Saturday, January 8, 2011

RIP Bro. & Sis. Jackson

The Jackson's were an older couple in our church.  When I met Shawn in 2001 and started going to church with him, they were regular members and were there every service.  They were always excited to see us at church and we were always excited to see them.  When we would pull in the church parking lot and see there car, we both would exclaim "The Jackson's are here!".  It was always a pleasure to see them.  Bro. Jackson called Shawn his "little buddy" and would always ask me if Shawn was behaving, because if he wasn't, he would take his belt off and take it to Shawn.  For the most part, Shawn behaved, but there was a few times, I had to tell on him.  LOL!!

In the past few years, their health started declining and they weren't able to come to church as often as they wanted and eventually they weren't able to come at all.  We always loved the Jackson's and who they were.  They were people of the Lord.  They loved to share the gospel of the Lord and loved their people.  We would stop by and visit them on occasion, but not as often as we should have. 

This past year, our church was reading a book called Fear Fighters.  During the reading of the book, we had daily activities that we committed too.  One of my activities was fasting.  I choose to fast my Wednesday night supper before church and instead of eating, I would go visit with the Jackson's.  I didn't get to spend alot of time over there, maybe an hour or so each time.  But what time we did get to spend together, I believe was a blessing to us both.  Sis. Jackson ALWAYS looked forward to the company; Bro. Jackson enjoyed the company too, but mostly he just sat in his chair and slept.

This past week, they both passed away.  Bro. Jackson passed away on Tuesday morning and Sis. Jackson was right behind him on Wednesday morning.  They died within 22 hours of each other.

These obituaries were taken from the Boone Funeral Home website.

Reverend Woodrow Jackson
(May 14, 1920 - December 28, 2010)

Reverend Woodrow “Poppy” Jackson, 90, of Evansville went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 7:04 am, Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at his home. His beloved wife, Vera Jackson, followed him Home to God the next day, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 4:50 am. They were married for 68 years and now will spend eternity together in Heaven.

Woodrow was born May 14, 1920 in Putnam County, Tennessee, the son of Haywood and Dora Myrtle (Denson) Jackson. He had been a minister in Indiana for over 30 years. Reverend Woodrow retired as the minister of 12th Street Church of God in Linton, Indiana. He had also been a pastor at Eastside Church of God in Evansville and at Church of God in Tipton, Peru and Elwood, Indiana.

He is survived by: Daughter, Brenda DeTalente (Jimmy) of Newburgh, IN Son, Robert S. Jackson of Augusta Brothers, Calvin, Thurman, William and Donald Jackson, all of TN Sisters, Willene Hettinger of Logansport, IN and Ailene Hancock, Annie Duke and Veller Dyre, all of TN Grandchildren, Jimmy DeTalente (Sarah), Robert William Jackson and Nathan Jackson 4 Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Woodrow Jackson, Jr., brothers, Jim, James, Marshall, Horace and Will Allen Jackson and sisters, Edna Simpson, Valley Williams and Lyndsey Carr.

Funeral Services for Mr. and Mrs. Jackson will be held at 10 am, Monday, January 3, 2011 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville with Reverend Bill Heard, Reverend Gordon DeTalente, Reverend Eddie Carroll and Reverend Paul Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery, Richland, Indiana.

Friends may call from 1 pm until 8 pm, Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel and again from 9 am until time of service at 10 am, Monday, January 3, 2011.

Memorial Contributions may be made to VNA Charlier Hospice Center, 610 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47708.

Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net


Vera Jackson
(June 20, 1919 - December 29, 2010)

Vera “Granny” Jackson, 91, of Evansville went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 4:50 am, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at her home. Her beloved husband, Reverend Woodrow Jackson, preceded her Home to God the day before, Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 7:04 am. They were married for 68 years and now will spend eternity together in Heaven.

Vera was born June 20, 1919 in Putnam County, Tennessee the daughter of Sid and Bertha (Leftrick) Whitehead. She was a devoted minister’s wife and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by: Daughter, Brenda DeTalente (Jimmy) of Newburgh, IN Son, Robert S. Jackson of Augusta Grandchildren, Jimmy DeTalente (Sarah), Robert William Jackson and Nathan Jackson 4 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Woodrow Jackson, Jr., brothers, Joe, Tom and Estel Whitehead and a sister, Eurlene Jackson.

Funeral Services for Mr. and Mrs. Jackson will be held at 10 am, Monday, January 3, 2011 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville with Reverend Bill Heard, Reverend Gordon DeTalente, Reverend Eddie Carroll and Reverend Paul Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery, Richland, Indiana.

Friends may call from 1 pm until 8 pm, Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel and again from 9 am until time of service at 10 am, Monday, January 3, 2011.

Memorial Contributions may be made to VNA Charlier Hospice Center, 610 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47708.

Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net

This picture below of Bro. Jackson was taken in August of 2010.  While Bro. Jackson's memory slipped and he didn't know who you were or remembered alot of things, he never forgot how to play his banjo!  I have a video of him playing too and a picture of Sis. Jackson that I want to upload, but it's on the other computer. 

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