Horace Jackson

Published 1:48 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Horace Jackson

Mr. Horace Jackson, 81, of Bainbridge, passed away May 12, 2016 at his home.

Horace Jackson was born August 18, 1934 to the late Moses Jackson and Flossie Bell Anderson in Bainbridge, Georgia. He attended school in Decatur County and graduated from Hutto High School in 1954 before attending Albany State College. Very popular and well known, Horace never met a stranger. He met countless good friends as he worked at several companies before retiring from Bainbridge State Hospital after more than 33 years. It was at his part-time job as a taxi driver with Union Cab Company where his personality flourished. Part comedian, story teller, and counselor, Horace could often be found laughing, talking and joking with the many great friends he met across his lifetime as he transported them around town.

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Horace was a loyal member of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church where he faithfully served as an usher.

Horace leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Bettye Millen Jackson. He was preceded in death by his eldest son Carlos F. Jackson and great-grandson Jamal Malik Gordon; but he leaves many other friends and relatives to celebrate his life. Loving sons LaRae Davis (Lisa), Lithonia, Ga. and Kelvin Jackson (Christine), Ellenwood, Ga.; daughters Jennifer Gordon (Malachi), Climax, Ga. and Veronica Jackson of Conyers, Ga. are left with many precious memories. Sisters Charlie Mae Philips, Bainbridge and Helen Walters, Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as Brother Danny Jackson (Yvette), Dallas, Texas, all treasured Horace. A much beloved and adored mother-in-law Lucy Millen of Conyers has especially fond memories of Horace. Gone but not forgotten by a host of brother and sisters-in law; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, special friends and loved ones who will miss the delightful charisma bestowed upon them all.

Bruton Mortuary is in charge of services to be held Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church on Highway 84.