Mr. Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr., died June 25. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wesley (Jessie Lee Evans) Jackson, he was born in 1947 in Oxford, one of eight children. He was raised and educated in Newton County. At an early age, Mr. Jackson joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oxford. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1970 and later was honorably discharged. Affectionately called "Snap" by family and friends, Mr. Jackson was a very hard worked, employed by mobile Chemical, Sweetheart Plastics, Dart Containers, Riverside Nursing Home and Mocks Pallet. His passion, however, was working in construction as a brick mason with Fredrick Johnson, George Williams, Pete Height, Willie Henderson and Douglas White, During his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching wrestling and action movies on TV. Mr. Jackson was the proud father of 10 children; an infant son, Carlos, preceded him in death.
Surviving are wife Mrs. Sharon Jackson; sons Mr. Willie Lee Cosby, Mr. Julian Dementh Jackson, Mr. Charlie Jackson Jr., Mr. Aaron Wesley Jackson, Brandon Ladon Jackson, Quincy Jamaine Jackson; daughters Ms. Lakeshia Jackson, Ms. Shemekia White, Ms. Arrie Jackson; a host of grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters Mr. and Mrs. S.M. (Marie) Norrington, Deacon Eugene and the Rev. Leathia Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Thalid (Fareda) Adul-Hakim, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Gloria) Gilstrap, and the Rev. and Mrs. Willie R. (Annette) Starkes; brothers Mr. and Mrs. Marvin (Hilda) Jackson, Mr. Daniel Jackson; caretakers Mrs. Marie Nolley, Mr. and Mrs. Doug (Linda) White, Ms. Betty Elder, Ms. Flossie James; special friends Mrs. Carol Ann Williams, Mrs. Mary Williams; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.
Visitation at the funeral home was Thursday, July 1. Funeral services were Friday, July 2, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oxford, with Pastor Michael Lee officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mencer Reed Jr., the Rev. William Spencer and the Rev. Leathia Jackson.