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Alex Jackson

October 21, 1926 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 92)


Mr. Alex Jackson born October 21, 1926 to Samuel L. Jackson and Bessie L. Horne Jackson in Vernon, Florida. Mr. Alex attended the local schools in Vernon, FL.  Upon him leaving Vernon, FL he moved to Jacksonville, FL where he established himself and enjoyed a career in Culinary Art as a Chef. He was employed for a number of years at the Steak House of Jacksonville Beach Fl. He also had his restaurant for a period of time located at Jacksonville Beach. While commuting from Jacksonville to Vernon he stopped in Tallahassee, FL where he met the love of his life Naomi Russell. They maintained a long distant relationship until they were married in 1955. He moved his wife to Jacksonville Beach, FL where they began their family. They became members of St. Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church of Jacksonville Beach Fl. where he served as a member of the church’s Culinary Ministry and special events. He was a member of Class Number 3, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Class Leader. He enjoyed boating and deep-sea fishing and would share his catch of the day with family and friends.

On Monday, June 17, 2019 Mr. Alex Jackson was inducted into the heavenly hall of fame and reunited with his two sons, Donald Demetrius Jackson and Ray Norris Jackson; father, Mr. Samuel L. Jackson; mother, Mrs. Bessie L. Horne Jackson; five of his brothers, Louis Jackson, Herbert Jackson, Frank Jackson, Hardie Jackson and Howard Jackson; and two of his sisters, Ophelia Roche and Grace Bennett.

Memories of Mr. Alex Jackson will be cherished by his wife of 64 years, Naomi Jackson; his three daughters, Antoinette Smith of Campbellton, FL, Beverley Hamilton (Clinton) of Jacksonville, FL and Lisa Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren, Patrick Harmon (Nancy), Pamela Meeks, Stacy Smith, Corey Smith, Brian Hickson, Aisha Wilson, Ja’Porre Thomas, Shalisa Cunningham (George) and Victor White; great grandson, Trey Cunningham; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy J. Thomas of Jacksonville Beach, FL; one brother, Mr. Rudolph Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; two sisters-in law, Mrs. Inez Morris of Fleming Island, FL and Maude Jackson (Boise) of Tallahassee, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends; special thanks: Haven Hospice, Denise B. Wells, Amirah Abdullah and Winda Johnson.

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