Robert Louis Jackson  June 25 1929  January 25 2022

Robert Louis Jackson June 25 1929 January 25 2022

June 25 1929 January 25 2022
Robert Louis Jackson June 25, 1929 – January 25, 2022 Share this obituary Sign Guestbook We respectfully announce the passing of Mr. Robert Louis Taylor, formerly of Newnan on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. Obituary On Tuesday, June 25, 1929 Robert Louis Jackson nicknamed “Bud” was born to the late Roosevelt and Hattie Mae Mitchell Jackson in Luthersville, Georgia. He was named after his dad’s brother Robert and was the oldest boy and second oldest child of thirteen brothers and sisters. No one can recall how he got the nicknamed Bud and most of the siblings had nicknames that had nothing to do with their given name. Nine siblings preceded him in everlasting life. Even though the family was large, and finances were tight, his parents provided much love and laughter with a strong faith in the Lord. Robert and his siblings were raised in New Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, which was cofounded by his maternal grandfather Deacon Christopher Columbus “CC” Mitchell. This was a family church where many extended family members also belonged. It was there he received his religious foundation starting with Sunday school and rising to become Deacon and Chairman of the Deacon Board under the late Rev. Olden H. Stinson. His proudest accomplishment at New Mt. Bethel was the erection of the current building during his term as Vice Chairman. On Sundays when New Mt. Bethel was not holding service, Robert could be found in the Deacon pews of Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church in Newnan where his wife Lucile and daughter Teri were members. Meriwether County provided little opportunities for Robert after grade school. So, when he was drafted by Uncle Sam to join the United States Army it afforded him many opportunities to see the world. He would talk about being stationed in Kansas, California, Germany, Japan, and Korea. Had it not been for the Korean War, he had contemplated a life in the military where he was Heavy Weapons Infantryman. He also excelled in leadership, where he earned the rank of Sergeant and Platoon Leader. After his honorable discharge in 1957, Robert returned home where he began his food services career at Beavers Packing Company, Gold Kist, Hi-Brand Foods and Sara Lee. Robert married Lucile Perdue in June 1958 and they became the proud parents of their only child Teri Lynn Jackson. Robert enjoyed spending time with his large extended family at birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and family reunions. He and Lucile were charter members of the Wi-Band Civic and Social Club that was started by his brother and sister-in-law George and Gertie Perdue which provided scholarships to high school students. He volunteered with the local Meals on Wheels program delivering meals to the homebound with his brother-in-law George. He also enjoyed attending the Newnan Senior Center for Recycled Teenagers. He also loved planting and harvesting his garden and was a Mr. Fix-it of things around the house. In March 2003, Robert relocated to Maryland to live with his daughter Teri, son-in-love Jeffrey, and grandsons William and Justin. Robert was dubbed the “Mayor of Potomac Knolls” while walking the dogs who loved him; first Mac, then Scott, and eventually Harlem. He always had a leash in one hand and a golf club in the other. He often stopped to chat up neighbors, so he was a familiar fixture in the community. He often walked a several miles a day, until health issues presented challenges. When Robert was not walking, he could be found outside on the deck, or talking on the telephone to family and friends. He also involved his grandsons in gardening at the family home in Maryland, using seeds and saplings to plant. His love for television programs included game shows, professional wrestling, sports – especially the Atlanta Braves, soap operas, and religious programming. He quickly adapted to his new home and joined Mt. Ennon Baptist Church Robert did not miss many Sunday services, and regularly attended meetings, revivals, and senior activities. When the pandemic moved church services online, he made sure he was watching from his television and that his church tithes were mailed. Every morning you would find him at the kitchen table reading his Bible and singing a familiar hymn. His pride and joy were his two grandsons William and Justin, who he absolutely doted on! They could do no wrong in his eyes and could eat ice cream for breakfast on his watch. Robert attended every honors assembly, school program, concert, piano recital, band concert, sporting event, church program and graduation that his grandsons participated in. Often cheering them on from the front row with Teri and Jeff. Robert became a fixture at family events in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. “Mr. J” (dubbed this by his son-in-love Jeff and adopted by others) was well-known for his sense of humor, storytelling and sweet tooth for chocolate, ice cream and cake. He enjoyed taking trips with his family whether it be a cruise, beaches, mountains, and every place in between. His family will always treasure the memories that were made during these journeys, especially when the travels took him to places that reminded him of his time in the military or home. A good story would soon follow. On Tuesday evening, January 25, 2022, at MedStar Georgetown University with Teri and Jeff by his side, he went from labor to reward and joined his wife of 42 years Lucile in eternal life. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Teri Jackson Wright and son-in-love Dr. Jeffrey William Wright, grandsons William Robert and Justin Mitchell Wright, granddog Harlem Wright, sisters Nellie James and Mattie (Pat) Jeter, brother Joe Nathan (Wylene) Jackson and a host of nieces/great nieces, nephews/great nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. Donations in his memory are encouraged, please make check payable to New Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, 15 Bethel Street, Luthersville, GA 30251 attn: Deacon Steven Parks. In the memo line please write In Memory of Robert Jackson. SERVICES Viewing Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc. 182 Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard Newnan, Georgia 30263 Get Directions on Google Maps Masks and Social Distancing are Required. Funeral Service Friday, February 11, 2022 11:00 AM New Mount Bethel Baptist Church 15 Bethel Street Luthersville, GA 30251 Get Directions on Google Maps Instate viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment Friday, February 11, 2022 Forest Lawn Memorial Park 656 Highway 70 Newnan, Georgia 30263 Get Directions on Google Maps Will follow immediately after the Funeral Service. Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Personal Message: Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Louis Jackson June 25 1929 January 25 2022.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc.

Death notice for the town of: Newnan, state: Georgia

death notice Robert Louis Jackson June 25 1929 January 25 2022

obituary notice Robert Louis Jackson June 25 1929 January 25 2022

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