ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, James Jackson 64 years old , born on January 8, 1956 and passed away on May 17, 2020. We will remember him forever. 

We will celebrate James Life at a later date...with a family  gathering..this online memorial is for all his friends to honor and mourn his passing. ..so please help celebrate his life with us.

In order to send James memorial to all his friends  we had to go to his phone for names and addresses ..so it's Lynn that sent the messages about his online memorial and not James Bill Jackson .
Please follow the link to his page ..tell a story and  post fond memories that you may have of James..These pictures and stories of memories will later be made into a keep sake book for his family.Thank you to all of you for sympathy messages and condolences..they mean so much to all of us ..
Posted by Rachel Wion on May 25, 2020
Uncle James I love you and will miss you dearly. You were a big part of my life when I was little when PawPaw, MawMaw and I would come and visit everyone at Oma's house. We always had fun! I remember I was scared to go into your Elvis room! And scared of the long hall way!Later in life we recconected when we came down for the summer and you met Ain. You 2 were best friends from the start. Thank you for always being loving and kind❤I will miss you but will always remember you loving your country and God❤Please hug my PawPaw and My Daddy for me❤
Rest in Peace Uncle Bill
Posted by Sandy Jackson on May 24, 2020
It’s been one week ago today that you were welcomed into the almighty arms of your Savior Jesus Christ. The angels were rejoicing I am sure along with other family and friends that arrived before you.

You were 8 years old when I was introduced and accepted into the Jackson Family by your sister Carol. I remember the first Christmas I celebrated with you and how happy and loving you were then and all of your life. I watched you grow into a wonderful young man.

Throughout the years you shared your love and life with all of us who crossed your path. Always with open arms and an open heart to listen, to love others and to share your humor with those around you. Your love of all your nieces and nephews was amazing. You gifted each of us with a little part of you in ways I’m sure you would be amazed.

You were a very special part of my life and a brother to me. I will always remember you and I pray for comfort to your brothers and sisters on their loss. On the wings of God’s eagles as you soar to Heaven’s gates and on this glorious Sunday may you enjoy your time with your Heavenly Father and may you rest in peace. I’ll love you always.
Posted by Connie Bajula on May 23, 2020
My friend, my family. Love and miss you.
Posted by Deborah Allport on May 21, 2020
James was a smart and loving family man. His heart was huge. He loved his country and was a proud Texan. He had so much knowledge and he loved to share it. I’ve known him since I was about 12 years old. My brother in law enjoyed meeting James when he visited America for the first time. They talked for hours. I love you James and I’ll miss you. Say hello to my daddy. ♥️
Posted by Lynette Hebert on May 21, 2020
“I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles
when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times
and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve
to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave
when life is done.”

– Helen Lowrie Marshall
Posted by Rhonda Baker on May 21, 2020
This is very hard for me to do so I really had to think about it for a while. The Jackson family became my Facebook friends through my daughter Casey. She was James’s nurse years ago and she grew so fond of him. Through this friendship I knew one thing for sure and that was that James loved his family and GOD and Texas with a passion. He had outstanding integrity and morals. I know with my heart that he received full attention from Jesus and the family that was waiting to greet him. I don’t weep for James, he is full of perfect health and happiness now! I do weep for the family though. I know he will be missed and it was so soon after Kevin went home. I am so sorry for your loss. Isn’t it strange how you feel like you know someone so well even though you never met in person? Amazing! Psalms 73:26
Posted by Tim Chapman on May 21, 2020
Rest in peace my friend...I will always remember our conversations, your pride of Texas and your friendship with my brother Larry.... I will miss you Pard....
Posted by Tasha McDowell on May 21, 2020
Oh Uncle James! You took a big part of my heart when you left but boy did you leave a ton of memories! I remember every weekend it would be me, you and Kevie playing games, mainly monopoly and eating pizza. You would pick me up on Sundays and take me to church. Im so thankful that I can say you were the one that got Maeleigh and I both our first Bibles! You and Uncle Kevin got my my first Diamond ring for Christmas because yall said a girls first diamond should come from the special men in her life... and that was yall! My senior year you and Uncle Kevin took me on a guided fishing trip and we caught 75 Crappie! A few moths later you took Christian and I on a Hog Hunt in Freer. Hahaha remember the time you put my on the "deer dolly" and pushed me around to try it out lol. When I was taking classes at San Jac I never had to walk across campus to the next class or to the parking lot, you were always waiting for me on the golf cart to drive me around! When you got sick I remember being there as much as I could. We were road dogs! Every other weekend and holidays we hit the road straight to the lake! I seriously have a lifetime of memories and I could go on all day.. BUT what I'm thankful for the most is your relationship with Maeleigh. She may not remember as she gets older but I will. Ill remember how excited she would get to facetime her uncle james and of course going to the lake.

