OBITUARY

Raymond Jackson

November 12, 1938September 4, 2010

Raymond Jackson passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010 at his home, after a lengthy illness. He died at the age of 71. He was born November 12, 1938 in Petersburg, VA, to Jessie and Elizabeth Jackson. Ray grew up in Philadelphia, PA with four brothers, Leland who currently resides in Petersburg, VA and Henry, Lester and Robert who preceded him in death. He attended and graduated from Overbrook High School. Ray joined the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1957 where he spent a total of 27 years as an Air Surveillance Weapons Tech. He flew many combat missions over Southeast Asia and Vietnam with a total of six tours. He retired from the USAF in 1980 after spending four years as one of the first AWACS instructors. He was father to son, Marcus O. Jackson, Sr; stepfather to James Imoe III; Joshua Imoe; grandfather to Marcus O. Jackson, Jr. and Quinton Marcellus Jackson of Sacramento, CA. Ray was also father to adopted daughters, Brittinie and Bree Combs of Oklahoma City, OK. Grandfather to Amaia "Buggs" Williams, Sebastian Imoe. During his marriages he became the stepfather of many children. Ray began employment as a bus operator with Metro Transit in June 1983 and retired in September 2009 due to ill health. There he met his current wife, Linda. Ray took great pleasure in working out with weights at the base gym, watching Bree train for years to earn a black belt in martial arts and spending time with his family. Although Ray fought a tough battle with prostate cancer, it did not prevent him and his wife, Linda, from driving halfway across the country to celebrate Thanksgiving with his son and grandchildren in Sacramento, CA in November 2009. His funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Sunny Lane Chapel.

The family will be greeting friends Monday, September 13, 2010 at Sunny Lane Funeral Home from 3 until 9 PM.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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Joshua Imoe

November 27, 2010

Ray, what do you say at a moment like this? You have taught me a lot and were always there for me. Thank you for everything you have ever done. You have taught me not only how to be a man but a gentleman! Always know that I love you! "This We'll Defend!"

Mookie Monster

November 26, 2010

Daddy i love and i miss you theres so much i want ot tell you....the the holidays will be nothin with out you but youll always be in my heart. i will never forget you!!!! Love you fover

Britttinie Combs

November 26, 2010

Hey papa you are truely missed by all of us... Thanksgiving just passed and it was not the same without you. None of the holidays will be the same you always made them EXTRA special maybe it was just because you were here but now its up tobus to make the holidays extra special..... I love and miss you papa.

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Linda Jackson

November 26, 2010

Even though your chair was empty on this Thanksgiving Day, we're keeping the memories of you forever in our hearts. I Love You Honey

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Linda Jackson

September 21, 2010

My Soulmate, although you are gone you'll be forever in my heart. LOVE YOU and MISS YOU RAY-RAY. Forever Yours MoeJack