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Leroy Jackson

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Death 12 Apr 2016 (aged 93)
Burial Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 161002974 · View Source
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Leroy Jackson, 93, of Gastonia, NC meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at the Pearly Gates of Heaven on April 12, 2016
Born August 10, 1922 to Benjamin H. and Fannie Shew Jackson, he was one of 7 children - all deceased except sister, Hazeline Jenkins. His family includes many loving nieces and nephews.

His last conscious minutes were spent singing about heaven and
extolling the virtues of His belief in His God. His last statements
were of gratitude for his wife of 70 years, Doris Brown Jackson of Gastonia; daughter Patricia Miller of Bald Head Island, NC; sons - Tony Jackson of Philadelphia, Pa., and Leroy Jr. of Mt. Holly, NC; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Having received a Purple Heart in World War II for service in France and Germany, he truly was a member of The Greatest Generation. A retiree of Charlotte Area Transit after 32 years, he proudly served Hickory Grove Baptist Church of Gastonia as deacon and Sunday School Teacher.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00pm, Friday, April 15, 2016 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Tom Kinman officiating.
Visitation will be 1:00 - 2:45pm, prior to the service.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery with full military rites provided by Gaston County Honor Guard.



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  • Created by: Kevin Haynes
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161002974
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leroy Jackson (10 Aug 1922–12 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161002974, citing Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Haynes (contributor 47893059) .