Jerry David Jackson Sr.
November 1, 1943 — May 8, 2012
Jerry David Jackson Sr., 68, a native of Morgan City and resident of Amelia for 45 years, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 8, 2012, at his residence.
Jerry was a member of Healing Stream Ministries, where he served as deacon for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Jerry was the best boat captain the oilfield has ever seen. He would run anywhere, during all weather, especially fog, using only radar as his guide. Jerry was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Viola Hebert Jackson of Amelia; his daughter, Robin Jackson of Amelia; his son, Jerry Jackson Jr. and his wife Michelle of Amelia; one sister, Donnie Felton of Morgan City; five grandchildren, Jessicca Daigle Miller and her husband Joshua, Brent Daigle, Justin Jackson, Mariah Jackson and Mallory Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Ashton Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Jackson; his mother, Alice Brown Jackson; one sister, Rev. Mary Carter; a brother-in-law, Bert Carter Sr.; a niece, Sharon Recinos; and a nephew, Richard Felton.
The family requests that visitation be observed Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6-9 p.m., at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation will resume Thursday, May 10 from 9 a.m. until time of services.
A celebration of Jerry’s life will take place Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City with his nephew, Reverend Bert Carter Jr. of Healing Stream Ministries, officiating the service. Graveside services will follow in the Morgan City Cemetery with the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad presiding over military honors.