LULA – Jesse James Jackson Jr., 45, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Hall County, he was the son of Marrell Moon Jackson of Gainesville and the late Jesse B. Jackson. He lived most of his life in the Hall County and Banks County area. He worked at Wayne Farms as a mechanic and was a member of The Lighthouse Church in Maysville.
Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Kristina Hughie Jackson, Lula; a son, Joshua James Jackson, Lula; daughters, Victoria Jessica Jackson, Monika Elaine Jackson, and Virginia Hallie Jackson, all of Lula; brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Janice Jackson, Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Albert Martin, Knoxville, Tenn., and Ruby Dean and Roosevelt Wallace, Gainesville, Mary Ellen Jackson and Karen Vanessa Jackson; father-in-law, Joseph Hail Hughie; very special nephews, Joel Blake Jackson and Kareem Moore; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 25, at 6 p.m., in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Revs. Rochard White Sr. and Jerry Cameron officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, July 25, from 4 to 6 p.m., prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wachovia Bank (any location), Jesse J. Jackson’s Children’s Trust Account.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.