Mrs. Luna Belle Jackson Hand

Published 3:47pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Funeral service for Mrs. Luna Belle Jackson Hand, 83, of New Site, will be Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home.  Rev. Richard Hall, Jr. and Rev. John Kilpatrick will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hand passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Chapman Healthcare Center.  She was born on March 30, 1929 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to Leslie Herman Jackson and Claudie Laverne Veazey Jackson.  She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.  Mrs. Hand worked at Russell Medical Center as a Medical Records Librarian for 30+ years.  She was a hard worker and perfectionist and took pride in her work at the hospital.  She also was an EMT2 for the New Site Volunteer Fire Dept.  Mrs. Hand graduated Valedictorian from NewSite High School.  She went to Sylacauga Nursing School for one year. She then attended Southern Union Community College and graduated on the morning of May 20, 1950 and then married her sweetheart, Joe Hand that afternoon. She then attended Auburn University.  She was an excellent cook and seamstress and catered for many years, including making wedding cakes, and did smocking and made beautiful tailored dresses and suits.  Mrs. Hand was a wonderful artist who was very talented and gifted.  She was a homemaker first and always took care of her home and family.  Greatest of all, Mrs. Hand was an exceptional wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joe Hand of New Site; daughters, Nancy Jo Hand of Alexander City and LuWina Hand of New Site; grandchildren, Leslie Rhodes (Chad) and Leah Schmidt (Tom); great-grandchildren, Laurel Schmidt and Lily Segler; sister, Edweina Jackson Kilpatrick of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Thomas Eddrelle Jackson (Elizabeth) of Birmingham and Veazey Leslie Jackson (Bobbie) of Decatur; sister-in-law, Nancy Bob Hand of Anniston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will accept flowers or memorial donations may be given to the charity of one’s choice or to Children’s Harbor, 1 Our Children’s Highway, Alexander City, AL  35010.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.