Mr. John "Ruben" Jackson died Jan. 2. The son of the late Mr. Alonzo Jackson and Mrs. Julia Mae Fisher Jackson Lackey, he was born in 1934 in Walton County. He attended Walton County public schools. A very hard worker, Mr. Jackson was employed by Haverty's Furniture Company for many years and later worked at Macy's as a skilled restorer of furniture until his retirement. Mr. Jackson loved his family and friends alike; they all knew him by his hearty laugh. He always had a story to tell and always came out on top in his stories. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, he will be greatly missed. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by son Mr. Ruben N. Jackson, brother Mr. J.P. Jackson and sister Mrs. Giddie Heard.
Surviving are his loving wife Mrs. Betty Jean Jackson; children Curtis, Velma, Marion, Marjorie "Chelle," Bridgette, Roger, Charlotte and Arlethia (Vette); brothers and sisters Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo (Lois) Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin (Maude) Reid, Ms. Lizer Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Billy (Margaret) Lackey, Ms. Minnie Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Flemmie (Doris) Pitts, Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Marjorie) Duncan; brothers and sisters-in-law Mr. Bobby Mathis, Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Johnnie Mae) Alexander, Ms. Geneva Mathis, Ms. Sarah Norman; aunt Ms. Isabel Jackson; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Harold Miller, the Rev. H.K. Benton, the Rev. Tony Morris, the Rev. Marquette Brooks and Minister Felix Robinson officiating. Interment was in New Covington Cemetery.
The Covington News,
Jan. 7, 2010