AIKEN, SC – Mr. Franklin (Frank) Matthews Jackson, 32, died Monday, December 28, 2020 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Frank was born on November 29, 1988 in Augusta, GA, the son of Harriet Matthews Jackson and the late William Congreve Jackson III. A graduate of Aiken High School, Frank continued his education at the College of Charleston. He received a Juris Doctor degree (Cum Laude) at Charleston School of Law. After receiving his degree he was employed as a lawyer and served as an assistant public defender.
As a member of First Presbyterian Church, Aiken, SC, Frank's strong faith was a guiding light for his life. Frank found strength and solace in helping others through difficult and troubling times. He had a passion for supporting those searching for direction and guidance. Frank was known for his wisdom, great sense of humor, kindness, gentle spirit and eagerness to serve others. His true passion was his family, and he will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend to those who knew him.
In addition to his mother, Frank is survived by his brother Peter K Jackson II; grandfather, B. Frank Matthews II; uncles and aunts: Gene (Katherine) Matthews, Mary (Vernon) Vaughn, Virginia (Wes) Jackson-Pownell; cousins: Ben (Melanie) Matthews, Katie (Edward) Darling, Elizabeth (Duke) Edwards and Wesley M Pownell, Jr. He was also survived by a father figure and mentor Billy Rangos, stepmother Cathy Joyce, and stepbrothers Kyle and Gray Joyce.
He was preceded in death by his father William; grandmothers, Virginia T. Jackson, Betty C. Matthews and an uncle, Peter K. Jackson.
A private graveside service will be held in Gastonia, NC. A celebration of life service is being planned in Aiken and will be announced at a later date.
Frank's final act of giving was donating his organs so that others could live. His family and friends treasure the time they had with him and rejoice in the knowledge that his limitless giving spirit surrounds them.
His family would like to acknowledge and thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of LifeLink and Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to LifeLink of Georgia, 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Building 200, Suite 230, Augusta, GA 30909, to Pavillon, 241 Pavillon Place, Mill Spring, NC 28756, or to Charleston School of Law, https://www.charlestonschooloflawfoundation.org/contribute/.
SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC 29801
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Published by Gaston Gazette on Jan. 6, 2021.