Thomas Jefferson Jackson, 62, husband of Theresa Porter Jackson., departed this life peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Tuomey Medical Center, Sumter. Born on December 18, 1950, in Fort Gaines, Georgia, he was the son of Ella Smith and the late William Taff Wallace.
He received his education at Speight High School, Port St. Joe, Florida. At an early age, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He was employed at Shaw Air Force Base as a landscaper. “Tom”, as he was affectionately called, loved to go crabbing and fishing. He will be dearly missed by his family.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife of 32 years, Theresa Porter Jackson; three daughters, Leontyne (Willie) Johnson, Kaneisha Jackson (William Green), Kashondra Jackson; two sons, Keon Jackson, Taborus (Tricia) Jackson; one stepdaughter, Katrina Porter (Harold Billups); his mother, Ella Smith of Ft. Gaines, GA; two brothers, Curtis Smith (Rosie), and Eddie Smith; two sisters, Julia Spann (James), and Merel Walker; one uncle, Andrew; five aunts, Gladys, Pauline, Lillie Mae, Grace and Bernice, all of Fort Gaines, GA; nine grandchildren, Clifford Roberts, Ashariah Singleton, Kamiyah Jackson, William Jackson, Tionna Jefferson, Jamari Jefferson, Trinity Jackson, Kingston Jackson, Alasia Jackson, all of Sumter, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, and two grandchildren, Cornelius and Keyundra Roberts.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Saturday, November 2, 2013 from the New Life Ministries, 530 Old Camden Highway, Dalzell, with Pastor Douglas Dixon, Pastor, Pastor Bill Bennett, eulogist.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of his daughter, Leontyne Johnson, 55 Ideal Circle, Lot 41, Sumter.
The funeral procession will leave from the home of his daughter at 1:20 p. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be friends of the family.
Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery, Sumter.