George Jackson was born on February 16, 1932 to Leslie Jackson and Agathar Frater in the Parish of Freeman’s Hall, Trelawny in Jamaica. He was educated in Jamaica and with his entrepreneurial spirit became a successful business owner, operating his own grocery store there. He later came to the States in order to provide a better life for himself and his family. Soon after, he was united with Mamie L. Jackson from 1966 until her passing in 1990.
In 1992, he married Rose Jackson and they were married for 27 years until the Lord called him home on October 6, 2019.
George retired from Stearns and Foster after 25 years of service, but he didn’t stop there. He loved to be outside in the hot sun gardening, cutting grass and doing yard work, and he tended to many yards for his family and friends. He was especially thankful and proud of his grandson, Dwight who helped him with all his yard work during his later years. George had a beautiful heart and soul and he loved to have fun and play domino’s with his family and friends. His favorite words were “you have to jump like a rabbit, eat like a cow and drink like and elephant”, which is how he lived his life.
George gave his life to Christ at a young age before coming to the States. He attended several churches, but found his home with New
Mission Missionary Baptist Church and was a member for over 38 years under the leadership of Dr. Robert Smith, continuing under the leadership of Rev. Tracy E. Ventus until he went home to be with the Lord. He was an active member of the Deacon Board, Sick Visitation Ministry and Sang in the Pastor’s Choir and the Male Chorus.
George is survived by: his loving wife, Rose; his son, Delroy (Lynnette); his stepchildren, Albertine Watkins, Lynette Greene and Tamara Bell (Tony); six grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Magadeline Berry; his sisters, Julia, Susan and Naomi Thompson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Gladstone, Osmond, Estella and Mord Thompson.
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