On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the family and friends of Mr. Vernon Jackson will Reflect and Celebrate his life at Mack Eppinger Sons Chapel, 210 N. Bartow Street, Cartersville, Georgia, from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. This is not a formal service, but a time for those who knew Vernon to come share their thoughts and memories.
On February 28, 2018, God sent His Angels to bring Vernon home to take his eternal rest and remove him from all his pain and suffering. Vernon was formerly of Cartersville, Georgia, but he made his home in Deland, Florida.
Vernon was born February 15, 1955 at Howell and Quillian Hospital in Cartersville, Georgia to the late Luther Jackson, Sr. and the late Cara B. (Lewis) Jackson. He was the youngest of four children, two sisters and one brother. The family were all members of St. Luke A.M.E. Church, in Cartersville, Georgia, before branching off.
Vernon completed his primary and elementary education at Summer Hill School and when integration came into play he finished his high school education at Cartersville High School, graduating in June of 1973.
In 1973, right after high school, Vernon joined the United State Army. In 1975 his overseas tour was in Okinawa, Japan, as a cable splicer, is where he met Denise Worthey, also in the Army, who became his wife in February 1979. He was honorably discharged in 1976. Vernon re-enlisted in 1977, changing his field to Medical Supply, and was stationed in Aberdeen, Maryland, Fort Meade, Maryland, and Los Angeles, California, before medically retiring in 1987. After retiring from the Military, Vernon worked for the VA Hospital in Miami, Florida, the Motor Pool in the State of Georgia and volunteered at Florida Deland Hospital, just to name a few.
Vernon enjoyed life, his family and his friends. As a youngster he loved going fishing with his daddy and the love of fishing stayed with him as an adult. He was fondly called, Unc, Uncle V, Uncle Vernon, V, Jack and VJ. He also enjoyed traveling, and going on many cruises, but his favorite past time was fishing. Vernon is and was truly loved and will be truly missed, but God loved him to and loved him best. Rest in Peace.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Cora B. Jackson, and grandparents, Horace (Dimp) and Eloise (Maweese) Lewis.
Vernon leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife, Denise Worthey Jackson; daughters, Veronica Jackson of Brunswick, Georgia and Kelcina Jackson of California; granddaughters, Kajaura and Kaliyah Robinson of California; sisters, Kathleen (Leroy) Mitchell, and Eloise Jackson; brother, Luther (Jewell) Jackson; father and mother in-law, Theodis and Shirley Worthey; sisters and brothers in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and a special friend and fishing partner, Hector.