John "Larry" Jackson

January 29, 1941February 10, 2021

John Larry Jackson, age 80, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021. He was born January 29, 1941 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Jackson was a 1958 graduate of O’Keefe High School. He proudly served his country as a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Jackson was a 1974 graduate of Immanuel Bible College. He loved the Lord, and his family was the center of his world. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Mr. Jackson worked as an electrician for over 50 years and was a retired member of IBEW Local 613 of Atlanta. He was a long-time member of King’s Way Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School and had served as a former deacon. His life was exemplary of his love for the Lord and his life verse was Romans 8:28.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Ervin Calvin Lee Jackson and Ellen Cornelia (White) Jackson; brother, Weldon Jackson; sister, Mary Ellen Cox; and brother-in-law, Ricky Summers.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia Jackson; his children, Christine (Randall) Agan, Michael (Michele) Jackson, and John (Jackie) Jackson; brother, Malon (Linda) Jackson; sister, Karen Summers; sister-in-law, Jean Jackson; grandchildren, Kristie Doster, Jennipher Barnett, Alexander Jackson, Lauren Jackson, Jack Jackson, Jamie Jackson, Daisy Jackson and Jimmy Jackson; great-grandchildren, Kyan Barnett, Kyler Barnett and Jackson Doster; as well as other nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the King’s Way Baptist Church on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 with Pastor Joe Hayman and Brother Donnie Chandler officiating. Following the funeral, Mr. Jackson will be laid to rest at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

While guests are welcome, due to Covid-19 protocols and limited seating in the Chapel, the funeral service will be livestreamed at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Mr. Jackson to Baptist International Missions, Inc.; P. O. Box 9, Harrison, TN 37341, (423) 344-5050,

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Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134


  • Patricia Jackson, Beloved Wife of 58 Years
  • Ervin Calvin Lee Jackson, Father (deceased)
  • Ellen Cornelia White Jackson, Mother (deceased)
  • Weldon Jackson, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Ellen Cox, Sister (deceased)
  • Ricky Summers, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Christine Agan (Randall), Daughter
  • Michael Jackson (Michele), Son
  • John Jackson (Jackie), Son
  • Malon Jackson (Linda), Brother
  • Karen Summers, Sister
  • Jean Jackson, Sister-in-law
  • Kristie Doster, Grandchild
  • Jennipher Barnett, Grandchild
  • Alexander Jackson, Grandchild
  • Lauren Jackson, Grandchild
  • Jack Jackson, Grandchild
  • Jamie Jackson, Grandchild
  • Daisy Jackson, Grandchild
  • Jimmy Jackson, Grandchild
  • Kyan Barnett, Great-Grandchild
  • Kyler Barnett, Great-Grandchild
  • Jackson Doster, Great-Grandchild


  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • Interment

    Sunday, February 14, 2021


John "Larry" Jackson

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Ed Lester

February 14, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. The family was our neighbor in Decatur.when I was young. Larry and Patricia were beloved by my parents and myself, and always lived in a way that glorified the Lord. As an adult, I continued to periodically see Larry and Patricia, and as always he exemplified genuine kindness and a godly spirit. He will be missed by family and friends, but we all know he left this world a better place and now is rejoicing in a better place!!! RIP and WELL DONE, Larry!!!!

Richard n K. shiela McLean

February 13, 2021

We have been blessed to have known Mr Larry Jackson always extending a hand of welcome with a giant smile. Thank you all Jackson family for sharing Larry with us God bless you all.

Debra Mayfield

February 11, 2021

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Jackson Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.