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James Jackson
May 22, 1934 to Jan 09, 2015


James “Josh” Jackson, 80, departed this earthly life on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sumter. Born May 22, 1934, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Camble Jackson and Louise Thompson Jackson -Singleton. He was a faithful member of High Hills A. M. E. Church, where he served on the usher board, trustee board and steward board, until his health began to decline. He was very dutiful in his mission in the church. James was always on time and very well known in the community. He was always willing to give a helping hand. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his devoted wife of 51 years, Alma Singleton-Jackson of the home; his daughter, Vernell Singleton-Deas of Alexandria, VA; one son, James Jackson, Jr. of Columbia; two grandchildren, Victoria Bianca Deas and Brandon Osborne; three sisters, Lucille Jackson, Mariah Rivers and Charlotte Jackson of New York; three sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p. m., Friday, January 16, 2015 from the High Hills A. M. E. Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Thomas Habersham, pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Laddie N. Howard, Rev. Ruth Robinson and Rev. Charlie Howard. The family is receiving family and friends at the home, 1295 Fellow Lane, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:30 p. m. The procession will leave the home at 1:00 p. m. Floral bearers will be the Women Missionary Society and Stewardess Board. Pall bearers will be relatives and friends. Burial will be in the High Hills A. M. E. Church Yard Cemetery.
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