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Murrell Jackson

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Murrell Jackson

Funeral services for Murrell (Stonewall) Jackson of Simpson, La. will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April, 25th, 2013 at Simpson Baptist Church in Simpson, La. with Rev. Jeremy Blocker officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Island Cemetery under the care of Jeane's Funeral Service of Leesville, La.

Mr. Jackson, 73, was a lifelong resident of Simpson and had served his country faithfully for 10 years as a United States Marine SSG USMC. During his time, he served two tours in Vietnam where he was wounded in action. For this service, he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and numerous other citations and awards. After release from duty, he worked as a carpenter and was known for always being happy and striving to help others, his famous last words to all were, "remember God loves you and I love you too". He was a lifelong member of Simpson Baptist Church and was compassionate Christian friend to all.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Elton and Edna Bennett Jackson, six brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors are: Sister - Sue Johnson and husband Larry of Hornbeck, La. Brother - Billy Wayne Jackson and wife Denise of Pineville, La.

The family would like to thank the following for all their support: Charles Stuckey, J.R. "Butch" Smith, Karen Jackson, Bud of Bud's Grocery, Lydell Temple, Lance Thompson and David Neatherland.

Special thanks to Sandy Hilger for all of the love and support, as well as the staff of Grace House.

Visitation will begin Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at Simpson Baptist Church.

Published in The Town Talk from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2013
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