepest desires and love for her faith has brought her home to eternal life. Rest in peace my sister, “until we meet again one day.”
    “Love you beyond forever”, Grace

  2. Loretta and Gary Giramonti says:

    To my dear cousins — I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a special person, one of the 7 original women, who lived a wonderful life. I am proud to be a descendant of the Cooney girls and beneficiary of all the hugs and love over many years. She was truly loved and will be missed. Love, Loretta

  3. Ronnie and Mark Magistrali says:

    Mark and I send our love and deepest condolences for the loss of your dear mom. I remember when she and Aunt Lucille taught us to play “Icy Dicey”, and we shared a room once when we were both visiting Va. Beach. She was a special lady, and will always have a place in our hearts.

  4. Dolores Mc Carthy says:

    So sorry to here of Callista’s passing. She was named after my mom Callista Curtis. Always heard great stories about her from Grace

  5. Beth Warren says:

    Aunt Kissy was a beautiful soul. She is dancing with her sisters and mother that had gone before her, now. She has a new body and she is in a place with no more tears and no more pain. Praise God! This still does not make missing her easier so sending warm thoughts prayers to all of her family!


    Mary and I, and our children send the deepest and loving condolences , of Aunt Kissy passing ,
    our throughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad and wonderful time , because now she is with our loving God
    in heaven and with her other sisters .
    May God keep you in the comfort of his arms

  7. Mary Pat Cooney says:

    My dearest cousins,
    Love lives longer than the grief of pain in our hearts. All other things pass but the love we have for our dearest, Kissy, will remain steadfast. This is a bond that nothing can sever because love lasts forever. My fondest memories of your mother was when I was very young and she was my babysitter. They had to tie me to the cloths line to keep me from running away, and of course that “joyful smile.” My deepest sympathy and know all of you are in my prayers.

  8. Philip Gordon says:

    To my dear cousins,
    You have been traveling along the journey that your fellow cousins have taken who have lost their dear cooney mothers. It is a journey that takes enormous amount of strength while trying to understand and accept the plan that God has laid out. I know your hearts are broken for mine is still broken from the loss of my mother. I was so thankful your mother and her sisters were there when my mother pass away. She loved her sister Callista and look forward to her visits in Va Beach where they would play games and share many laughs and memories together. We will miss you dear Aunt Callista. We send our healing thoughts and prayers to all of you in hopes you will feel comfort in knowing that your Mother is at peace and in the loving hugs of the cooney angels. I pray your broken hearts will heal with time.

  9. Callista Grim says:

    Thank you , obituary ,has been completed with callistaa sisters and so sorry

    • Callista Grim says:

      During our time of grieve a lot has slipped our minds,love to you all

      • Kimberly Varner says:

        Love you mom! I’m sure everyone understood! All of you children did a wonderful job and it’s very difficult to prepare for a moment such as this during of grief! I miss my Memaw every day since her passing! She taught me so much about the lord and how to be a follower of Jesus Christ! Even if it did take trips to McDonald’s after church. One thing is for sure no one has to wonder what the dash in between her birth date and her date of death mean because she left a wonderful legacy for her family to remember and for that reason her love will remain strong in this family and her roots will grow steadfast! Love to all my aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings and many more! ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Patrick Curtis says:

    Maureen and myself were sorry to hear of the passing of Callista.
    My brother Tim and I ere going to drive down for the memorial
    Service today however, we changed our mind witn the threath of
    The coming snowstorm. Our condolences to the family.

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