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A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind, these are memories he lives behind…
Mr. Walter Roylee Jackson, affectionately called “Peel”, was born in Clover, South Carolina on January 15, 1936, and was the son of the late Walter Roylee Jackson, Sr. and Pearl Adams Jackson. He departed this life on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was a graduate of Unity High School and was a member of Shiloh AME Zion Church, where he served faithfully for many years in various capacities. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Masonic Lodge #37 and the Joseph P. Evans Consistory. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Zarak Dale Jackson and his siblings, David Jackson, Stellie Jackson, Odell Jackson, his twin – Walker Jackson, Henderson Jackson, Lizzie Lee Jackson and Elmer Jackson. He was united in married for over 64 years to his wife, Frances Jackson of the home.
He leaves to cherish and celebrate the memory of his life, his wife, Frances of the home; his children, Walter (Donna) Jackson and Cheryl Ann Jackson, both of California, Kimberlee (Kelvin) Nesbit, Tammy Cauthen, and Shannon White, all of Statesville; his goddaughter, Sharon (Jeffrey) Brown of Statesville; his grandchildren, Michelle Renee Jackson and Angela Crudupt, both of California, Sean Jackson, Kelvin (Candis) Nesbit, Jr., Brittany Jackson, Billy White, III, Damion Jackson, Michael Jackson and Aaliyah Jackson, all of Statesville; his great grandchildren, Alexis Blackwell, Kesean Jackson, and Jaceyon Jackson, all of Statesville; his great great grandchildren, Ayden Blackwell, Sean Blackwell, Kelvin Nesbit, III, Aaliyah Nesbit, and Breylen Blackwell, all of Statesville; special friends, Charles (Brenda) Tenor, Jamie (Gloria) Jackson, Dennis S. Parker, Tiffany Nichols, Albert (Shelia) Gaines, Jeff Cauthen and James Nedine; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, The Shiloh AME Zion Church family, other relatives, neighbors, and friends.
In tears we saw you sinking, and watched you fade away
Our hearts were almost broken, because we wanted you to stay
But when we saw you sleeping, so peacefully and free from pain
How could we wish you back with us to suffer that again.
It breaks our hearts to lose you, but you did not go along
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Shiloh AME Zion Church. Reverend J. Ruth Davis, pastor, will officiate with burial to follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Mr. Jackson will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 12:00 p.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times. Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Jackson at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Walter R. Jackson.