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Jesse Jackson

September 9, 1925 December 25, 2016
Jesse Jackson
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Obituary for Jesse Jackson

Jesse James Jackson, age 91, died at Heart of Georgia Hospice in Perry Sunday, December 25, 2016. He was born September 9, 1925 to the late Allen and Annie Jackson of Smithville. After serving in the United States Marines during World War II, he returned to Leslie to begin a life-long career in farm management for the Hoover family of Canton, OH. He enjoyed animal husbandry, farming, hunting, fishing, and golf after his retirement. Also during his retirement, he found a passion for growing day lilies. He was known to many as the “day lily man.” He created many new varieties, including his special “Mekensie Hays,” which is registered with the National Day Lily Society.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Smithville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel in Americus.

Survivors include his wife of seventy-one years, Clifford Jessup Jackson of Americus; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Nancy Jackson of Kathleen; a granddaughter, Mekensie Jackson of Kathleen; and two brothers: Aaron Jackson of Commerce and John Jackson of Leslie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jordan Jackson, and a sister, Shirley Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Leslie United Methodist Church, 111 E. Allen St., Leslie, GA 31764 or to Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Dr., Warner Robins, GA 31088.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

27

Dec

5:30 PM 12/27/2016 5:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/27/2016 7:00:00 PM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

28

Dec

2:00 PM 12/28/2016 2:00:00 PM
Smithville City Cemetery

Smithville, GA

Smithville City Cemetery
Smithville GA
United States

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Smithville City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Smithville, GA

Smithville GA
United States
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