I love you and miss you beyond words and ill always and forever be your Swamp Monster!
Posted by Holly Pickett Toucheck on May 21, 2020
I have so many memories. The time we talked you into doing an Elvis concert for us. You had every Elvis album I could imagine. There was one Summer Kim and I stayed at Mawmaw's house and you and Kevin took us to the San Jacinto monument and Battleship Texas. You taught us the history and significance of the war with Mexico. I think I impressed my seventh grade Texas History teacher with how much I already knew. You were always into history and always teaching all of us.  I love you so much and will miss you forever. I am thankful for the years you were here. I can only imagine what it was like when you got to heaven. Give everyone a big hug from me and tell them I love and miss them. Rest in peace, see you on the other side. I love you!
Posted by Judith Geigle on May 20, 2020
I met James when he came to buy turkeys from us,..with his brother, several years ago. He became a very dear friend via Facebook and I will miss him terribly.
Posted by Sharon Chessher on May 20, 2020
My sweet & funny friend since July 2010. We shared the love of gardening, football, genealogy and he always checked on me if I was quiet on Facebook. I will miss you very much but I know your homecoming was full of love and the welcoming arms of your parents and your brother Kevin. Rest in sweet peace James. You will be missed. 
Posted by Laura Sloterdijk on May 20, 2020
My sincere condolences to James family and friends. I worked with James at San Jacinto College. Such a sweet and caring man!!!!❤ Rest in peace my friend.

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Posted by Rachel Wion on May 25, 2020
Uncle James I love you and will miss you dearly. You were a big part of my life when I was little when PawPaw, MawMaw and I would come and visit everyone at Oma's house. We always had fun! I remember I was scared to go into your Elvis room! And scared of the long hall way!Later in life we recconected when we came down for the summer and you met Ain. You 2 were best friends from the start. Thank you for always being loving and kind❤I will miss you but will always remember you loving your country and God❤Please hug my PawPaw and My Daddy for me❤
Rest in Peace Uncle Bill
Posted by Sandy Jackson on May 24, 2020
It’s been one week ago today that you were welcomed into the almighty arms of your Savior Jesus Christ. The angels were rejoicing I am sure along with other family and friends that arrived before you.

You were 8 years old when I was introduced and accepted into the Jackson Family by your sister Carol. I remember the first Christmas I celebrated with you and how happy and loving you were then and all of your life. I watched you grow into a wonderful young man.

Throughout the years you shared your love and life with all of us who crossed your path. Always with open arms and an open heart to listen, to love others and to share your humor with those around you. Your love of all your nieces and nephews was amazing. You gifted each of us with a little part of you in ways I’m sure you would be amazed.

You were a very special part of my life and a brother to me. I will always remember you and I pray for comfort to your brothers and sisters on their loss. On the wings of God’s eagles as you soar to Heaven’s gates and on this glorious Sunday may you enjoy your time with your Heavenly Father and may you rest in peace. I’ll love you always.
Posted by Connie Bajula on May 23, 2020
My friend, my family. Love and miss you.
his Life

James

Forever Loved and Eternally Missed 

     James Stevin Jackson 


It is with great Sorrow that the Jackson family announces the passing of James (Bill) Jackson. James gained his wings Sunday May 17th 2020 surrounded by family. 

