Ronnie Lee Jackson

October 13, 1949July 30, 2013
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Ronnie was born to Sam and Odessa Jackson on October 13, 1949 in Galveston, Texas. Both preceded him in death. Ronnie was a long-time employee of the City of Bryan. He was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and a servant leader. He was an active community volunteer who championed causes for children and the underprivileged.

Survivors include his wife, Kelli Levey of Bryan; a brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and Enola Jackson of Texas City; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Derrick and Vonisha Jackson of Frisco, Texas; Eian Jackson of Buda, Texas; Anthony Jackson of College Station; and Nick Murphy of Bryan. His grandchildren - Bryce, Brooke and Brielle Jackson of Frisco, Texas - were especially dear to him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bryan ISD Education Foundation or to an educational fund for Ronnie's children, contact Joey Boring at 979-846-7824.

Memorial Funeral Chapel Bryan is directing the service.


  • Memorial Service Friday, August 2, 2013

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May 1, 2014

Ronnie was a super person. I worked with him for several years at the Treatment Center in San Marcos. I learned a ton from him and enjoyed his happy personality. So sad to hear of his passing. Linda Johnson

Searcy Toliver & Morning Star MBC

August 13, 2013

I actually met Mr. Jackson and his wife when I asked him to speak at my Church for Black History Month, although we had exchanged pleasantries at many occasions involving youth. He accepted without hesitation and brought a very personal and enlightening talk to our congregation. His wife and youngest son was just as gracious and we truly enjoyed their fellowship. The entire family have the sincerest condolences from Morning Star MBC and our Prayer is that you will grow stronger in the Lord and know that you will meet your Loved One again. God Bless!

Bobby James

August 5, 2013

My sincere condolences go out to the Jackson family. May God bless and comfort you in these difficult times.

Bobby James,
CBM National Chair Emeritus

Susan Salyer

August 5, 2013

I have not seen or spoken to Ronnie since 1981, but for some reason, thoughts of him popped into my head today & I found this sad information. I worked with Ronnie for 5 years at a psychiatric hospital in Galveston where he taught me so much about empathy, caring & how to set limits with kids while celebrating their creativity & victories. Plus, he had such a great sense of humor & was such a great storyteller!!! Although I haven't seen him in years, I feel a little light has left our planet. I'm glad to see that he had such a full life.

Jennifer Gott

August 5, 2013

I met Mr. Jackson after writing a letter about how teens didn't have anywhere to go and do things when I was a teenager. He listened to what I had to say and did something about it. He holds a special place in my heart and I will never forget how he made me feel. I just wanted the family to know that. I am truly sorry for your loss, he was a great man.

Mark and Mary Anne Ernst

August 4, 2013

Kindness and generosity personified. Ronnie's incredible work with TROUPE Kids, and all kids of the Brazos Valley, was a gracious and loving gift. His engaging personality helped to lift the spirits of anyone who was in his presence. We are grateful for the legacy of love that he leaves us. God's faithful servant has been called home. Thoughts and prayers and caring thoughts are with you all.

Gay Klinger

August 4, 2013

Ronnie was a wonderful friend, colleague and will be missed greatly.He did so very much to support father involvement and led by example.He will be greatly missed. His good work will be remembered and his laugh and smile missed.
Ron and gay Klinger

August 3, 2013

Kelli & Kids....In 1997 I went to work for the City of Bryan and met a great friend & mentor who encouraged me to serve in the Host program at Neal Elementary. He got all of us involved in the Executive Office at the City. It's funny now that I think about it, several people would take lunch hour to go Host at the different schools. He spoke so well of the boys and yes I remember when the first son met his wonderful wife. I heard MANY stories and have never seen more joy in a man's eyes as I did in Ronnie's eyes. I can't even imagine how he felt about his grandkids. Kelli, he was overjoyed when he told me about a wonderful lady he met, and the second comment I heard was how much he loved her son when they met. Nick is a great kid! It was like he won the lottery. I know you all are so proud of what a "Magnificent" person Ronnie was to each of you. He couldn't have had a more beautiful send off than he had today. He will definately go on living in many, many hearts here in the Brazos Valley, and Thank You for never being selfish. May God give you Peace & Comfort all the days to come. Erica Kelley

Milton & Sandy Dare

August 2, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with Kelli and the entire Jackson family! What a wonderful gift that we all shared in the life of Ronnie Lee Jackson. Praise the Lord for his compassion, his service and his caring and giving spirit. May the Lord bless your family and keep you in the days and weeks ahead and grant you peace!

Kani Minton

August 2, 2013

Both Kelli and Ronnie are AMAZING people to get to know. I met them through Habitat for Humanity and for that I am grateful. I enjoy seeing their faces in church every Sunday. They bring a warmth to everyone and everything they touch. The Lord got himself an all-star! Prayers to you all!