William Thomas “Tom” Jackson, Sr.
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 4, 1946
  • Date of passing: Aug 4, 2016
Let the memory of Tom be with us forever

William Thomas “Tom” Jackson, Sr., 70, a native of Granville County passed away Thursday August 4, 2016 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham after an extended illness.

He was the son of the late Felix Chesley and Mary Eliza Jackson. He was of the Baptist faith and was a self-employed carpenter most of his life.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford by Rev. Eddie Nutt. Burial will be private.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Marlene B. Jackson of the home, a daughter, Cynthia J. Perez (Alex) of Littleton, a son, Billy Jackson (Khristie) of Rock Hill, S.C., six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters; Josephine Holbrook of Oxford, Ola Simmons of Henderson and Rachel Cottrell of Oxford. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa L. Jackson, a brother and seven sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Drive, Suite 101, Durham, N.C, 27704.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Brenda Wynne on 12th August 2016

"I am terribly shocked.  I leave a flower for Tom because he was always glowing bright like a fresh bloomed flower.  Marlene, Bill and Cindy, it's been along time but you guys have always been in my heart.  I will forever love you and never forget all the wonderful times we had.  I can honestly say they were some of the best memories I have today.  Tom was one of the best men I have ever known.  He was a true blessing to you all and those around him. He loved his family.  Never gave up.  Always worked hard and did what he could to help others.  I am so sorry for the pain you are enduring at the moment.  God is good, he has taken Tom to place so grand that we Christians can only imagine how wonderful.  All of you were always there for me (I will never forget that) and I'd like to be there for you.  I will always LOVE you with all heart.  Tom is Resting in Peace in Glory Land. Although you will miss him just know he's in God's house where we will see him again.   I'm not sure it's appropriate to provide my phone number, but I have no idea how to contact you.  I would love to visit and hold you in my arms as you did me many time.   Brenda Bullock (919-402-7291)."

This tribute was added by Ralph N on 9th August 2016

"Dear Jackson family, I am sorry for your pain, and loss. I would like to share with you something that has given many comfort at a time like this. You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26."

This tribute was added by Tammy Jackson on 8th August 2016

"Marlene, Cindy and Billy:
I am so sorry to hear of Toms passing.  He will be truly missed.  Tom was a good man and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.  Cherish all of those wonderful memories with him.
Tammy Bullock Jackson"

This tribute was added by beverly travis {salas} on 8th August 2016



This tribute was added by beverly travis {salas} on 8th August 2016

"So sorry my heart goes out to all the belated family ...RIP UNCLE TOM ."

This tribute was added by Hannah Jackson on 7th August 2016

"You may be in heaven but your light will always shine on Earth. Love you papa. RIP. See you one day."

This tribute was added by Louise Inscoe on 6th August 2016

"Marlene,  so sorry to hear of your loss.  Holding you and your family up in prayer.  Love and hugs."

This tribute was added by Cassidy Grissom on 6th August 2016

"Sorry we never met but I'm sure you were pretty awesome! Let my grandpa Julian know we wish we could've met him too!  RIP"

This tribute was added by Tina Britt on 6th August 2016

"So sorry to hear about Tom. May God wrap his loving arms around you in this time of sorrow. Praying for your family."

This tribute was added by amanda parker on 6th August 2016

"So sorry for the loss! Uncle Tom you were a great man and you always took care of ypur family!.
I remember so many times coming to your house and being amazed at all the equipment and being chased by the rooster! You'll be greatly missed! Give my granny a hug for me please ! Rest in paradise uncle tom! We love you!"

This tribute was added by Ashley Boyd on 6th August 2016

"We love you papa you will always be a fighter and a strong man in my eyes... Now you can rest... Love you always Ashley  ❤❤❤"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Perez on 6th August 2016

"We will always love you daddy. You are free and at peace now. Fly high over those mountains. Love  forever Cindy"

This tribute was added by Evelyn Smith on 6th August 2016

"So sorry for the loss of your dad, Tom...He was a great man that provided for and loved his family....Cherish all the memories you had with hm....He was def loved and will be missed...Sending my deepest prayers, thoughts, love, and hugs to all of you...."

This tribute was added by Paulet Miller on 6th August 2016

"So sorry for your lost. He was a good man was always so fun to sit around and talk and carry on when we where younger .RIP Tom"

This tribute was added by Sharon Yancey on 6th August 2016

"My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Elliott on 5th August 2016

"We love you and surely gonna miss you Uncle Tom rest easy .we all will reunite again !"

This tribute was added by William Jackson on 5th August 2016

"We love you daddy and you will never be forgotten. RIP daddy and we will meet again one day. Love you Billy"

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