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Walter James Jackson
April 19, 1954 ~ June 27, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Walter James Jackson was born April 19, 1954 to the late Annie Ruth Balkcom Jackson & George Jackson, Sr.
He received his education in the public school system of Quitman County. At an early age, he became a member of St. James A.M.E. Church of Georgetown, Georgia. After relocating to Eufaula, he attended Thankful Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon.
Following the footsteps of his beloved grandfather, Johnnie L. Balkcom, James enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1973. He also became a member of Cross Road Masonic Lodge #190 and later served in the capacity of Worthy Patron. He served as Assistant District Deputy under District Deputy Neal Lewis and Association Patron for the Pride of Georgetown #481 O.E.S. of Georgetown, GA. He also held membership with Royal Arch Rising Sun Chapter #14 of Cuthbert, GA and Albany Consistory #176 of Albany, GA. Between the years of 1976 and 1977, James was stationed in both Germany and Korea and served for 16 years. He was an avid boxer during his time in the military.
After returning home from the military, James obtained certifications in Automotive Technology in 1988 and Autobody & Fender Repair in 1990 from Sparks Technical College (now Wallace Community College). He was employed with Columbus Mills for a period of time. After 20 years of dedicated service to the City of Eufaula, James “professionally retired”, as only he could say.
James dedicated a lot of time to his family and friends, especially his children and grandchildren. In your time of need, he was a comforting presence. He was known as being a father figure to his nieces and nephews and a man of grace. He touched the lives of many and will truly be missed.
On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, James transitioned at his residence in Eufaula, Alabama. In addition to his parents, James is predeceased by an infant daughter, Gladice Hoffman, a grandson, Jaquavious Peterson; five siblings, Deloris J. Wynn, George Jackson, Jr., Jasper Jackson, Willie Jackson, and Annie D. Jackson; a niece, Raquel Jackson, and a nephew, Eddie Will McFolley.
Those left to cherish his memories include: a son, John Peterson (Belinda Ivey) of Georgetown, GA; a daughter, Monique Jackson of Eufaula, AL; eight grandchildren, Nigeria, John’Keria, Jamillia, Quenton, Trinity, Beyleigh, Alsydes, & Bryce; five great grandchildren, Teyann, JaKaiden, Ariana, Ajia, & Knoria; sister, Rosie Jackson of Eufaula, AL; a brother, Johnny Jackson of Apopka, FL; a sister-in -law, Frankie Jackson of Fort Gaines, GA; nieces and nephews; Shirley, George (Angela), Sharon, John, Walter (Linda), Steven, Loran (Pamela), Kimberly, Nanita, Tera (Anthony), Gabrielle, & Gregory (Regina); a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, and several sympathizing friends.