Reynolds Funeral Home announces with deepest sympathy the passing of Mr. Charles E. Jackson, 82 of Decatur, AL. Mr. Jackson passed away peacefully February 13, 2018 at his residence.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m at Shiloh M.B. Church, with Pastor Larry Bailey, officiating and interment in Sterrs Cemetery. Family visitation will be Saturday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Reynolds Funeral Home. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to the service.
CHARLES EDWARD JACKSON SR. was born on March 8, 1935 in Decatur, AL to the late Clarence E. Jackson Sr. and Annie Pearl Reynolds Jackson. He departed this life on February 13, 2018 at his home where he was cared for by his loving wife.
CHARLES attended Carver Elementary School and was a graduate of Decatur Negro High School. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. For many years he worked at Decatur General Hospital as a surgical technician. He retired as a Chemical Operator at 3M in Decatur, AL.
CHARLES was united in marriage to Viola White. To this union was born two sons.
CHARLES was a faithful member of the Alpha Seventh Day Adventist Church where he served as an usher until his health declined. He was known by his kind and generous manner. He often referred to himself as “a man of a few words” because he wasn’t very talkative.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his identical twin brother, Clarence E. Jackson, and Eugene Jackson, and his sister Helen Sanders.
CHARLES leaves to cherish his memory: the girl he was married to for 59 years, Viola White Jackson; his oldest son: Charles E. Jackson, Jr. and his children, Myra Williams, Charlandria Jackson, and Kendrick Jackson of Decatur, AL; and youngest son: Frederick W. (Shelia) Jackson and their children, Micah and Mishael Jackson of Huntsville, AL.; four brothers: Jessie L. (Margaret) Jackson, Russell E. (Cathy) Jackson, Jameel Jackson, and Gregory J. (Dara) Jackson all of Decatur, AL.; one aunt, Jane Jackson of Decatur, AL.; eight brothers-in-law: Willie, Thomas Lee, Carnell, Ivory Joe, John Douglass, Danny, and Tony White; four sisters-in-law: Sam Etta Garrett, Estelle Cohen, Alberta White, and Phyllis Scott; two great-granddaughters; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.