Life Celebration Services for Dea. Leroy Jackson will be held Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Macon City Auditorium. Pastor David Stanley will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery 2617 Vinson Road Milledgeville, Georgia 31061.
Deacon Captain Leroy Jackson made his debut on January 16, 1953, blessing the world in a special way. He was born into the parentage of the late Rayfield Jackson and Addie Wimberly Jackson in Twiggs County, GA. He graduated from Twiggs County High School as part of the Class of 1971. He enlisted in the United States Army shortly after graduation. Leroy served his country proudly for 3 years and was honorably discharged in 1974 having attained the rank of Sergeant. After returning home from the military, Leroy became employed with the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department. He obtained numerous certifications and completed countless courses that allowed him to move up through the ranks.Among his accomplishments, Leroy completed First Responder training at Macon Technical Institute in 1990, was certified by the Georgia Department of Human Resources as an Emergency Medical Technician in 1994, became a CPR Instructor and managed the 911 Fire Call Center. Leroy was also recognized as Fireman of the Year for 2004. He went on to faithfully serve the City of Macon and Bibb County for 35 years, retiring in 2010 with the rank of Captain.
Leroy loved the game of golf. He made it his mission to make sure his Pastor never defeated him. He was a dedicated member of the Bowden Senior Men’s Golf League of Macon, GA.
Leroy accepted Christ into his life at an early age and became a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Twiggs County. He would later give of his service in many capacities including Deacon’s Ministry, Sunday School Superintendent, Finance Committee, Male Chorus, Mass Choir and Gospel Choir. On Father’s Day of June 2001, Leroy joined the Union Baptist Church in Macon, GA under the leadership of Pastor David L. Stanley, Sr. At Union, he also served in many capacities including Assistant Chairman of Deacon’s Ministry, Music Ministry, Pastor’s Support Ministry, Sunday School Ministry, Male Choir, Mass Choir, Praise Ensemble, Men of Nehemiah Ministry, Youth Ministry Leader, Transportation Ministry and Union’s Emergency Medical Ministry.Leroy used his God given talents and gifts to serve others as a faithful steward of God.
On Monday, August 10, 2020, our Heavenly Father saw that Leroy was tired. A cure was not to be. God put his arms around Leroy and whispered, “Come to me.”
Leroy was preceded in death by two brothers, Hal Jackson and Larry Jackson; one sister, Bessie Williams and one brother-in-law, A. D. Ratliff. He leaves to cherish his loving memories a devoted wife of 32 years, Carrie Faulk Jackson of Macon, GA; two sons, Andre (Dorsena) Jackson of Warner Robins, GA and Kyle Robertson of Fort Walton Beach, FL; three daughters,Tracy Hightower of McDonough, GA, Alfatina (Aaron) Howard and Shayla Stalling both of Macon, GA; three sisters, Mary Rouse, Addie Robinson, both of Paterson, NJ and Sue Ratliff of Macon, GA;one brother, Lace (Lean) Sams of Paterson, NJ; three sisters-in-law, Addie M. Jackson of Paterson, NJ, Betty Foster and Mary (Tommie) Hightower both of Macon, GA;four brothers-in-law, George (Ida Bell) Faulk, Jr., Johnny B. Faulk, Clarence George (Betty) Faulk, Charlie (Angela) Faulk and Jerome Maddox all of Macon, GA; four aunts, Sue Lou Stanley of Macon, GA, Geneva Williams, Lillie Mae Wimberly both of Paterson, NJ and Zena Wimberly of Cleveland, OH; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Union Baptist Church 990 Taylor Street, Macon, Georgia 31217.
In lieu of floral contributions please make donations to The National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.
Serenity Funeral Home, Dublin has charge of arrangements.
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