Jackson Atanga  ordained pastor barely one year today
  • 48 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 19, 1966
  • Date of passing: Jul 12, 2014
Let the memory of JACKSON be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, JACKSON ATANGA, 48, born on June 19, 1966 and passed away on July 12, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Condolence Visits:  11009 Bennington Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD,  20774 ( Monday thru Thursday from 6.00pm;  Friday and Saturday from 4.0pm, Sunday from 3.00pm).
Financial Contribution: ( send an email to didianv@hotmail.com as soon as you make your contribution,  that way we can keep tract of and properly acknowledge your contributions)
                  Bank Name:          WELLSFARGO BANK
                 Account Name:     Jackson Atanga Funeral Fund
                 Account Number: 2096038274
                 Routing #:             055003201

Funeral program:      
         August 1, 2014:                
              7.pm - 1.0am  : Evening Service/Viewing
                                         Address: Evangel Cathedral.                                                                                     13901 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD,
         August 2, 2014:                  
               9.am - 12.30 pm: Morning Service/Viewing ( Evangel  Catheral)     
              12.30 noon: Procession to Cemetary
                                 Address:  8000 Woodyard Road Clinton, MD, 20735    
              7.00 pm - 3.00am
: Celebration of Life/Refreshments:                                                                        Address: Loftballroom              
                                                9375 Washington Blvd, Laurel, MD,  20723

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lionel Ndasi on 15th July 2016

"Grand frere you will always be in our minds. May you rest well till we meet someday! RIP!"

This tribute was added by Aurelie Martin on 22nd June 2016

"Pastor J,

You will always be on my mind.  I remember two years ago, after wishing you happy birthday and we talked about your birthday dinner, the next day you could not talk to anyone anymore. The Lord is still giving us strength to carry on."

This tribute was added by andy T on 12th July 2015

"We cannot for one moment believe that it is already a year since you transitioned. The wound is still very fresh, but we believe that you are happy where you are and looking over us from day to day. Ma Esther cannot forget the good times and thinks of you and prays for you. What else can we mortals say other than to thank the almighty for the short time you had with us. May your journey be made easy until we meet again."

This tribute was added by AKERE ANYANGWE on 19th June 2015

"We the Pemexans of WMA, and Pemexa USA, were privileged to dedicate a respectable minute of silence for you, our founding father during our recent past Pemexan convention at the Hilton Hotel here in Gaithersburg, Maryland between June 5-7, 2015. This was a convention dedicated to your honor.

Akere for Pemexa"

This tribute was added by DeGaulle Cabinda on 19th June 2015

"Wow, I can't believe it been a year now.

Pastor Jackson, you practically changed my life. You ignited a fire in me for the Lord and I can proudly say today for your legacy that the fire just keep burning in me. I know it is taking me somewhere, I may not know where, but I am convinced it is really big.

I used to assist Pastor Jackson in the discipleship classes. He had asked me to consider taking the responsibility of teaching the class and he assured me that that he was going to be there to support me until I felt comfortable. I kept postponing and never got back to him.

Pastor Jackson, I am happy to report that I am teaching that class as you had recommended. I do not procrastinate when it comes to the things of God now. That is a lesson that I learnt through this experience.

Thank you Pastor Jackson, for lifting the veil from my eyes."

This tribute was added by Doris Atanga on 7th August 2014

"Wow! I can only say, “It is well”. I would never have imagined that these were our last moments: we went jogging, played tennis, and as usual you patiently sat in the car while l spent all the time in the store shopping, we cleaned the house, you cut the grass and even cut the neighbors’, we took you out for dinner for your birthday. The following morning 6am you woke up your prayer team, you led prayers and l even begged you to make it less than an hour so we could prepare for church; I didn’t give you a hug when l was leaving for rehearsal. You waved at me with your headset on preparing your message. If l had a clue you will even end up in the hospital I would have given you a hug and reminded you how much l love you. What would have happened to me if l didn’t have God in my life? I would have sink in depression and followed you and left the kids to fend for themselves.

I prayed, exercised all the faith l had those three weeks you were in the hospital thinking you will get well and come back home. God gave me peace in the midst of the storm when I did not know what the hospital would call and say. It was a very hard road to travel. I will never wish any woman who does not know God and does not have the support of a believing church to go through this kind of experience. It is very hard, but God gives heavenly peace those you depend on him.

I have stopped weeping for you because l know for sure where you are. You gave your all to God. I heard you cry and pray for your close friends and your family to know the Lord. Their salvation is something you presented before God daily. You served God and you finished your race. Like Jesus told the women who wept to weep for themselves. I weep for myself. I also want to make it to eternity. I want to see you again. I want to meet you and tell you what l did with your legacy and how l allowed God to use me. The bible says that the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. I will continue even if l breakdown sometimes because l miss you.

I now have to live as a single mother and check the box that says ‘widow’ every time I fill out such forms. This is all to the glory of God. Life continues. Just as you grew without your mother from age 7; God sent people, mothers, and fathers to love you and raise you. God will do the same for our kids. God has them. God is with us. God will be dad, covering and provider for us until we meet again. I will always love you."

