Moses Ray Jackson, 90, husband of Rhodie Haynesworth Jackson, entered eternal rest on Friday, May 1, 2009, at Hopewell Health Center, Sumter.Born in Sumter County on October 15, 1918, he was the son of the late Shepherd Jackson, Sr., and Maggie White Jackson, and step-son of the late Pansy Moody Jackson.
He received his formal education in the public schools of Sumter County. He was employed by Shaw Air Force Base for several years; Streeters Moving Storage, and Marion Burnside Motors, where he retired after 18 years of dedicated service. He was an A-1 auto mechanic. He enjoyed talking to young people and encouraging them to strive for good things. He loved going fishing, hunting, gardening, traveling, and telling stories of long ago to family and friends.
Moses was united in Holy Matrimony to Rhodie Haynesworth Jackson in November 1944. To this loving union, six children were born.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his loving wife; five daughters, Susie A. Dyson, and Mary J. Jackson, both of Sumter, Sandy L. Linton of Brooklyn, N. Y., Gwendolyn L. (Markus) Wiggins and Rosa Robinson of Sumter; three sons, Moses Bobby (Wanda) Jackson of Timmonsville, Ronnie A. (Earnestine Perkins) Jackson of Sumter, Joseph (Fannie) Murray of Dalzell; two sisters, Mary Woods (Herbert) Johnson of Oswego, and Ida (Charles) Gaillard of Sumter; three brothers, Willie F. (Harryett) Jackson of Sylacauga, ALA, James Arthur (Henrietta) Jackson of Philadelphia, PA, and Olin D. (Rosa) Jackson of Augusta, GA; twenty three grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Estelle China, Fannie Jackson, and Irene Jackson; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, George, Shepherd Jr., Sidney, Moise and Warren Jackson, and one sister, Brazela Wells.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009 from The Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA), 4620 Queen Chapel Road, Dalzell, with Reverend Dr. Ernest Jackson, stated supply pastor, eulogist, Elder Sharon McCoy, Clerk, assisted by Elder Paul Jackson and Elder Dorothy Jackson
The family will receive friends at the family home 2270 October Circle, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at Noon.
The funeral procession will leave from the family home at 12:30 p. m.
Floral bearers will be nieces.
Pall bearers will be nephews and Friends of the Family.
Burial will be in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.