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Jackson, Donald
Jun. 28, 1933 - Nov. 25, 2013
Rev. Donald Luther Jackson, minister, author, professor and businessman, made his transition at his home in Bradenton, FL. on November 25, 2013. Don was born in Hueytown, AL. and graduated from Sanford University. He received his theological degree from Wake Forest Seminary and Doctorate in Psychology without dissertation from the UNC. In 1956, he married Dorothy Ann Carwile of Bedford, VA. Don served as Minister of several churches in Virginia, including Glen Allen Baptist near Richmond until 1968. A change in careers led Don to Puerto Rico to serve as Prof. of Guidance and Counseling at Inter-American Univ. After four years, he returned to the states to begin a 20 yr. business career culminating in positions in Division Management with several large corporations. In 1985 they moved from San Francisco to FL., encouraged by his childhood friend, Rev. Jim Marsh, who pastored the Longboat Island Chapel. Donald became Sr. Minister of Unity Church of Sarasota, where he & his wife, Rev. Dorothy Ann served for 21 yrs. & retired in 2007. Don started "Unity in the Community" bringing to Sarasota numerous renowned religious & motivational speakers. After retiring from Unity, Rev. Don wrote and published a book called, "Religious Lies-Religious Truths." In Rev. Don's journey of healing, he visited John of God, spiritual healer in Brazil. It was a profound experience. He said, "I have written about love and talked about love, but during my experience with John of God, I truly experienced love." Don is survived by his wife, his children, Kevin, Karen, Van and five grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Unity Church of Sarasota on December 8, 2013 at 3:00. Donations can be made to Unity Church of Sarasota.

Published in Herald Tribune from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2013
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