James Jackson Jr.

Published 11:03 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

Services for James “Joker” Jackson Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Travelers Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the family present at 6.

Mr. Jackson died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at his home. He was 77.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Jessie and Lillian Estine Jackson; his wife of 53 years, Norma Lee Jackson; his brother, G.W. “Ray” Jackson; and two sisters, Ruby Nell Wilkerson and Beulan Jackson.

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Survivors include two daughters, Essie Mae Porter of Las Vegas and Darlene Jackson of Vicksburg; four sons, James Darrell Jackson, Michael Jones and Roy “Billy” Jackson, all of Vicksburg, and Larry Johnson of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Leroy Hall of Vicksburg and Bobby Joe Jackson of Jacksonville, Fla.; five sisters, Willie Mae Grissom and Glenda Christmas, both of Vicksburg, Eula Johnson of Las Vegas and Gloria Polite and Miranda Jackson, both of McGhee, Ark.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including Ola Mae Taylor.