Herman Jackson was born April 3, 1932 to the parentage of the late Annie Will Bennett Jackson and the late Bennie Jackson, in Fort Gaines, GA.
At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and became a member of the New Hope A.M.E. Church family.
He received his public education in the Clay County School System.
After the death of his mother at a very young age, he was raised by Rossie and Joe King, and Ossie and Asbury Thornton.
Affectionately known as “Bud”, he was the youngest child born that the union.
He was employed with Dixie Vernon Mills, a Maintenance and Lawn Contractor for Marvin Tillis for over 25 years, and the City of Fort Gaines until his retirement. He took pride in keeping the cemeteries clean and personally committed himself to the up-keep of many lots for various families.
In January of 1958, he was united in Holy Matrimony to his wife, the late Julia Allen Jackson.
He was preceded in death by six sisters; Vernice Jackson, Estella Tucker, Mildred Jackson, and Willie Mae Jackson, and Pearl and Maude Gooseman; and two brothers, Tom Walker and Bennie Jackson, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, five children, Brenda Hardamon and Herman Jackson, Jr. of Fort Gaines, Ga., Annie (Prentis) Campbell of Jacksonville, NC, Yvonne ( James) Moore of Montgomery, AL, and Alloyd Graham of Abbeville, AL; nine grandchildren, Laquitta, Jamaal, Ryan, Prentis, Jr., Sophelia, Jeramie, Jeremy, Courtney, and Corey; 19 great grandchildren; and 1 great, great grandchild; one sister, Eva Canty of Newark, NJ; two sisters-in-law, Earlene Edge of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and Ila Allen of Dothan, AL; two brothers-in-law, Bobby (Ruby) Allen of Mobile, AL, and Raymond Allen of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and other relatives and loving friends.
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