This tribute was added by sophie wakuna on 7th August 2014

"To the entire Atanga's family:
May the good Lord grant you all the courage and strength you need to go through such loss and grief.
A human life is a story told by God and to live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
While you are mourning this loss, keep trusting in God.
Amama my dear friend, pls take heart and be strong.

This tribute was added by justine njafuh on 6th August 2014

"My dear Pastor Jack,

I remember the last day we spoke on 6/21/14. Wow! We had a SPA date set for the following Saturday, 6/28/14. I was deeply saddened on 6/22/14 when the incident which led to your passing away occurred. I always believe that with FAITH and PRAYERS, we can move mountains.  Pastor Jack, we prayed, we fasted and just believed that you were going to get well and return to us. You passed on to Glory with our Lord Jesus Christ.  God always has the final say in every situation in this life.  In your situation, God made the best decision.  Glory on to His Name.

Your voice still echoes in my ears advising all Christians to change as we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior and to live life in abundance in Jesus.  I will always remember our favorite verse in the Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:17-“If anyone is in Christ, She/he is a new creation. The old is gone, the new has come.”   Pastor J, you encouraged us every day to fill up all the job vacancies in the house of God.  You told us that we should all be involved in the vision of BDI, reaching seven thousand families.

You always advised me that in the house of God, no one should be a spectator or a stranger.  Simply find where you fit in and fit yourself in so that we can build God’s Kingdom together as his children.  Pastor J, we spoke with each other almost every day.  This became a habit until some days I would mistakenly dial your number while trying to reach another church member.  Pastor Jack, I miss you a lot especially your gentle talking, your smile and encouraging words of wisdom. You were so determined for the things of the kingdom. I can and will live by your example.  Pastor J, we love you so much but God loves you more.
Pastor J, rest in absolute peace until we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by RICHARD TAJUH on 4th August 2014

"Losing a loved one unexpectedly is especially troubling. And let us not blame someone why he had to go. Everything happens for a good and better reason. Let’s be optimistic enough to have the faith, courage and hope to stand up and rise again. With this experience I guess, it will mold all of us into better persons.   In life, we win, we lose; we fail; we succeed; we rise, we fall; we laugh; we cry; we live; we die. It takes much soul searching to accept it when death comes totally unexpectedly.
May the good Lord grant you Eternal Rest.

This tribute was added by Amisa Asima on 4th August 2014

"May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Go well brother! R.I.P.

This tribute was added by Cynthia Njafuh on 3rd August 2014

"Pastor Jackson Atanga’s Going Away Journey

Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit are jubilant as they receive a man whose life was well spent on Earth.
Alarming, saddened, confused, and astonished, we your loved ones are about your premature death.
Cheerful man of God you were, as you emulated Christ through the "New Member" class teachings.
Kindhearted man, who served God at Better Days International through his preachings,
Singing and shouting praises to the Lord, the angels and Jesus Christ are, as you entered heaven.
On July 12th, Jesus Christ and God received you with open arms; this was a given!
Nobody should question God's decision to call you into his bosom.

Funny jokes that made us laugh, were one of the ways you used to connect with us at Better Days International.
Our Pastor Jackson Fonocho Atanga was very sensational.
Nurturing and amazing father he was to his biological children, as well as to his other children of Better Days International.
Observing and noticing your relationship with your brother ,Wilfred Atanga, thought me the lesson that sibling bond is exceptional.
Caring and warm-hearted you were to your wife and that gave me the desire to wish for my own special "pastor husband".
Humble and of a gentle disposition you were because you never bragged about lending a helping hand.
Oh Lord! We will miss you! We can never forget your lessons and sermons.

Appealing to God to give you more years on Earth, we your love ones presented him summons.
Thanking God for your life we are, although our expectations were not met.
Agreeably we can say that you left an impression we can never forget!
Noble man of God, rising bishop, friend of prestigious pastors, we shall see you in paradise!
Genuinely let us not ask what did he gain, but let us ask what did he sacrifice.
And finally, let us not dwell on how Pastor Jackson died but let us be consoled with the bible verse of Ecclesiastes 3:2 which says, "Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. He sets the time for birth and the time for death, the time for planting and the time for pulling up.” Pastor Jackson Atanga may your soul rest in perfect peace.

With love,
your daughter Cynthia Njafuh"

This tribute was added by Aurelie Martin on 2nd August 2014

"Pastor Daddy Jack, I have lit a candle for you. Who could have thought it would happen this way? Unbelievable the way you just left. All I can picture is how you did your last young converts class, dance through your last praise and worship and made your last but usual announcement 'In Better Days your days only get better". From that pulpit, you never went home again. That was it, you disappeared like Elija. Thank you for everything and for calling me a few hours to your departure. I will miss you but I thank God we spent the best of moments and for the privilege of being pampered and mentored by you. Adieu! humble servant of God. Your wife sang "We have Won" You indeed have won, BRAVO!!!"

This tribute was added by ernest chrappah on 2nd August 2014

"Leaving your service today I am saddened that you are not able to see or hear the incredible impact you've made on many.

