Robert Jester Mortuary: Obituaries

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Willie Fred Jackson, Jr. Willie Fred Jackson, Jr.
(May 2, 1959 - January 4, 2013)

U.S. Veteran


Willie Fred Jackson, Jr.


Willie Fred Jackson, Jr., was born May 2, 1959 to Alice Jackson and the late Willie Fred Jackson, Sr. in Camilla, Georgia, where he spent his childhood.

"Little Willie", as he was affectionately called, graduated from Mitchell County High School in 1977, attended Savannah State College in Savannah, Georgia, and later was accepted into the United States Navy where he served for fifteen years.

At a young age he confessed Christ, was baptized and joined the Union Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the youth usher board.

"Little Willie" was united in holy matimony to the former Mary Dawson, who preceded him in death.  To this union two loving sons were born, Duriel and Jerrold.

On Friday, January 4, 2013 in Quitman, Georgia, "Little Willie" departed this life at his home with his family and friends nearby.

One brother, Melvin Jackson; and a special brother-in-law, Calvin Maurice Powers, preceded him in death.

He leaves behind his devoted and loving mother, Alice King Jackson of Quitman, Georgia; three children, Technical Sergeant Duriel (Latonya) Jackson, Charleston, South Carolina Air Force Base, Technical Sergeant Jerrold (Kelli) Jackson, Lacklan Air Base - San Antonio, Texas, and Tyree Jackson, Quitman, Georgia; two grandchildren, Camille - (Duriel) and Domonne (Jerrold); dedicated and loving siblings, Arridean (Willie) Jackson of Quitman, Georgia, Joe Nathan (Yolanda) Grissom of Baltimore, Maryland, Nathaniel (Marseilles) Grissom of Marietta, Georgia, Carolyn Sue Powers of Savannah, Georgia, Alice (Gary) Harvey of Savannah, Georgia, Myrtice (Anthony) Robinson of Orlando, Florida, Tony (Tonya) Jackson of Lithonia, Georgia.  He will forever be loved and cherished by his host of nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles, cousins, and friends.


The funeral service of Willie Fred Jackson, Jr., will be conducted Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 70 Thompson Street, Camilla.  Interment will follow in Oakview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be classmates of Mitchell County High School class of 1977.

Public viewing will be Friday, January 11, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Robert Jester Mortuary.

The family will receive friends at Robert Jester Mortuary on Friday, January 11, 2013, from 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The remains of Mr. Jackson will lie in state at the Union Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Memorial Tribute

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.

But if  tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand.
He saw my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

So if  tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.