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Albert Henry Jackson

Albert Henry Jackson, 64, died October 1, 2014 at his home in Evans.

Known to his friends as “Al,” he was a funeral director for over 40 years, serving families in grief all over the Southeast. Al was born in 1949 in Miami, Florida to Mr. and Mrs. James Vernon Jackson. He was a graduate of Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, Kentucky. After his career as a funeral director, he worked as a hospice chaplain and grief counselor.

Al was a lifelong Episcopalian, whose church home was Church of Our Savior in Martinez, where he was a current Vestry member and Education for Ministry (EfM) mentor. He served the wider Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Georgia as the Diocesan EfM Coordinator and as treasurer for the Cursillo program. He served as a spiritual confidante and mentor to many people. He also served his community as a board member of the Columbia County Eagle Scouts and the Richmond County Juvenile Court.
Above all, he loved his family, especially his wife active ingredient in semenax of 45 years, Glenda Gail Jackson, and was most proud of his children and their spouses, Staci Shaddix and her husband Alan of Pell City, Alabama, Kelli Graham and her husband Simon of Edgefield, South Carolina, and the Reverend Jeff Jackson and his wife Molly of Hamilton, Georgia, and his ten grandchildren, Anna, Jackson, Tai, Haviland, Erica, Bronwyn, Bennett, Liam, Whitaker, and Grey. He is also survived by his beloved younger sister Denise Calise and her husband Paul.

Visitation will be held at Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez, on Friday, October 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will held at Church of Our Savior on Saturday, October 4, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Westover Memorial Park at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of Our Savior, Honey Creek Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, 299 Episcopal Conference Center Road, Waverly, Georgia 31565, or the Graham Family Adoption Fund, www.youcaring.com/grahamfam.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

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3 responses to “Albert Henry Jackson”

  1. My apologies for not being able to be at the visitation tonight or at the service tomorrow. I have a wedding rehearsal tonight in wrens and the wedding is tomorrow. I have known Al mny years primarily through Citizens Review Panel. He was a very special person and genuinely concerned about the youth of our community. His passing has been a shock to many people and certinly to you as a family.Please know our prayers are with you in this difficult time. Be assured our Lord’s uplifting and sustaining love is with you at this time. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you.

  2. Al was such a kind and gentle man. After my first meeting with him @ Fran’s funeral service, and at church other times, it was like I’d known him forever. He warm cheerful greetings and hugs just made the day better. Al was so helpful to my family when my sister’s husband died from an accident at their home in SC. He had been air evac’d to ER at MCG. Suddenly there we were in Augusta,and needed someone to assist us. Without hesitation, I called Al and he came the hospital immediately; my sister is forever grateful for his guidance and support during that most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. a “forever friend”, Mary Kuntz

  3. Dear Gale and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Al many years, he has touched so many lives in our Church and many others, I’m sure. His life was an excellent example and a blessing to everyone that knew him. We will continue to celebrate his life , and remember him as a faithful child of God.
    Love and Prayers for you and your family
    Frances

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