In our thoughts , in our words, in what we will do, you will forever be a shinning example for others to aspire.

I will more than miss you. Work @ CFSA brought us together, originating from the motherland gave us a common purpose, and until we meet again thank you for the incredible moments and mutual success.


This tribute was added by Fred Tah on 2nd August 2014

"Jackson knew we appeared on Earth as separate beings with diverse destinies; but as each separate raindrop is a part of the sea, so are we each a part of the Ocean of Awareness, the Body of God.
Jackson found love and inner peace deep within the highest truth that we are all one Family. He was a true family man before and after becoming his late Father’s successor.
He left behind the baggage of fear, envy and resentment; flew aloft on wings of understanding, to enter the boundless land of compassion. He was kind to everyone he met whether family or not, young or old, rich or poor.
Jackson knew integrity meant living and acting in alignment with spiritual laws and with his highest vision, despite impulses to the contrary. From the heart of integrity, he recognized, accepted and expressed his authentic interior reality, inspiring others not with words but by his action.
Jackson was a brother any soul on earth will love to have and we were blessed. It’s painful to think you are gone so soon and so young but we have gained so much from you. Salute your Mum and Dad of blessed memory. Peace my brother."

This tribute was added by pachomius njolai on 1st August 2014

"“Pacome I don’t yell at you because I hate you but rather because you are the oldest,you have to lead and show shakeen,banyong,koffi,Jason and the others,you are their older brother,they have to see the example from you because much is expected from you.”That is what my father would always tell me when something wasn’t rightly done at home.I haven’t had someone I could call a dad but uncle Jackson was my father but most of all he was my role model.Seeing that he is gone today makes me feel so sad.i have cried and mourned,but today when I think of him I say with Pride.‘He fought the good fight till the end’.I am proud to call him my father for with certainty I say there is no man like him in the family.I could right stories and the wonderfull things my father has done but it will not be necessary for we all know the kind of a man he was.So,this is what I am assuring him”Daddy I promise to look over my younger ones and continue to show them the light as you did me.i will serve as a model for my younger ones so they will become charismatic,devoted,accomplished,fatherly and most of all Godfearing like you were.”Thank you for being such a blessing to the lives of many.Rest in Perfect Peace father
Your son

This tribute was added by pachomius njolai on 1st August 2014

"“Pacome I don’t yell at you because I hate you but rather because you are the oldest,you have to lead and show shakeen,banyong,koffi,Jason and the others,you are their older brother,they have to see the example from you because much is expected from you.”That is what my father would always tell me when something wasn’t rightly done at home.I haven’t had someone I could call a dad but uncle Jackson was my father but most of all he was my role model.Seeing that he is gone today makes me feel so sad.i have cried and mourned,but today when I think of him I say with Pride.‘He fought the good fight till the end’.I am proud to call him my father for with certainty I say there is no man like him in the family.I could right stories and the wonderfull things my father has done but it will not be necessary for we all know the kind of a man he was.So,this is what I am assuring him”Daddy I promise to look over my younger ones and continue to show them the light as you did me.i will serve as a model for my younger ones so they will become charismatic,devoted,accomplished,fatherly and most of all Godfearing like you were.”Thank you for being such a blessing to the lives of many.Rest in Perfect Peace father
Your son

This tribute was added by Dorine Takusi on 1st August 2014

"My dear big brother, you will be deeply missed..."

This tribute was added by Kate Atabong Ndi on 1st August 2014

"Jackson I will forever hold those fun memories of you as we grew up in our lovely neighborhood in Gardens Limbe. It was shocking to learn of your passing but we know our Father in Heaven planned it all. As you make your final journey to meet the Lord, all we have is prayers.  May Your Soul find Eternal Peace and Rest. Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Richard G. Mbakop on 1st August 2014

"It is a great loss for the family, the Christian community and our community at large. You departed while doing what our GOD called you to do and I believe you are with our LORD. You will be tremendously missed as you left us so early with forever unanswered questions. May our LORD strengthen the family. Rest in PEACE."

This tribute was added by Eni Nkemta on 1st August 2014

"Weh, Uncle Jackson, your leaving us all truly reminds me of how fickle life is. Most importantly, it reminds me and hopefully all of us to always remember to check in on each other. I apologize for not doing that well enough. You were always so soft-spoken and such a warm uncle. The Banyong Fonyam Family and Nkemta family mourn your loss as well. May the good Lord keep you safe in his bossom and then turn around and console aunty Doris, your lovely children and all the other truly close family and friends you left behind. We all loved you but God loved you more. Rest in Peace uncle Jackson Atanga."

This tribute was added by Mirabelle Asangong on 1st August 2014

"Brother Jack, I am so filled with anger! Everytime we met you always inquired about me and my home, you always had a word of advice and we always discussed religion and God. Today I realise just how selfish I was and how I took some things for granted. I pray you are happier were you are. May the Lord embrace you as you did many here on earth."