James left this earthly world to rest at the throne of his king while his Parents and Beloved Brother........welcome him home... 

James was a man of morals and old fashion standards, a huge history buff of long-ago ancestors of the Civil War. He was a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans and Free Mason. 

 James was a family man, although he didn't have children of his own, he was considered a second dad to nieces and nephews who loved him like a dad. James enjoy teaching his nieces and nephews about fishing hunting, he loves all animals, he enjoyed learning about his family's legacy. He loves gardening, and life in General. James was the type of man who still held doors open for the ladies...the type who honored his country and believed in the allegiance of his flag. James was proud of his heritage and what it stands for, James was a wonderful story teller of history. He cherished holidays spent celebrating with all his family under one roof. He was a strong believer in his Faith in God. He firmly believed in Family Traditions. 

James retired from San Jacinto College in 2007 after his organ transplant which lasted 13 years but not without complications. James was in and out of the hospital more times than can be counted with complications of his transplant and with many falls with broken bones of the shoulder..hip..hands...wrist...back and lots of black eyes he took all of these mishaps and never complained. James was thankful to be alive and thankful for his donor. And for the past few years he dealt with more illnesses. The cirrhosis came again and the anti-rejection medicine caused his kidneys to fail. James was put on dialysis near the end of his journey James went 3 times a week for 4hrs of treatment.  

Our Man of Steel..(Superman) got tired and his body just wore out he was a fighter to the very end. James is proceeded in death by his parents Willard Preston Jackson. Tommie Mae (Lakey) Jackson, stepfather Heinz W. Strohlein.  Nephew James Michael Warren and Brother in law Donald Pickett, his beloved brother Kevin Lovell Jackson Sr.  

 James leaves behind brother Woody Jackson of New castle 3 sisters Carol (Jackson) Pickett of Alvin Tx, Lynette (Jackson) Hebert of Broadeus Tx, Marieanne Strohlein of Crosby Tx. 

 Nephews Trey Jackson, Josh Pickett, Kevin Lovell Jackson Jr, Timmy Jackson and Taylor Anderson. 

Nieces Kim Pickett, Mindy (Jackson)Mason, Jennifer (Jackson) Ramos, Holly Pickett, Tasha (Warren) Mcdowell, Christyn (Jackson) Smith, and numerous Great Nieces & Nephews.
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Shared by Woody Jackson on May 23, 2020
In 1814 we took a little trip. Along with colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississippi. We took a little bacon and we took a little beans. 
this song was bills favorite song when he was a kid. He had a little March he did when he heard it. One of my fondest memories of him
Shared by Andrea Abt on May 21, 2020
I met Bubba (James) and his sisters when I was a nurse at St. Lukes. When I first met them ... I thought what a different family.. then I came to love all of them dearly and to truly appreciate the love for each other. I will miss Bubba terribly, but I feared with each hospitalization that a little more life was being pulled from him. I know from our conversations that he loved and missed his mother terribly and the death of his brother seemed to truly hurt. I will miss Bubba’s kindness and sweet nature and know that he is rejoicing in Heaven with the family that left before him. I feel selfish for feeling sad at all ... knowing he is filled with everlasting joy!!! I’m gonna miss you so much Bubba ... love Andi

Free Bird

Shared by Christyn Smith on May 20, 2020
We sat together in dad's car arguing about this song. How you loved it and how it had such depth and meaning and how we couldn't understand why any song needed an 8 minute guitar solo. But you're a free as a bird now, and I'm sure we will continue to think of you whenever we see a hummingbird, a cardinal, or a blue Jay and know that you're near watching as well. I've never gotten along well with the traditional values of our family, but you were always my dad away from dad and now you're both gone. I love you. I love all of you.