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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.


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



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  1. Bill and Sandy Law on July 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Sending our love and prayers to the Jackson family. It was a pleasure to worship with you and we often remember you all fondly.

  2. Karen and Tom Chesnut on July 19, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Jerry smile always brightened the day! He was always smiling on his good or bad days. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gloria and his family. He will be missed!

  3. Kathrine Shelton on July 19, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    So sorry to hear this. We will meet him soon. It was great to have you worship with us all those years ago. Sending love to Gloria, David and Mark. Our prayers are with you.Pastor Ken and Kitty

  4. Tammy Staunton on July 19, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Gloria, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your sense of peace with all of this and to feel God’s love and care for you and your family. I know Gerry will be missed by you and so many others, but the memories you shared will remain with you always. Sending much love, Tammy Staunton

  5. Linda Sbraccia on July 19, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Jerry,s smile lite up the room. He will be greatly miss. Prayers are with the family.

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