This tribute was added by Samuel Chia on 1st August 2014

"know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
‘Cause, Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
And gathered round your family to grieve
Wish I could see the angels’ faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

Go rest high on that mountain
‘Cause, Son, your work on earth is done
Go to Heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son"

This tribute was added by DeGaulle Cabinda on 31st July 2014

"I am honored to have been impacted by you and to have had you as my pastor.  Ephesians 4:4-12 says, And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.
I am thankful to our God that you fit that description. By this, I know that it was God who led you to Better Days International and it is God who kept you there.
On Sundays during the announcements you fondly say “if you are here in Better Days International, then your days are already better.

One of your favorite verse was: Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit saith unto the churches;….

I have so many memories and lovely moments with you but a few stand out:

I remember when I just came to BDI, in one of my interactions with you; I asked whether there was a way that I could read and understand the word? Then during the Christmas of that year, I received a gift from the Atanga family. It was a book titled: Adventuring through the Bible by Ray Stedman. Inside the cover of the book was written “Merry Christmas! May the light of Christ be all over you as you enter into the 3rd prophetic year with the word of God? This is so true of Pastor Jackson: always listening and figuring out how he could be of help leading anyone to the Lord. I had no idea then how strong that light of Christ will hit me

During the preparation for Foundation classes, I assisted you in putting it together, you had asked me to take over the responsibility of teaching the foundation class, so that you can tackle other activities in other ministries; I resisted but you forged ahead teaching the foundation classes. I guess now I get the message.

You also gave me some Bible verses to be meditating on:
There were seven areas and in each area you recommended three verses. It is now dawning on me that there was a message in these recommendations.  It is very clear to me that these numbers 7 and 3 biblically means something. I am praying for the message to be revealed to me.

The areas were:

1.  Prayer

Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray without ceasing.

Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].

2.  Appreciation

Psalms 37:23 - The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way

1 Thessalonians 1:3 - Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.

1 Corinthians 2:9 - But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

3.   Hope

Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

4.  Forgiveness

Mark 11:25 - And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

5.  Healing

Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God

Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 53:5 - But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6.  Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

7.  Strength

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 20:4 - For the LORD your God [is] he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

Thank you, Pastor for allowing the Lord to use you to do great things before going to meet him. We love you and I pledge to keep the flame you ignited in me burning and to keep your legacy.

DeGaulle Cabinda MD"

This tribute was added by vincent azong on 30th July 2014

"Is not good the way you left us. I love you and for ever miss you but God loves you more. So I'm going to lay your head on your saviours breast  
And you Doris my darling sister and the family, be of Good cheer is a misery that only God has the answers to the many questions that we may have. He is in a glorious place I saw him there so weep not but celebrate his life. Remain Bless."

This tribute was added by Cylvia Tebit on 30th July 2014

"Jackson Fonocho Atanga, PEACE MAKER, RIP. You are seated at the Right hand of God the Father Almighty.AMEN! AMEN! AND AMEN!"

This tribute was added by Lisa Edelen on 30th July 2014

"May God be with you and your family Mrs. Atanga. Jackson will be truly missed. Jackson was a great loving and caring person.  CFSA has lost a great person and man of God."

This tribute was added by Derek Stewart on 30th July 2014

"God's peace be with you Mrs. Atanga and family of our dear beloved friend and colleague Jackson Atanga. My many fond memories of Jackson left me speechless at his passing. He was indeed a good friend whose presence is dearly missed here at CFSA."

This tribute was added by Ayuk Parker on 30th July 2014

"Our beloved Doris, Since we heard of your husband's illness and eventual passing to eternity, we your coworkers at Metro Homes have had heavy hearts as we experience this vacuum at work.  We have prayed and continue to pray for God's spirit to guide you at this inexplicable moment of your life.   It all came like  a dream but when reality really sets in, always count on the Almighty, family and friends.  We pray that as each day breaks, you will gather strength to face the next day with the Lord being by you every step of the way.  Remember as R.E.M. sings in his song, 'Everybody hurts", just know that if you think you have had too much of this life.....Hold on....Hold on and always look up to the Almighty for that strength to really hold on.  Above all, Jackson is in a better place as we all know.  Yes, he went too soon but be reminded that we do not question why it happened.  The village he left behind will rally around you and the children to make it happen, in Jesus' name.  May Jackson rest in absolute peace with his maker.

God will always BLESS you and the children.

Ayuk Parker"

This tribute was added by josephine atanga on 29th July 2014

"Daddy Jackson you have always been a man of peace and one who was always caring.  You were selfless and wanted good for everyone. Remembering your nephews name "JASON" came from you. You took Jason, Kofi and Tebeng like your biological children. One could never tell the how many kids you had. The kids always wanted to go to uncle's house to spend the weekend and the holidays. They  were always looking forward coming home to be with you . You will always  be missed. I have grown to know you as a man of your words, caring, dedicated and above all serving God with passion. I saw you grow from glory to glory in your walk with God. Rest in peace .  This one thing i know you are resting with the Lord. Let your legacy continue. Will always miss you. Shalom and adieu"

This tribute was added by vivian mbah on 28th July 2014

"I am yet to believe that you are no more.  You and I met at a cook-out last month in Silver Spring. We had a conversation, joked and laughed together as we always do when we meet.  Little did I know that, it would be my last conversation with you.  You will be dearly missed.  May you rest in peace and my condolence to Doris, Wilfred, Elise, Estella and the rest of the family.  We are comforted by the fact that you are in a better place.  Rest in peace my dear brother."

