Monday, October 24, 2005

Grant Jackson, Jr.

Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat (OK)
May 13, 2005

Grant Jackson, Jr.

1926 -2005

Grant Jackson, Jr. was born September 28th, 1926, to Grant and Thelma Scroggins Jackson, Sr. Grant grew up in the Warrior Community, where he attended public school. Grant loved a good game of baseball. Grant was a good person and one day realized that something was missing in his life, 'The Lord'. Grant united with Mr. Olive Star Baptist Church and was baptized by the late P.M. Maxwell. Grant was a faithful member and deacon, always the first to arrive and the last to leave, until his health began to fail him. Grant's life was evidence of his deep passion for the Lord and genuine love for people, his loyalty and sincerity endeared by most everyone whose life he touched. In 1948 he was united in marriage to Blisteen Goudeau and to this union eight children were born. Grant proudly served his country by enlisting in the United States Army serving from February 1946 until his honorable discharge in 1947. Grant was a construction worker for many years until a job injury ended that career, however farming was his passion. He farmed until ill health prevented him from doing so. Grant was a Mason, member of the NAACP and American Legion Post #267.

Grant departed this life on May 7th, 2005 while residing at the VA Regional Center in Claremore. The family preceding him in death were his parents, sisters and brothers, Delton, Mary, Walter and Queen and one son, Ronnie Joe. Grant's life spanned seventy-eight years, and eight months. Those who loved him and will miss him dearly include his ex-wife Blisteen Goudeau Jackson, sons, Grant,III, Walter, Jerry and Raymond. Daughters, Cheryl, Debra, and Nellie. Sisters, Theresa Brown, Erma Jean Manis, Ruth Fields and Freddie Ashley, aunts, Essie Jackson and Willie Mae Etheridge. Nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Going home services for Grant will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 at 2:00 in Mt. Olive Star Baptist Church with Rev. Samuel Cunningham, officiating. He will be laid to rest in Warrior Cemetery, under the direction of Ragsdale Funeral Center. Visitation will be today from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m."

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