Celebrating the life of WILLIE MACK JACKSON
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Willie Mack Jackson
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard,
but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”
A Time To Be Born
Willie Mack Jackson was born on February 27th, 1946, to Curly Mack (who proceeded him in death) and Johnnie Mae Spencer-Bailey. At an early age, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Personal Savior, and was baptized. Willie graduated in 1964 from Moton High School, where he played football.
A Time To Serve
Upon graduation, he decided to serve his country by joining The United States Army in June of 1967. He received a National Defense Medal for his service. After serving his country well, Willie Mack Jackson was Honorably Discharged.
He later moved to New Jersey where he worked as a Foreman, for U.S. Pipeline . After dedicating 34 years to the U.S. Pipeline, Willie Jackson retired. He moved to Atlanta, GA, where he and his wife, Cindy Jackson joined Mount Zion A.M.E. of Mansfield, GA, under the leadership of Reverend Benjamin Franklin, Jr. In 2008, Willie wanted to be close to home, so he moved back to Brooksville, Fl. There, he attended Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Stricklen.
Willie was a giving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and good friend. He gave to people willingly and was always eager to lend a hand. He loved to cook, and prepare great meals for those in whom he loved. He touched the lives of so many people and will always be remembered and extremely loved.
A Time To Rest
Willie Mack Jackson departed this life on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 11:35 a.m. He leaves to cherish the many wonderful memories of his life, love, and spirit to his loving wife, Cindy Jackson, Atlanta, GA. His loyal and devoted mother, Johnnie Mae Spencer-Bailey, Brooksville, Fl. Three daughters: Tyá (Curtis) Evans, Atlanta, GA; Teka Purvis (who preceeded him in death); and Marvella (Damon) Bailey, Burlington, New Jersey. One son: Willie Jackson, Jr., (Jesse), Clayton, New Jersey. One Step-son, Quintin Franklin (Lisa), Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Five brothers: Augustus (Ruthie) Jackson, New York; Daniel Copeland, Crystal River, Fl; Fredrick Mack (who preceeded him in death); Bruce (Deborah) Inman, Columbia, South Carolina; and Isaac Bailey, III., Brooksville, FL. Four sisters: Annette Jackson (Brantley, Sr.) (who preceeded him in death); Loretta (Mark) Drake, Brooksville, Fl; Monica Mack-Wolfe (Frank), Philiadelphia, PA; and Priscilla Mack, Philadelphia, PA. Twelve grandchildren: Sheila Purvis; Maurice (Mo) Purvis, Tyasia Brown, Jewel Purvis, Tahdjeé Brown, Ayanna Evans, Ebony Evans, Trinity Evans, Zindzhi Evans, Damya Bailey, Curtis Evans, II., and Amari Jackson. A god-daughter: Shemika Reed, Virginia Beach, Virginia; and a host of special nieces, wonderful nephews, loyal and loving cousins, friends, church family, and neighbors.
Viewing: Friday, September 24, 2010 ~ 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. ~ Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church ~ 600 Wood Drive ~ Brooksville, FL 34601
Services: Saturday, September 25, 2010 ~ 11:00 A.M. ~ Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church ~ 600 Wood Drive ~ Brooksville, FL 34601 ~ Dr. Burdell Strickland, Pastor/Officiating
Interment: Spring Hill Cemetery ~ Brooksville, FL