This tribute was added by Charmaine Lydon-Betjemann on 28th July 2014

"Dear Jackson Atanga family, church members, co-workers, and friends,  the loss is felt keenly.      Words can not express what I wish to say.   A spiritual hug and a whispered prayer for comforting  during these difficult days ahead is sent your way.    

You always had a gentle smile for me as we passed each other in the hallway at CFSA.    You were quite the go-to guy whenever I had PC issues.   If you couldnt do it,  you made sure that I had assistance.  

When I heard of your passing,  I couldnt believe it.   I thought of your family;  your wife, kids, and extended family members who will miss their beloved husband. chereished father, and loved family member.    

As I was reading through the condolence notes left by others   I began to see the big impact that you, Jackson, made on others.   We may not feel but can see the rippling effect like a pebble being dropped in a still pool of water.

Prayers are with you during this difficult time.   May God be with you all."

This tribute was added by Thon Moses on 28th July 2014

"Maya Angelou once said, “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again”. Big “Brutha” Jackson, I can’t believe you will NEVER stop in my office (OYE) again! My heart goes out to your family and loved ones.Romans 8:28 —And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. I AM SPEECHLESS!  REST IN PEACE BIG BROTHER JACKSON. I will truly missed our African’s peps talk!"

This tribute was added by Regina Burger on 28th July 2014

"To the Jackson Atanga family: No words can express the pain you must go through at this time. Only the Lord and time can help during this time. I am still in disbelief that Jackson is gone and will miss so much. He was one of the kindest and nicest person I ever met and always helped me out with any computer issues. Will miss you Jackson"

This tribute was added by Ella Roberson on 28th July 2014

"JACKSON…aka “Trouble”, that’s what we call one-another each time we was each other.  Hey Trouble, how you doing today?  Funny, we were schedule to be in a meeting on Wednesday, you said you knew nothing about and told me you were too busy.  You often told me “I’m only one person, with thousands of things to do,” and I would ask, “What can I do to help.”  Lord, knows I will truly miss you.  I remember like yesterday, but it was actually about two years ago, you came in my office, put a CD down on my desk and said give me $10.00.  It was a CD your wife had recorded. It has been inspirational to me, but I never had a chance to tell you so.  Trouble, thanks for helping me whenever I asked. Thanks for your gentle sprit and Thanks for listening to me during my troubled times.  You were appreciated for all you’ve done.  God’s blessing on your family during this time.  Ephesians 3:19"

This tribute was added by Jarington Bazemore on 28th July 2014

"The many times Jackson interacted with the Fleet Officers of The Child and Family Services Agency.  We shared a myriad of joyous times through laughter, casual conversation, sports and so forth.  It is with heavy hearts we The Fleet Officers, Eugene Alexander, Darnell Mack, Jonathan Epps, Jeffrey Hall and myself, send our condolences and comfort to the Atanga Family.  Jackson, you've left your legacy your foot prints in the lives of so many people through your genuine spirit.  You will be missed!  May Your Soul R.I.P. eternally!  

Your Child and Family Services Agency Fleet Family!"

This tribute was added by robert stona on 28th July 2014

"Mr. Atanga or Jackson as I always called him. He was a great guy, a wonderful human being and a great friend. I was very stressed when I heard the news of his passing. I know he is in a better place and hanging with the angels. You will be missed my friend. May you rest in Peace, and to the family; May God comfort you all and give you strength to get through this sad time. Joy comes in the morning."

This tribute was added by Ora Graham on 28th July 2014

"Jackson, when I heard the news about you being sick and then your homegoing, I am completely speechless. We were co-workers at Child and Family Services Agency . You made sure that the Mayor's Services Liaison Office always had what was needed. You will be miss. God continue to be with your family at this  time of loss. God always knows best and God will always have the final say."

This tribute was added by Manga Tebit on 27th July 2014

"Mr. Jackson,.....We had so many plans. The earliest was that we meet on July 4th this year and spend some quality family time together as we did last year! But God surely had better plans for you. It is hard for me to believe you are gone especially so young. I take strength from the memories of all the good teachable times we had growing up! There is no one in the family who can bring people together as you did. You made our world much better before your departure. We will miss you Jack! Adieu! R.I.P"."

This tribute was added by Sepherine Ndasi on 27th July 2014

"To the entire Atanga's family...may the good Lord by His grace, grant you all the strength needed to go through this loss!!"

This tribute was added by Sepherine Ndasi on 27th July 2014

"Brother Jackson....i really lack words to express my feelings and yet i can't stop crying each time my mind flashes on you. When you laid sick in hospital we prayed for your recovery, but the Lord Almighty had decided which path his servant was to follow. We wanted you alive, but the ways of our Lord and God are different from our ways and we can't question the decisions of our Almighty because its final. You will be sorely missed!! Safe journey as you join the Angels up there to watch over us down here. Adieu brother...it is well with your soul in Jesus Name...Amen!!!"

