SYLVESTER -- The funeral services for the late Mr. Maurice "Duke" Jackson of 1056 Carter Rd., Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at his residence, will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Shipp's Funeral Home Chapel in Sylvester, Georgia with the Reverend Esean Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Shingler, Georgia.

Mr. Maurice Jackson was born to the late Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Rosie Mae Munford Jackson on September 20, 1938 in Worth County.

He was educated in the Worth County Public School System. He was employed at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and retired after 35 years of service.

Maurice was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Clara Peeler Parker on June 9, 1979.

Our loved one's time on this earthly realm came to a close on Saturday morning, November 3, 2012 at his home.

He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted cousins, Mr and Mrs. Willie and Annette Munford; two special live-in caregivers, Ms. Juanita Woodard, and Mr. Leon Jackson; a host of family, friends, and many loved ones.

Family and friends may feel free to sign the guest register online at

Shipp's Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-1355