Jessie Jackson Sr.

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  • "jessie,sorry for ur loss will put u and ur family in my..."
    - BERNICE HARRIS
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    - Julia B. Johnson
  • "MAMA J SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS DADDY WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. GOD..."
  • "Ms. Bessie and Family, When we lose a loved one here on..."
    - Del Allen
  • "Uncle Jessie I remember when you and Aunt Bessie treated us..."
    - Jesse & Shirley Goodman & Family

AUGUSTA, Ga.-Jessie Jackson, Sr., affectionately known as Sarge or Mr. Jack was born on February 27, 1926 in Madison, Ga. to the late Luke and Maggie Jackson. He entered into eternal rest on August 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 4:30 p.m., at C. A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be on Monday, 2 p.m. in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery in Waverly Hall, Ga. At an early age, he accepted Christ and joined Barrows Grove Baptist Church in Morgan County. He attended and supported Miracles Unlimited Ministry from its beginning until his health began to fail. He loved seeing the children and youth grow spiritually. He served in the United States Army for 28 years. He proudly served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. Upon his retirement from the Army, he was a staunch supporter of black businesses, and he was the proud owner of two Augusta restaurants, Jack s Place and Twist City Cafe. He was employed at the Richmond County Board of Education where he worked as the head custodian for the Lucy Craft Laney High School until his retirement where he was beloved by administrators, faculty, staff, and students. He loved God, his church, his family and was willing to share and lend a helping hand. He loved people, cooking, and gardening. In 1956 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Bessie Lee Carter. From this union came five children. His family was able to travel with him to France and Germany. Upon their return from Germany, they settled in Augusta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his 3 sisters, 3 brothers, a granddaughter, and one son, Gillis Jackson. He leaves to cherish and celebrate his life; his wife, Bessie; three daughters, Mavied (Arthur) Johnson, Gurine Davis, Eugenia Jackson Smith, Augusta, Ga.; and three sons, Jessie Jackson, Jr., Curdette Jackson, Foried Jackson, Augusta, Ga.; and one sister in law, Mattie P. (George) Gunn, Columbus, Ga. He was influential in the raising of Gybrille Jackson and Kenji Gross. His legacy lives on in the lives of his 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. His extended family includes Lonnie and Georgia Dozier, Liz and Tracie Jackson, Barbara Brewster, Robin and Giana Wright, Pat Jefferson and the Sands Hill Community. Ret. Staff Sergeant, U. S. Army


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C A Reid Sr Memorial Funeral Home
314A Laney Walker Boulevard Ext Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 724-7594
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8, 2014
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