This tribute was added by Jackie Batcha-Anyu on 27th July 2014

"....still searching for words and answers...Bro,REST IN ETERNAL PEACE!!!"

This tribute was added by chris asangong on 27th July 2014

"I'm still in shock , can't believe he is gone .may u r soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Georgiana Koko on 27th July 2014

"It was with great sadness that Elise called to say Jackson had collapsed in church.  We rushed to the hospital and upon seeing Jackson, I knew his condition was critical.  My heart bleeds for Elise.  I met with Jackson once at Estella's house but from when I met Elise, the  name Jackson was always on her lips.  I don't know how she is going  live without her Jackson.  My heart also bleeds for Doris, the wife.  Except you have been there, you cannot understand her pain.  I was there before.  Doris, in my case, I believed in Psalms 68 especially verse 5 and TIME did the rest of the work.  May the soul of Jackson rest in peace.  Accept my heartfelt condolences."

This tribute was added by Kumli Anye on 26th July 2014

"I still cannot get myself to believe  you left us. Only God knows why, rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Ruby Quartey-Taylor on 26th July 2014

"To the family........
The CFSA family of Jackson mourns with you in his passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was loved and respected by all and we will miss him much. May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Edith Tengen on 25th July 2014

"DJ you will forever be missed. I will greatly miss those words of wisdom from Big Bro. There is a time to be born and a time to die i guess ............ can not complete this.May your soul rest in perfect peace ."

This tribute was added by Vicki D Moore on 25th July 2014

"JACKSON was such a great person; he will live on in our memories forever. R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Esona Fomuso on 24th July 2014

"Oh DJ,
There is a reason why everyone called you Daddy! You carried that aura with you everywhere you went and in everything you did. Thank you for being you and for leaving us with the mark that you did. Every time spent in your company and all your wise words will be forever cherished. PWMA misses you. Rest In Peace. I know you will because I know you rest with the Lord. Ma Do, may God comfort you and the kids. Amen"

This tribute was added by simon atanga on 24th July 2014

"As i was visiting my page on Facebook i saw the photo of this young and handsome man and i quickly recognised it was the photo of my brother Jackson. As i read the messages posted below i realised that Jackson is gone. I did not believe the story but i called home to my wife who later confirmed the story i read. Dead how cruel you are?
I once said to myself that this is a misfortune in the family but when i go down to his life and achievements i saw that Jackson has left behind a legacy for us to folllow. We love him with all our hearts but God loves him most. Let us stay focus and copy from his good examples rather than asking questions. Jacko were ever you are may your soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Sangbong Ndumu on 24th July 2014

"To the Atanga family. No words can describe what the passing to greater heights of Jackson means to us all. At this terrible time we pray that you all stay strong knowing that only the best are called first. The maker must be pleased to have the best closest to him."

This tribute was added by Saaghe Fogwe on 24th July 2014

"Big bro Jackson you will be missed. Such a dedicated Pemexan. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Your Kids
will be taken care of. May your gentle soul RIP forever Amen."

This tribute was added by Betty Blakely on 24th July 2014

"After reading this story I am compelled to write that the true God understands how it feels to loose a love one. He had his feeling about the death of Jesus expressed at Matthew 27:45-54. No matter who we are death causes indescribable pain, but it is good we have a Heavenly Father who can sympathize with us and provide comfort and hope. Look at Revelation 21:3-4 do away with all things that cause pain; John 5:28-29 resurrect our love ones: Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 no pain in death; Isaiah 45:18 earth created to be inhabited forever; Psalms 37: 3,8,11,28-29,37,40 (actually the whole song, but these are some of my favorite verses in this song for comfort when I lost my love one in death)  My purpose and my prayer is that you find comfort, strength, and hope by turning to the Author of the Bible, our Heavenly Father, Jehovah. (2Timothy 3:14-17; Matthew 6:9; Psalm 83:18"

This tribute was added by Daniel Poupessie on 23rd July 2014

"All my prayers for your family, separation is always very sad. RIP."

This tribute was added by Felix ACHO on 23rd July 2014

"Dear Brother Jackson, it HURTS to say goodbye. When I got news about your illness, I made prayer request for you in our congregation, we prayed and fast. Truly God knows why. We have missed someone in the family. Only in God is your soul at rest."

This tribute was added by Dr. John Sandy on 23rd July 2014

"Brother, it is very sad to deal with the fact that you did not live your three scores and ten, because the Good Lord called you too early. But who are we to qusetion his decisions. To the family and friends, I hope God strengthens you through this difficult time. I hope you do not loose faith either. May his early passing be a blessing for the entire Atanga family. May he rest in peace (RIP)"

This tribute was added by Princess Endeley on 22nd July 2014

"To the Atanga Family, and especially to my dear friend, Therese: Please accept my sincere sympathy.  May Jackson's soul find rest in the Lord's bosom.  May the Lord grant you all the strength you need at this time to go through this terrible tragedy.  He is your strength.  Our prayers are with you always."

