- 88 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 21, 1921
- Place of birth:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 1, 2010
- Place of passing:
Lansing, Kansas, United States
Dr. G.F. Jackson, Sr., 88, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at his oldest son's home in Lansing, Kansas. Dr. Jackson was born December 21, 1921, raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the 4th child of Dr. John Andrew and Otelia Love Jackson. He graduated from Hackensack High School (NJ), Lincoln University (NJ), and Howard University School of Dentistry (Washington, DC).Dr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 43 years, Natalie West Jackson; their infant son, David Norwood Jackson; his second wife of 11.5 years, Eva Carroll Tonsler Winstead Jackson; Brothers - John A., Ellard N. and Ellwood C. Jackson; Sisters- Kathleen L. Wright Garner and Gloria J. Washington.Surviving are one brother, A.W. Jackson and wife Deanna, of Capitol Heights, MD; daughter, Cecelia K. and husband Danny Jaucian, of Raleigh. NC; son, Dr. G.F. Jackson, Jr. and wife Kathee of Lansing, KS; son, Tim Oliver Jackson of the home place, Lynchburg, VA; daughter, Jill J. and husband Tony Mills, of Roswell, GA; step-daughter, Dr. Carolyn W. Myers of Hilton Head, SC; 18 grandchildren, 15 great grand-children and an extensive family of nieces, nephews.Dr. G.F. was a self-employed dentist in Lynchburg, Virginia, for over 60 years. He was an honorably discharged Army Veteran, a Boy Scout Troop Master, and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Masonic order, the NAACP, the SCLC, and many other Professional organizations. He was a long time member of the National Dental Assoc. and Old Dominion Dental Assoc. He helped continue the legacy with his brother, Dr. E.N. Jackson that their Father, Dr. John A. Jackson started as National Dental Association Secretary/Treasurer.A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in late spring of 2011, at his beloved Farm in Lynchburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, Memorial offerings may be made to “Trees in Memory” from the Arbor Day Foundation at http://www.arborday.org/.Arrangements under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th Street in Kansas City, KS, (913) 334-3366.
"What a fitting tribute to one of our greatest community leaders! Over the hum of drills and the pain of extractions, Dr. Jackson would recite Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - from memory and in Middle English. Thank you, Dr. Jackson."
"WOW I love the new photos uploaded. Someone is doing a GREAT job. What great memories they represent. Thinking of you GF family. We ALL miss the Trailboss, as I KNOW you do too. Thanks for keeping this updated. Love you all!"
"I can not believe it has been a whole year - already!
So much has happened in our family, since then.
All the Best to you, all my cousins! You remain in my thoughts and prayers!
"Greetings to the Jackson Family, especially Ce Ce and George Jr. This is a wonderful way to remember and honor your dad whom we Lynchburgers in the fight for civil rights remember fondly. Hope all is well with you and families. I am on facebook. God bless."
"Gary and I had the pleasure of spending a couple of weeks with Doctor Jackson during our trip to Alaska. We laughed and had so much fun. What a beautiful person with such a big smile!!! Those memories are very special to us. Our hearts are with you during this time.
Robin and Gary Chase"
"The obituary really highlights the life Dr. Jackson lived. A life molded with excellence, education, and action. May we all embrace his character and may his accomplishments continue to encourage everyone to never stop pursuing our dreams.
Marcus Harris -InterContinental Hotels Group"
"I will always remember Uncle Frank's big smile and warm hugs as he let me climb into his camper to join my cousins for whatever journey awaited with absolutely no complaints! His memory will hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts are with all of you, CeCe, Brother, Tim, Jill, and all of my cousins!"
"I always and fondly will remember Dr. George F. Jackson, Sr. He was my first dentist that began working on my teeth before I even started kindergarten. He was a jovial soul that had a big smile and loud laugh. As a timid and fearful patient from my early childhood into my adult years, he would allay my fears by blasting his radio with hillbilly music and smoking his “funky” cigar. He was a gregarious character that never seemed upset about anything except for the de facto segregation and the Jim Crow laws that impacted our way of life in Lynchburg, VA. Unlike many of our Uncle Tom community leaders, he was an ardent supporter of our SCLC and NAACP leaders and stood firm on his beliefs to integrate the schools and other public facilities in segregated Lynchburg. I appreciated his candor and willingness to involve his own family in the civil rights struggle! Both he and his lovely wife, Natalie, were good role models for us. Even in death, may we continue to have a high regard for them and their deeds to improve the quality of our lives in Lynchburg, VA. May their souls be comfortable and rest in the bosom of our Heavenly Father"
"Drew & Frankie - what a wonderful website honoring your Grandfather! He is forever smiling at all of your accomplishments!! Keep up the good work.
"Nancy, and I want to offer our deepest condolences, and we want you to know your family are in our prayers.
Michael and Nancy Mancini"
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