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Delores Mae Long Jackson

December 1, 1934 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 87)

Obituary

Jackson“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” – Revelation 14:14

Delores Mae Long Jackson, a Christian woman of great deeds, was born in Jacksonville, Florida, December 1, 1934, to the late Mr. Nathaniel Long and Mrs. Lucy Ellen Williams. As the only child of her late parents, her cousins served as brothers and sisters. Delores was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Deacon Ransom Jackson, and her grandson, Holt Carlyle Liptrot. Mrs. Jackson attended the Douglas Anderson School, Stanton High School, and Jones Business College.  On September 15, 1952, she married the love of her life and of her affection, Ransom Jackson. To this union, they were blessed by God with two outstanding citizens – a daughter, Charyl Jackson Liptrot, and a son, Andra Ransom Jackson. She was an exceptional wife and mother who shared her life of Christ with them.

Deaconess Jackson accepted the call of Jesus Christ as her Lord at an early age and was baptized. She matured as a Christian, a life of philanthropy, and selfless godly service. During her adolescence years at the Julington Baptist Church, she sang in the choir. Under the divine leadership of her pastor, Reverend William C. Barker, Jr., she and her husband were the very first deacon and deaconess ordained at that church. Years later, her family moved to Mount Calvary Baptist Church where she was Co-Director of the Educational Ministry. Each year this ministry would provide Christian activities and biblical studies for the church.  They also honored many church and community high school seniors and provided scholarships to assist them in their post-secondary educational endeavors.  She was also privileged to serve as the Head Youth ambassador for the number three Junior Usher Board. While continuing her role as a deaconess of District number two, she was a compassionate spirit whose passion and love for Christ was shared with so many persons by visiting the sick, caring for children, and feeding those that were in need.

Towards the golden years of her life, Deaconess Delores and her beloved husband moved their membership to the King Solomon Baptist Church, under the leadership of their lifelong friend, Reverend William C. Barker, Jr.  As an elder in the church, she supervised the Care and Share Ministry. This ministry provided Thanksgiving baskets and annual food drives to families in need, both in the church and the community. This ministry also provided a clothes closet to the citizens of Jacksonville.  Her acts of love and kindness was not out of obligation, but because of who she was and whom she served. She was always reminded that only what you do for Christ will last and that whatever you do, do it to the glory of God! Deaconess Delores’s ministry of giving and sharing became a part of her professional work as well. As an advocate for people in need, especially for women and children, she worked as the Director of Social Services for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services for many years.

As she departed this sphere of life, she will be dearly missed by her loving children, daughter, Charyl Jackson Liptrot; son–in–law, Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Doctor William Holt Liptrot, Jr.; son, Andra Ransom Jackson; a loving cousin/care giver, Mrs. Beverly Fields; a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, and family and friends, including Karen and Sharron Patterson.

Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Delores Mae Long Jackson will be 11:00AM Monday, January 24, 2022 at King Solomon United Baptist Church, 2240 Forest Street.  Visitation Sunday from 3 – 5:00 PM at The Soutel Chapel.  Interment at Jacksonville National Cemetery.  Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904-924-9400

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Services

Viewing
Sunday
January 23, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Soutel Chapel
5065 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208-1863

Funeral Service
Monday
January 24, 2022

11:00 AM
King Solomon United Baptist Church
2240 Forest Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205

Interment following funeral service
Monday
January 24, 2022

Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

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