Services for Mr. Waymon Jackson Sr., 90, who died Feb. 5 at Jeff Davis Hospital, were held Feb. 15 at Bennett Tabernacle Holiness Church.
Elder Eddie Harmon, Pastor Christopher D. Johnson, Minister Shatoya Aylor, and Evangelist Dorothy Dotson officiated with burial in Northview Cemetery in Hazlehurst.
Mr. Jackson was the son of the late Joney (Johnny) and Georgia Ann Davis. As a youth and young adult he served as a deacon of Isles of Hope Baptist Church in Uvalda later attending Hallandale Church of Christ in Hallandale, FL. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge. He later attended and received an agriculture degree at Fort Valley State College. He began working for the United States Postal Service in Augusta later transferring to Miami, FL and was a member of Disabled American Veterans and American Legions. In 1955 he married his “twin soulmate” as he often told others, Josie Lee Knox Jackson. They were married for 62 years. He was preceded in death by his wife; son Waymon Jr.; two great grandchildren, Tiya and Tiyion Hunt; siblings, Marion (Bland) Jones, Connie (Debra) Jackson and Margaret Greene; sisters-in-law, Carrie Lee (Noble) Young, Christine (Lanier) Turner; brothers-in-law, E Joseph Knox, Curtis Knox, Ira (Betty) Knox, Robert “RL” Knox, Sherman Knox and Grady Pierce.
Survivors include his children, Patricia Jackson of Miami, Johnny Jackson and Shelia (Alford) Hall of Hazlehurst and Cornelia Jackson of Swainsboro; stepson, Roderick (Yolanda) Ringold of Douglas; 11 grandchildren, Shatoya (James) Aylor of Peoria, IL, Brad Nails of Baxley, Antonio Jackson, Willie Hunt and Andrei (Grace) Hall of Hazlehurst, Dequatte Tucker, Allen Tucker, Quashaun Tucker, Roderick Ringold Jr. and Aaliyah Ringold of Douglas and Bryson Bryd of Jacksonville, FL; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Juel Jones of Miami, FL and a host of relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers were cousins and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Isles of Hope Community of Edison Park, Miami, FL.
Music was rendered by The Dotson Family and Desiree Knox.
Thornton Funeral Hoem of Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.