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James "Jim" Jackson

May 14, 1935 — November 8, 2023

Youngstown

 

James J. Jackson 88, Youngstown, departed this life on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 in Briarfield Manor Healthcare Center.
 
James was born May 14, 1935, in Edneyville, NC., a son of Joseph and Laura Waters Jackson. Like all young men, James wanted to find a better life for himself so in 1954 he decided to move to Detroit, MI., where he found work at Detroit Steel. In 1965 James met a wonderful woman by the name of Geraline Howard and in 1966, they shared together his one and only son Marvin Howard Sr. As James took his vacations to visit his sister in Youngstown, he began to love the city. So, in 1976 James made the bold move to make Youngstown his home. He worked for Valley Foods from 1976 until his retirement in 1997. James' favorite gospel song was "The 23rd Psalms, The Lord is my Shepherd". He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Marvin Howard, his grandchildren, Marvin Howard Jr., Roxanne Howard, and Tishardra Howard, 6 great-grandchildren, Jalen, Roxanne, Alyssa, Roslyn, Rook, and Roylon, his sister, Felicia Hudson,  a niece, Allene (Tod) Barnett, 5 great-grand nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents,  a brother, David Jackson, and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Jackson Stewart, and Josephene Jackson.
 
Funeral service will be Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 12 noon at the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11-12 noon. 
 
We want to say thank you to all his brothers and sisters of East Campbell Congregation for all the visits and prayers we received, and a special thank you to Sister Stewart, Brother Sims, Brother Scott, and Brother Macek for all the love you gave during this trying time. Thank You again.
 
 F. D. Mason would like to say thank you Jackson Family for choosing us to care for during your time of  bereavement. Please remember the Jackson Family during your daily prayers.
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Thursday, November 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

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511 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502

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