My Life Story
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me., and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing . II Timothy 4:7-8
Willie Lee Jackson was born to Willie and Flora (Corley) Jackson on the 25th of January 1924 in Millen, Georgia. She attended the public school of Millen, Georgia. She moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1942.
She had two children, Charles E. Jackson who preceded her in death, and Barbara A. Jackson of Savannah, Georgia.
On October 11, 1950, Willie Lee committed her life to Jesus Christ, and joined First Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church where she was baptized. She was an active member serving in several capacities to include the Church Choir, Deaconess Board, Teacher of Sunday School, and Church Trustee.
She was a self-taught seamstress. She was employed by Curry Cleaners, Lessers Men’s Quality Clothing, and Heymans and Son’s.
Willie was a volunteer within the Foster Grandparent Program. Her volunteer locations included Odum Learning Academy and Lowe Elementary School. She was a volunteer at the Greenbriar Children’s Center, Inc. and served as a Senior Companion. She was also a volunteer with the Savannah Association for the Blind, Inc. In addition, she served on the Resident Advisory Board of Chatham County Commissioners.
In 1966, Willie became a member of Sharon Chapter #2, the oldest chapter of The Order of Eastern Star in the State of Georgia. She served as member of the Worthy Matron for over 34 years. For ten years, she held the position of Associate Grand Matron for the State of Georgia.
On Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Mother Jackson was called to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, and brothers and their spouses, Tommy (Louise), William (Delores), and George (Mary) Jackson.
Those who will forever cherish her memory: daughter, Barbara Ann Jackson, Savannah, GA; daughter-in-law, Ruth Jackson of Savannah, GA; grandchildren, Michael Strobert (Jackie) of Jacksonville, FL, Rodney Ward, Carla Jackson, Sybrina Jackson, and Cicely Jackson all of Savannah, GA, Lisa C. Jackson, MD of Augusta, GA.; great-grandchildren, Absolam (Jamal) Alexander, Johnny Harrington, ShaTara Jackson, Jamell Smith, Jahquell Smith, Jhalil Smith, Tikeria Sanders, Shantell Green, Caleb Blake, and Andrew Jackson-Polite; 15 great-great-grandchildren; a Goddaughter, Julia Grant; a loving niece, Desiree Jackson of Tampa FL., and a host on nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be held 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021 in the chapel of Campbell & Sons Funeral Home, 124 West Park Ave., Savannah, GA. 31401. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021 at First Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 1046 Mohawk Street, Savannah, GA. 31419. Rev. William Blake, Officiating. Interment ~ Oak Grove Cemetery, 52nd Street & Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA. 31404.
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