I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have come to the memorial. Mr. Jack was ALWAYS so welcoming. I loved seeing him at church and when he went to visit my Mawmaw Merle. Mrs. Sarah, you have always made me feel so special, just the same as Mr. Jack. Thank you for that. I'll miss him! He was such a great man.
Sara (Merle Washington's granddaughter)
I met Jack and Sarah when I first moved to Brandon in 1979. I was know as the lady who bought the pastors house. Well, it was expected of us to attend the local church known as Bethel Baptist Church, where Jack and family were very active! I wasn't sure about attending.....but, Jack and Sarah made me and my family feel so welcomed. I never will forget their hospitality. That's been 34 years ago! Bless you, Sarah, Anita, Gerald and wife. May God strengthen you, as you continue to reflect on Jacks life!
Betty Stafford - Brandon, MS
Sorry to hear about jack. He will always be remembered. Lots of prayers for your family. Clyde, Elaine, DJ, & Haley
So many memories of happy times spent with the entire Haskins family at Bethel.
There was always laughter,food & music. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. My prayers go out to you and all the family. I pray God will give you extra strength during this time and much comfort. God bless.
Sorry to hear the passing of your dad. He will be missed. Pour prayers are with the family
Some of my fondest memories are of the early cold mornings at Lost Forty deer camp with my dad, Jack and all the Haskins' brothers and friends. In the kitchen, wood stove roaring, eggs and bacon sizzling, tall tales (almost lies) spinning, and muddy coffee going around. And yes, uncle Jack asked the blessing before we dug in. I'll miss that big grin and laugh of his. Aunt Sarah, Anita, Gerald..........remember your good times with him, until you see him again.
I will always treasure the meals shared with Jack at the kitchen table with little ones running around and friends everywhere. It seemed he always had a story to share and his sweet smile for everyone. Jack was such a special person and I am so blessed for having had him in my life. He is going to be so missed, but has left wonderful memories with us. Anita and Sarah, my prayers and love are with you.
So sorry to hear about your dad. He will certainly be missed in the Bethel community.
"Papa Jack" will always be loved. He will always be missed. Our family was blessed to know him. He loved our daughter as his own grandchild. We will miss him.
You will always be in the hearts of those who loved you. God Bless You, and God bless your family.
I served Bethel Baptist Church as Music and Youth Director from 1980-84. Jack was one of the hardest working church members there. He was an encourager, special friend and faithful choir member. The bass/baritone section sounded especially good because of Jack. If I needed a chaperone for youth camp, he volunteered. If I needed someone to stand over a hot grill and cook chicken for a fundraiser, Jack was my chef. When we had "old timers" night and sang from the little red hymn book with shaped notes, he dressed in his overalls and sang his heart out. I lost my daddy in '99 and still feel a void. . I know Jack will be missed. But he leaves memories and a legacy that will always make us smile. Prayers to Mrs. Sara, Gerald and Anita.
Aunt Sara we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. He isn't suffering and is now by Jesus' side. We will be with him again one day soon. Love to all.
Really at a loss for words to say. I know how much this man meant to my sister. Such a great father. As a young girl, I admired and looked up to him because he was a real christian, he showed that by the way he lived his life. Always had a smile on his face, always jolly.
I will never forget the times that I spent with all of you. When I went to live with my Grandma, I was lost. Uncle Jack, Aunt Sarah, Aunt Frances and Dot all gave me guidance and helped mold me into the person I am... I am very lucky to have had their influence when I needed it most.
We are all so very sorry to hear about uncle Jack's passing. But please know we love you all very much!!
Sarah, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God is standing by you every step of the way. Just look to Him for guidance and comfort. I love you. Wish I were there to give you a big hug. Sister
While I met you more than once, I can't claim to have actually known you. The type of man that you were is clearly reflected to the world in the children you leave with us, however, and they are and have been a joy to know. Be welcome in peace to your final home.
I remember when the Haskins first came to Bethel. All us girls were excited to meet the boys! Unfortunately, they were all too old for us....me being somewhere around 12 I think. But that didn't stop Jack from being our "older brother" and he took us to the skating rink after Sunday night church. Mama and Daddy trusted him so we got to do alot of things we wouldn't have done, had it not been for Jack! Bless his heart, he led the singing while I learned to play and never complained about how I played. Sometimes he had to make me slow down a bit.....I had a tendency to "boogie" everything up a bit!! Still do that today! Ha. So sorry he's gone from here, but....you didn't lose him...we know right where he is!!! Love, Maxine
You were the best Dad a girl could want. You showed me how to love God, to love others, and to be true to myself. I will always love you and will always miss you. Semper Fi!