Rev. Calvin H. Jackson, Sr.
July 14, 1924 - Aug. 24, 2013
Rev. Calvin H. Jackson, Sr., 89, died in Gulfport. He was born to the late Edward and Lovie Jackson in Gulfport.
He graduated from Turkey Creek High School. In November 1942, Rev. Jackson enlisted in the United States Navy where he served honorably. Rev. Jackson retired from the Gulfport VA in 1979 and retired in 1990 from St. Paul UMC and Mt. Zion UMC after pastoring for 22 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, of 62 years Bernice Butler Jackson; three siblings, Clariece Russell, Alvin E. Jackson and Alberta Jackson. He is survived by eight children, Calvin (Mary Joyce) Jackson, Jr., Tommiette (Bill) Jackson Ingram, Alvin (Jacquelyn) Jackson, Ronald Jackson, Jacquelyn (Ronald) Jones, Joycelyn (Arnold) Barros, Gary (Tania) Jackson and Kermit (Yolanda) Jackson; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Service will be Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church, Gulfport with visitation 10-11 a.m. with Rev. Heidelberg officiating. Burial Biloxi National Cemetery. Rev. Calvin H. Jackson, Sr. was reunited with his wife on August 24, 2013. The family of Rev. Calvin H. Jackson, Sr. would like to thank everyone for their acts of kindness, thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement.
Published in The Sun Herald on Aug. 29, 2013