This tribute was added by Robin Setorie on 22nd July 2014

"To the Atanga Family,
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.  Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."  John 14:27.  No words can really help ease your loss.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  May the peace that comes from your memories comfort you in the days ahead."

This tribute was added by Gloria Yates on 22nd July 2014

"I was speechless upon hearing the news. It is truly a blessing to know that you are in the hands of the "Master", walking with the Saints of God.  You have heard the Words " Well Done my good and faithful servant, come on up and take you place in Heaven"  I will miss you my friend and co-worker. Forever Resting in His Arms!"

This tribute was added by Peter Martins on 22nd July 2014

"It Is Hard To Believe That “My Chango" DJ Is Gone And Why Does a Tragic Thing Like This Happen To Such a Good And Cautious person ? HowEver, Let Us not Question God Because Its The Lord's Doing rather, Let Us Thank God For His Life. Ma-do (Doris), Shakeen, Banyong, Janelle And Entire Atanga family, I Pray The Almighty Gives You All The Grace And Courage To Bare This Loss. RIP
Daddy Jack Forever!!!"

This tribute was added by John Abam on 21st July 2014

"Big brother. Words cannot express how much we miss you now. I know you are in a much better place now and the good Lord will protect you. RIP"

This tribute was added by Rick Khosla on 21st July 2014

"You and your family are in our prayers. Sorry to hear of your loss. "The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.""

This tribute was added by Berke Shangtal on 21st July 2014

"Daddy Jack, we head of your sudden attack little could we imagine you were...  as we put you and Ma Dor in our prayers. We recall you during this period,(Father of All).
Ah no!!! this sms early that faithful morning which i read repeatedly, not understanding, then i rushed to read it with my Aunt again. No this is not true!!! But the message was clear you were gone to rest in the Lord's house. We must lean this, and be on our guard always and without any fear.
We will leave with you forever in our mist.
On behalf of Doris' family(Yah Ita and her children, Aunt Maggi and her Children)
Berke Shangtal"

This tribute was added by Atanga Daniel on 20th July 2014

"Time passes and a lot happen in this life but your passing away Big Bro Jackson will never be what we all expected of this TIME..
Its sad but we have to say R.I.P and to God we give all thanks and glory to the good life and example of a better living today, tomorrow and forever..
My Heart's too heavy now, all i can say is ... ''PEACE''"

This tribute was added by Lionel Ndasi on 20th July 2014

"Brother Jackson, when i go through your pictures, i see a lot of life in you and how inspiring you were to others. You were very inspiring to me in the 90's when as a young guy i started dreaming of life oversees. I can't hold back my tears. Death is soooo cruel. U are departing this world to a better place. We will miss you. Be at peace for your soul shall rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Hanna Sonkey on 19th July 2014

"Bro,i am heart broken, you were a true Christian,dedicated husband ,father and head of the family, I can't believe you are gone,we love you but the one who created you, loved you more and called you home,we can't  question why, but I think you are by his side, looking, watching over everyone who looked up to you, RIP."

This tribute was added by Bah Tanwi on 19th July 2014

"My heart goes out to your family, friends, and acquaintances during this universal obligatory transition for all life on this planet. It was hard, but you did put on a heroic fight.

T. Bah Tanwi, IV, MD"

This tribute was added by Godlove Fonjweng on 19th July 2014

"My dear brother Jackson, your departure has left a gaping hole in our lives. Thank you for always being the thread that stitched and held the family together. We will miss your calm demeanor, exemplary leadership, and goodwill toward people in general- just like the good book says. May the Lord’s angels accept you with wide open arms (or wings!). Farewell my dear brother."

This tribute was added by Vic Bolanga on 19th July 2014

"RIP brother. We where talking and you suddenly answered to the Lord's call. No, time to say bye brother? We all celebrated when you answer to His duty on earth. Now tears are running down my eyes cause I can't. see nor talk to you anymore. Jackson, called to duty rest in duty.  Now cannot smell the flowers that is offered. I'm glad, you did smell that offered when ordained as a pastor. To GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Ndikum-ngamnengamnefamily on 18th July 2014

"Jackson RIP. We love you but God loves you more. I know you will continue the good work in heaven with the angles by you side. Rest in perfect peace were there is no pain or sorrow."

This tribute was added by Dj Eric Lamlenn on 18th July 2014

"Daddy Jack,
                   You were endeared by everybody because of your simplicity , candor and jovial nature.
Thank you for making such a diference in so many lives , and may your legacy inspire us to be lights in the lives of others as you were to ours.
  Only God knows His ways.
Only non believers question His actions.
We loved you, but He loved you more.
Rest in peace Daddy Jack ... untill we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Doris Wanchia on 18th July 2014

"Oh fellow Pexs! our most precious roses seem to be withering so swiftly. What a pain in our souls;yet somehow I feel that the Good Lord  who gave them to us Knows best. He plans our ways and controls every thing  yes he knows it all. As he has created this void, HE alone  knows best how to fill it. May our dear big bro,
Jackson rest in perfect peace. Be strong Doris, Elise ,Therese and the entire Atanga family. Let God's Will be done,AMEN"

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Ndumu on 18th July 2014

"He is gone.

