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Gerald Jackson

February 12, 1944 April 29, 2019
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Gerald Jackson
February 12, 1944-April 29, 2019

Macclesfield-Gerald Jackson, 75, passed away in the early hours of Monday, April 29, 2019. Gerald was born in Wayne County to the late Daniel Major Jackson and Frances Willard Outlaw Jackson on February 12, 1944.

A man of great integrity, Gerald was well respected and loved by those he came in contact with. He firmly believed in the founding principles of our nation and was a true American. Gerald was always one to tell it like it was, but did all things in love, with your best interest at heart. His generosity knew no bounds, but rarely did anyone know of his giving. He gave quietly and humbly, keeping in mind the motto of Matthew 6:3, “When you do merciful deeds, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand does.”

Gerald loved to travel. He and his wife, Mary Grace, would pack up the RV and head out of town at the drop of a hat. The two camped many a night across the United States. Their travels led them outside of the country to places as far away as Australia. Though he was a world traveler, he never left his roots. You could take Gerald out of the farm, but couldn’t take the farm out of Gerald. He was passionate about tending his land and caring for every detail. He took pride in farming from plant to harvest. However, when the opportunity arose, you’d likely find Gerald heading out to fish, brim buster in hand.

Though he enjoyed his retirement to the fullest, Gerald’s years of work were never forgotten. An outstanding work ethic and an inner drive for success led Gerald to pursue goals and heights reached by few. After many years in wholesale, Gerald seized the chance to become owner and operator in the Piggly Wiggly franchise. With locations in Ahoskie, Farmville, Grifton, Pinetops, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, and Wilson, Gerald was always on the move. He was dedicated, diligent, and determined in all he did.

Though Gerald was proud of his many accomplishments, his greatest by far were his children. Ever the loving father, he was the best provider. Sheila and Allen were his pride and joy, and his grandchildren were the apples of his eye. He was the perfect companion and friend for his wife, Mary Grace. They shared the same interests, especially when it came to travel and music. So much, in fact, that they traveled together to Las Vegas to be married by Elvis at the Hitching Post.

A service to honor and remember Gerald’s life will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Seven Springs Cemetery.

Gerald is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Grace Skinner Jackson; a daughter, Sheila Jackson Waller and husband, Joseph Dale Waller; a son, Allen Gerald Jackson and wife, Sheila Lewis Jackson; and three bonus daughters, Michelle Kirby and husband, Joey, Andrea Fields Snead and husband, Sammy, and Georgia Tingen and husband, Johnny Cribb; two sisters, Virginia Hardy and husband, Frazier, and Bertha Ellen Mallard; two brothers, Woodard Jackson and wife, Judy, and Don Jackson and wife, Lynne; six grandchildren, Allison Jackson, Joseph Waller, Amanda Waller, Spenser Waller, Madison Waller, and Ethan Waller; eight bonus grandchildren, Nicholas Marshall, Jordan Kirby, Brandon Kohnen, Heath Kohnen, Blaine Snead and wife, Debra, Megan Snead, Gracen Tingen-Cribb and Teague Tingen-Cribb; and three great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834, or SECU Hospice House, P.O. Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577. Family and friends will be received Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. The family will also receive friends at the home on Wednesday and Thursday between 2-6 p.m.. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.


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Visitation

Friday

3

May

6:00 PM 5/3/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/3/2019 7:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551 NC
United States

Service

Friday

3

May

7:00 PM 5/3/2019 7:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551 NC
United States

Committal Service

Saturday

4

May

11:00 AM 5/4/2019 11:00:00 AM
Seven Springs Community Cemetery

503 Church Street
Seven Springs, NC 28578

Seven Springs Community Cemetery
503 Church Street Seven Springs 28578 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

SECU Hospice House

PO Box 1376
Smithfield, NC 27577

Service League Of Greenville Inpatient Hospice

c/o PCMH Foundation, P.O. Box 8489
Greenville, NC 27835-8489
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