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Robert JACKSON Jr.

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JACKSON, Jr., Robert Robert Lee Jackson, Jr. passed away peacefully at Emeritus in Decatur, Georgia after living with Alzheimer's for over a decade. Jesus finally called him home. Robert was born in Blairsville, Georgia to the late Robert and Martha Jackson. He loved growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains but eventually moved to Atlanta where he would remain the rest of his life. Robert proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He returned to Atlanta after the service to finish high school and propose marriage to Bernice C. Price, the love of his life for almost 63 years. Together they began their legacy in Decatur, Georgia raising five children: Marti Stanelle, Toni Anderson, Kay Burdeshaw, Scott Jackson and Cheryl Jackson in addition to 13 grandkids and 15 great grandkids. As a salesman for Colonial Bakery for over 40 years, he won many awards for his dedicated service and happy-go-lucky attitude. Robert always had a whistle on his lips and a bounce in his step. He was deeply respected and loved by everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons at 2:30 pm Thursday July 25 with Pastor Joanna Cook officiating, interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Journey Hospice, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd; Suite 150, Atlanta,GA 30338. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 24, 2013
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