Billy R. Jackson
Benson, LA - Funeral services honoring the life of Billy Ray Jackson, 82, will be 11:00 AM, Monday, March 10, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, LA. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Noble, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA from 5:00 until 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Billy Ray Jackson was born November 2, 1931 in Springhill, LA to James Chesley and Tishie Hagan Jackson. He graduated from Rocky Mount High School. Billy Ray served our country in the ARMY in Korea during the Korean Conflict
. He was married to Nathalene Anderson, daughter of Jim and Rena Anderson, and had 4 children that were the light of his life and was so proud of each of them. Billy Ray also cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren while gardening, hunting and fishing.
Preceding Billy Ray in death are his father and mother; sister Sarah Lou Jackson Merritt; and granddaughter, Rosebud Hitt.
Those left behind to cherish Billy Ray's memory are his wife of 59 years Nathalene "Nat" Anderson Jackson; daughters Pinky Hitt and husband Paul, and Nelda Deacon and husband Kevin; sons Ray Jackson and wife Irene, and Mickey Jackson; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; special pet Boo Boo; special niece Tracey Antee and other nieces in Baton Rouge; several cousins; and a host of friends scattered over the world.
Honoring the life of Billy Ray as pallbearers will be grandchildren Dustin Hitt, Waco Hitt, Travis Hitt, Dillan Hitt, Brian Deacon, Kevin Deacon, Candy Wolgamott, Nikki Deacon, Billy Jackson, and Russell Antee. Honorary pallbearer will be Deacon Parchman.
The family would like to express a special thanks to the CNAs and Nurses of Garden Park Nursing and Rehab Center; and the staff of St. Joseph Hospice.