Vitella Jackson married Isaac Crose in 1877. She died in Denver, Colorado in 1912. Vitella became widely known from her work as a landscape painter in oil, receiving orders for her work from New York to California. She was the daughter of Cortes Jackson, brother of Columbus Jackson, who married another founding member of the Southern Memorial Association, Virginia Jackson. Both Cortes and his brother Columbus were engaged in the mercantile business in Fayetteville.