JACKSON ~ Deacon Ransom Jackson was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, January 5, 1930 to the late Mr. Mattis Jackson and Elnora Haire Robinson. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Robinson, John Robinson; sister, Inell Washington; and his grandson, Holt Carlyle Liptrot. Deacon Jackson attended local schools in Bainbridge, Georgia, and completed his primary and secondary education in Duval County. Upon graduation, Deacon Jackson entered the United States Army and earned the rank as a noncommissioned officer and served honorably as an Airborne Ranger. Additionally, he was a Korean War combat veteran. He married the love of his life and of his affection, Delores Long. To this union, they produced two outstanding citizens ~ a daughter, Charyl Jackson Liptrot and a son, Andra Jackson.
Deacon Jackson accepted the call of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized. He matured as a Christian and his life was lived in Godly service. He became the first ordained deacon at the Julington Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Reverend Dr. William C. Barker, Jr., and he remained the oldest serving deacon at King Solomon United Baptist Church. Additionally, he served as the beloved leader of the largest district, number two, at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Because of his powerful praying, he became known as the “Praying Deacon” throughout the city of Jacksonville.
He was an active member of the Teamsters Local Union 512 and earned the ranking of a 33rd degree Mason. Deacon Jackson was loved throughout his community as a philanthropist, a defender for those most in need and a man among men, eternally willing to aide countless numbers of persons through his compassionate love and caring. He was a Renaissance man who worked with his head and his heart as a long-distance truck driver for Pantry Pride and the United States Postal Service. Like Jesus, he was a carpenter and a master builder. He loved his church, his family, and above all, he walked in the path of Jesus Christ. Deacon Jackson performed his work on this earth and offered his service to the church and community for the greater honor and glory of God.
He leaves to mourn, his devoted wife of 67 years of Christian marriage, Delores Long Jackson; his daughter, Charyl Jackson Liptrot; son-in-law, Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Doctor William Holt Liptrot, Jr.; son, Andra Ransom Jackson; a loving sister, Rossie Robinson; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, family and friends, including Karen and Sharron Patterson.
Celebration of Life Service for Ransom Jackson will be 10:00 AM Monday, March 23, 2020, King Solomon United Baptist Church, 2240 Forest Street, Dr. Ronald V. Walters, Pastor. Family will receive friends Sunday at The Soutel Chapel from 3 – 4 PM. Interment Monday, Jacksonville National Cemetery at 1:30 PM. Because of the love of his family arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400
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