Zion Missionary Baptist Church
888 Zion Cir
Roswell, GA 30075
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Birdel JACKSON Obituary
JACKSON, Jr., Birdel F. Birdel F. Jackson, Jr. was born September 23, 1924. Birdel Jr. attended school in Memphis TN and graduated in June 1942. He enrolled at Tuskegee Institute as an agriculture major. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1943 as part of group of 1000 black men trained as sailors to integrate the Coast Guard. He met and married Leslie Ann Brown of Maplewood NJ in 1944; they had a son Birdel III (Donnie) and daughter Carol Ann (Kaki). In 1959 the family moved north, Birdel Jr. joined Eastern Airlines in 1960, built a home in Westbury Long Island and retired in 1986. The couple moved to Lawrenceville GA in 1987. At the time of Leslie Ann's transition in 2011, she and Birdel Jr. had been married 67 years. Birdel Jr. passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016, in his home in Lawrenceville. He will be forever missed and his memory cherished always by daughter Carol Ann, son Birdel III (Edith), granddaughters, Cecilia Ann and Yvonne (Randall) Dragon and 2 great grandchildren Ava and Davis Dragon. A memorial service will be held at Zion Baptist Church, Roswell GA, Friday Nov 11, 2016 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Jackson-Davis Foundation Civil Engineering Incentive Scholarship at the University of Toledo, OH, http://utfoundation.org/foundation/home/give_online.aspx.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 11, 2016
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