William Jesse Jackson, 87, of Greenville, NC passes away on Friday, June 8, 2018 in his home. Mr. Jackson was born on June 11, 1930 in Lenoir County to Mary Hart and Jesse Jackson. He was an avid golfer, loved to garden and served our country as a member of the United States Airforce.
Surviving include his wife Josephine “Jody” Elizabeth Jackson, his daughters Deborah Jackson and partner Troy Buck and Mary Gardner and partner Billy Jones; his son Tony Jackson and wife Janet; his grandchildren: Elizbeth Pate and husband Jordan, Brooke Lewis and husband Korey, Stephanie Lewis and husband Kenny Ray, Joshua Gardner, and Joe Lodrago; and two great grandchildren Decklyn Pate and McKenzie Lodrago.
A Private Family Service will be held on Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Pruitt Cares Foundation, 1626 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA 30093 or to The First Tee organization by visiting www.thefirsttee.org. Friends can send online condolences by visiting www.jimmysawyerfdl.com. Sawyer Funeral Home is serving the Jackson family.