PELHAM -- In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. John 1:1-14
The Rev. J.C. Jackson, 224 Sunrise Drive, Albany, GA, born to the late Dea Frank and Mrs. Nellie Jackson of Waycross, GA passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012.
Funeral services will be held 11:30 AM Friday, February 24, 2012 at the New Hope MB Church, 4294 New Hope Road, Pelham, GA., Rev. Derrick Calhoun, Pastor, Rev. Sylvester Williams, Officiating.
Rev. Jackson served his country honorably in the United States Army. Upon his Honorable Discharge from the US Army, he was called into the ministry teaching, preaching and carrying the word of God. Rev. Jackson was a dedicated and sincere pastor. He served as pastor for 56 years, with 52 of those years being at New Hope MB Church, Pelham. Other churches, 1st African Baptist, Shiloh MB, Pecan City, Salem MB, Faceville, Bethel MB Cairo, 1st Mt. Pilgrim Whigham and Adam Chapel Bainbridge. He served as Moderator of the Pleasant Hill Association in Decatur and Seminole Counties, and Vice Moderator of New Grady Baptist Association. His home church was Beaulah MB Church, Cairo. In business, he was owner of Pelham Dry Cleaner and an Insurance Agent for North Carolina Mutual Insurance. He was dedicated, humble, faithful and always ready to make you laugh with some uplifting act. He would say, "smile and the world smiles with you." Always willing to help was one of his outstanding Christian qualities. Those who will forever cherish his memories: his wife, Mrs. Remell W. Jackson, sons, David Anderson (Delois), Ron Jackson (Elsa); daughter, Dorothy Jackson; brother, Randolph Jackson; sister, Essie Mae Dixon; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends at the New Hope MB Church Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 5-7:00 PM.
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