Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

It is with great sadness that the Jackson family announces the death of Jerry Lee Jackson, born in Detroit, MI on August 5, 1942. Jerry had a passion for people and made friends everywhere he went. His laugh was contagious, and he always had a smile for everyone. He was an avid photographer, loved to gather with friends and family, play cards, boat, fish, golf, and hunt. In his younger years, Jerry was a Pastor and youth mentor at his churches, who took immense pleasure in sharing his love of Christ. He also played the guitar, sang, and loved to play and coach softball and work on cars with his sons.

Jerry is survived by Gloria Wolfe Jackson, his beloved wife of 59 years, his stepmother, Genevieve, his brother Ron (Tammy) his sons, David (Toni) and Mark (Tina), four grand-children, Ryan, Katie, Jake and Abigail. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur, and Francis Jackson. Additionally, Jerry and Gloria have many “adopted” young men and women he mentored over the years.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the Resurrection Life Church located in Big Rapids, MI on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am by Pastor Paul. The family suggest that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hope Lodge in Grand Rapids or the charity of one’s choice” in lieu of flowers.


To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jerry’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.



Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

13 Condolences

  1. Jack Trachet on July 21, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    One of the friendliest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. People like Jerry make life better and dark days brighter. We can all take a lesson on life from this man. Your in a better place and until we meet again you’ll be greatly missed.
    My deepest sympathies to the family.

  2. Barb Grzeszak on July 21, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you Gloria and your family during this difficult time. I so enjoyed playing Eucher with Jerry and seeing him at the Bakery. He will be missed.

  3. Nanette Holt on July 23, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Gloria, I am so sorry for your loss. Richard and I will always remember Jerry fondly. Our prayers go out to you for peace and wisdom at this very difficult time.

Leave a Condolence