JACKSON ~ A Renown, Biblical Scholar and devoted woman of God, Dr. Barbara Ann Jackson was born February 20, 1953 to the late Felix Nathaniel Thompson, Jr. and Dorothy Mae Mack Thompson of Kings Ferry, Florida.
Dr. Barbara Jackson received her formal education in the local public schools in Nassau County, graduating from West Nassau High School in Callahan, Florida - Class of 1971. Furthering her education, Dr. Jackson attended Florida Community College of Jacksonville where she studied Cosmetology and opened “Hair Extravagance” Salon. Other accomplishments included Home Health Care certification. Dr. Barbara Jackson worked several jobs in the private sector, Piedmont Airlines (Ticket Agent); United States Postal Services (Clerk); and various retail outlets.
In the early 2000s, Dr. Jackson attended Jacksonville Theological Seminary and Truthful Living Ministry, where she received her Masters and Doctorate Degree in Biblical Studies. After receiving her degree, Dr. Barbara Jackson was ordained as a Pastor. On July 3, 1971, she married the love of her life, Bishop Alfred Jackson; a Holy Union that lasted forty-nine joyful years. They were blessed with two loving children, a son, Desmond and a daughter, LaPorscha.
Dr. Jackson received Christ into her life at an early age. She was baptized under the pastoral leadership of the late Reverend J. L. Hall. She was very active in church as a choir member, usher, and Sunday school teacher. Dr. Jackson sung with her late mother, Dorothy Thompson, and her sisters. The group was known as the Thompson Sisters.
In 2000, Dr. Alfred Jackson and Dr. Barbara Ann Jackson became the founders of Fishers of Men World Harvest Church in Brunswick, Georgia. She was ordained and installed as the Co-Pastor of the Fishers of Men Church. Dr. Jackson was the Chief Executive Administrator of all Ministries in the Church. She was a faithful and dedicated servant of God. Her insight pertaining to God's word, work, and the running of the church was impeccable. God truly blessed and overshadowed Dr. Jackson with his favor.
Dr. Jackson was preceded in death, by her father and mother, Felix Nathaniel Thompson, Jr. and Dorothy Mae Mack Thompson. She leaves to cherish her memory and embrace her legacy, a loving and devoted husband, Dr. Alfred Jackson; son, Elder Desmond (Kauthar) Jackson; daughter, Taiana LaPorscha (Devon) Aksomitas; grandchildren, Yszryl N. Jackson, Qy A. Jackson, Cyn Y. Jackson and Felix Z. F. Jackson, Kendra S. Aksomitas, Keelan A. Aksomitas, Kassie K. Aksomitas, and Kayliana R. Aksomitas; brothers, Dr. Jerald (Louella) Thomas, Alphonso (Veneral) Thompson, Warren Thompson; sisters, Violet Victrum, Shirley Bland, Gwendolyn (Dale) Garard; brother and sisters-in-law, Clairice McQueen, Lillian Johnson, Marilyn Spaulding, Bishop Leonard (Sandra) Jackson; goddaughters, Ashley Jones, Laila Marrah; uncles and aunts, Jule Thompson, Javan (Altamese) Thompson, George (Sherry) Thompson, Sharon (Thomas) Donley; aunts-in-law, Emma Brown, Ophelia Jones; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and The Fishers of Men World Harvest Church Family.
Family will gather Saturday, December 12, 2020, to celebrate the life of Dr. Barbara Ann Jackson in a private ceremony. Visitation Friday from 5 – 7 PM at The Soutel Chapel. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400.
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