You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Pa you will always remain fresh in our memories though you are gone."

This tribute was added by Kimeng Henry on 18th July 2014

"At times like this we can only be grateful to God Almighty for his mercies. He gives life and he takes it at his own appointed time. Dear Brother Jackson we will all miss you. May the Good Lord grant the entire family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss. Farewell brother and may your soul rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by Valentine Gana on 18th July 2014

"Jackson, in you was a carbon copy of your dear Dad. A replica of hardwork, passion for endeavor, intelligence and dedication to loved ones. The Almighty has decided to call you so soon to a better place. Rest in peace, and may your inspiring and positive examples of love, peace, Godliness, hardwork, and dedication to family continue to live with us as part of your legacy."

This tribute was added by Ian Chebe on 18th July 2014

"Brother Jackson Atanga, I received with deafening shock the news of your passing away. Especially those of us who spent a good part of our lives with you in PSS Mankon, this will continue to jab us from time to time and reminding us about the fickleness of life. We will pray for the repose of your soul and that the Almighty should give your wife, your KIDS, and brothers the strength to withstand this great loss. Adieu my brother and friend Jackson!"

This tribute was added by Aneh Mundi on 18th July 2014

"This is very difficult news to comprehend. May your soul rest in peace, your memory still lives on.  May the Lord put a blanket of comfort over your family at this time.  Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Pam Tah on 18th July 2014

"Amama you told me your brother was in a comma you gave me the name and l said we will pray for healing mercies.chaiii. may the light of God lead him home.my condolences to the family.                                           Ndip justine"

This tribute was added by Pam Tah on 17th July 2014

"Gone too soon. you lived your life following the word of God .He alone knows why he`s called you home . we loved you but Go loved you more .I pray the almighty Go to guide your wife ,children, sisters and brothers you have left  behind . Amama my friend weep no more for he is with the lord."

This tribute was added by Pam Tah on 17th July 2014

"It is truely sad to see such a vibrant soul leave us so soon. The lord gave him to the world and has called him home. May he rest in peace. He will surely be an angel watching over the family.. Adieu"

This tribute was added by therese Atanga on 17th July 2014

"Jack my brother, sure you are resting! Resting indeed from all the Wahala of this world. I am waiting for your instructions like a father would give his daughter  when leaving home. Those sweet and loving words from you that sooth the soul always.I remember the wonderful words of encouragement you gave me when i was elected an Elder a couple of months ago.You said, " anybody who has chosen to serve God, is on the right path." We prayed like never before for God to restore your health. I still thank God for He has, not only the final say, but a better one. I thank you for choosing the right path and actually dying  in active service! This is another reminder to us who are still here, that our times are in God"s Hands. You will forever be in our hearts! RIP"

This tribute was added by Peter Ozimba on 17th July 2014

"I truly regret not keeping in touch. I have very fond memories of our time in Buea and in PSS. You will be dearly missed. May your soul rest in peace. I can only hope your friends and family can find some peace in the fact that God´s will is the best and you are in a better place."

This tribute was added by DIDIAN TSONGWAIN on 17th July 2014

"Jackson, day by day I think of you,
How can all of this be true?
I can't believe you're really gone,
I still can't accept it,
I hope to wake-up soon from this nightmare.
Just the thought of you makes me cry,
I never even got the chance to say goodbye and
you never had the chance to tell us goodbye.
I don't know if it will ever get better.
So many things I never got to say,
I never imagined you'd ever be so far away.
You were my brother-inlaw,
and I loved you like my own brother.
In my heart you'll always be,
You'll be my guide and help me see.
I'll never forget your soothing voice,
But now I have to let you rest,
You were a man of God and you left this world in the house of God.
We miss you with all our hearts,
we wish we never had to part.
We know you're always by our side,
So now we guess this is our goodbye"

This tribute was added by Syh Ambe on 17th July 2014

"Your leadership, dedication, gentle spirit, respect and regard for even the youngest among us will be remembered. Pemexa WMA will forever cherish your memory.  THANK YOU for caring so much.  God be with you till we meet again...and we will!"

This tribute was added by Nabila NabsFit on 17th July 2014

"May your soul RIP. Your memories will last forever."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Atanga on 17th July 2014

"Woow. This is sad and shocking. RIP bro and to Doris, May the Lord be your strength.
It is well."

This tribute was added by Estella Atanga on 17th July 2014

"Oh Jackson July 12th 2014 was a very sad day for us. There was so much hope for your recovery but the good Lord decided to call you home. What a tremendous loss for us. What an immense void.......You have left some Big Shoes to fill. You will be missed by so many. May you rest in eternal peace until we meet again. We are so heart broken and our hearts bleed. So many questions, not enough answers..........Who are we to question our Almighty Father. We thank Him for your life and the opportunity to have known you. Adieu mon frère! We love you!."

This tribute was added by Vivian Atanga on 17th July 2014

"Big brother the family will never be the same without you. No words can express the pain. We love you but God loves you best. RIP"

This tribute was added by FONYAM ATANGA on 15th July 2014

"I have no words...just emotions that can't be expressed through words. R.I.P."

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