Francis White “Hawk” Jackson, 79, husband of Emma Mae Yates Jackson, departed his earthly life and went on to take his new residence with the Lord on Monday, May 21, 2012. “Hawk”, as he was affectionately called, was born to the late Tallie Mickens, Sr. and Emma Jane Jackson in Sumter County on August 31, 1932.
He has been a lifelong member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA). Hawk and Little Emma Mae Yates were united in Holy Matrimony on October 15, 1966.
He worked for Korn Industries and retired after many years of service.
He leaves to cherish his memories and remain in our hearts forever: his loving and devoted wife, Emma Mae Jackson of the home; one loving and devoted daughter, Aleathia Davis of Atlanta, GA; four devoted sons, Charles (Loretta) McDuffie, James (Maria) Jackson, Wayne Alexander Jackson and Orlando Javon Jackson, all of Sumter; one sister, Lillie M. Mickens of Maryland; four brothers, Samuel (Inez) Mickens of West Palm Beach, FLA, Hall (Fannie) Mickens of Irvington, NJ, Thomas Mickens of Dalzell and Elijah (Betty) Mickens of Hartsville; one aunt, Lizzie L. Jackson of Sumter; granddaughters, Ebonee Davis, Curtise (Terrance) Simmons, Jamara McDuffie, Janae Jackson; grandsons, Matthew (Tamika) Yates, Rodney (Bridget) Yates, Giovanni Davis, Demetrius Jackson, Orlando Jackson, Jr., Ronilo Tagadtad; twelve great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Charles Canty and Hope M. Davis, the one and only that can take care of my business”, special friend, Shawn Lewis; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends that are deeply grieved by his passing.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ella Mae Canty, and a brother, Tallie Mickens, Jr.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Saturday, May 26, 2012 from the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA), 4620 Queen Chapel Road, Dalzell with the Rev. Dr. Ernest Jackson, officiating, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Samuel Sparks and Rev. Dr. Friendly Gadson.
The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 2420 Stover Lane, Dalzell.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The funeral procession will leave 12:30 p. m. from the home.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be friends of the family.
Burial will be in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.