Obituary of Willie Jackson
Sodus: Age 91, went home to be with the Lord on Friday March 11, 2022 at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY. Willie Jackson, Jr. was born on December 14,1930 in Camden, Alabama to the Willie Jackson Sr. and Fannie Jackson.
He was the oldest of fourteen children. He moved to Eufaula, Alabama where he met and married his wife of 70 years, Jannie Lee Payton. After moving to Eufaula, he became a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church where he was an usher and sang in a gospel quartet. In 1952. Willie was ordained as a deacon and served at Cedar Hill Baptist Church until he moved to Florida, then eventually moving to New York. In 1958, the Jackson family settled on Pratt Road where they still currently reside.
Deacon Jackson worked multiple jobs before obtaining employment at Xerox where he worked 26 years and retired from in 1995. Willie loved to watch baseball, even playing in his younger years. He also loved fishing and watching western movies.
In 1959, he joined the Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sodus, New York serving as a deacon, treasurer, trustee, and several other positions/capacities in the church. He continued to serve as deacon and treasurer until his health started to fail. He was a true man of God, trustworthy and no non-sense kind of person.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Jackson, Sr., and Fannie Jackson; brothers, Cleveland Jackson, John Jackson, Nathaniel Jackson, and David Jackson; sisters, Izetter Louder and Loretta Jackson-Nash.
He leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Jannie Jackson; his children, Willie E. Jackson, Ethel Jackson, Ronald Jackson, Donald Jackson, Jacqueline (Charles) Jordan, all of Sodus, New York, and Julia (Oscar) Fenn of Orlando, Florida; his nephew, Sherman L. Morris of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Cetric (Deana) Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Darnell Jordan, Oscar Fenn, Carlia Fenn and five great-grandchildren; brothers: Earl (Ethel) Jackson and Joenathan Jackson; sisters, Louise Daniels, Anitha Jackson, Eva (Marshall) Wellborn, Mary (Ray) Wynn and Charlene McCray; his sisters-in-law, Naomi Jackson and Bertha Jackson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many other relatives, and friends.
Friends and family are invited to call 10:00am-11:00am Monday, March 21, 2022 at Redeem Bethel C.O.G.I.C, 4496 NY-104, Williamson, NY 14589. Where his funeral service will start promptly at 11:00am. Face coverings will be required to be worn when inside the church. Interment in Sodus Rural Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Norton Funeral Home, Sodus, NY. Condolences may be expressed at www.HSNORTON.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Willie Jackson, please visit Tribute Store
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