OBITUARY

Leroy Jackson

September 21, 1949June 9, 2018
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Leroy Jackson, age 68 of 8760 Hawkins Road, Linden, NC, departed this life on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at his home. He was born September 21, 1949 in Erwin, North Carolina to the late James Henry Jackson, Sr. and the late Mary Elizabeth Hawkins Jackson. He is also preceded in death by his son, Rodney Dewayne Young; brother: James Henry Jackson, Jr.; and three sisters: Lena Frances Jackson, Mary Alice Wilson and Lois Irene Yeoman.

Leroy was a true fisherman. If he wasn't fishing, he was visiting with his family or his buddies, talking about fishing. Whenever he was asked "How'd you do today?" He would always respond "Pretty good, got a snuff box full of big ones and a few little ones." However, when asked "How'd Doris do?" He'd say "Well, she caught them ice cream fish, they melted before she got them in the boat." Doris was the love of his life. They met over 38 years ago and were wed on January 8, 1983. Together they owned and operated the Linden Oil Company and the Icee Hut at the IGA in Erwin. Leroy certainly loved his family, and the greatest times of his life is when you combine family with fishing, especially deep sea fishing in Panama City, even when Timmy got sea sick that one time. Leroy was a proud husband, father and grandfather. Leroy wasn't one to sit still, if he wasn't out visiting or fishing, you could find him in his garden, tending to his vegetables. When the evening came and the sun began to set, Leroy would be in his favorite chair, stretched out watching Gunsmoke or Cold Case Files, that is unless there was a game being televised. It really didn't matter what sport: tennis, football, baseball, or basketball, he loved them all! Leroy was a simple man. When some people go out to dinner, they require cloth napkins and fancy tablecloths, but not Leroy, just give him a bean burrito or a Mexican pizza from Taco Bell and he was a happy man. Why, he loved Taco Bell so much, when him and Doris lived in Florida he would eat there four days a week. He was a proud Pine Forest High School, Class of 1967 Alumni. Most of all he loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Praise Fellowship Church of God in Fayetteville. His sudden passing will leave a void that no one can fill.

Leroy leaves behind to honor his legacy his loving wife of 35 years, Doris Jean Young Jackson; two sons: William Timothy Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia and Stephen Daniel Jackson and wife Dana of Fayetteville, North Carolina; one daughter: Kimberly Rose Hair and husband Waymon of Linden, North Carolina; nine grandchildren: Ashley Martin, Taylor Heinz, Mary Young, Liam Young, Jonathan Jackson, Brayden Young, Olivia Young, Kasey Hair, and Dylan Hair; seven great-grandchildren: Cyara Jefferson, Ryleigh Martin, Andrew Martin, Jailynn Martin, Marlee-Jean Martin, Ethan Hair and Aidyn Hair, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

You are cordially invited to a time of visitation from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Praise Fellowship Church Of God.

A funeral service to commemorate the life of Leroy Jackson will be conducted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of Praise Fellowship Church Of God, 514 Adam St, Fayetteville, NC 2830, with Rev. John Haney and Rev. Richard Williford officiating. Annette Masouras, Greg Masouras, Richie Martin, Carl Yeoman, Eric Heinz and Joseph Jackson will be serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to Praise Fellowship Church Of God, 514 Adam St, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.cromartiemiller.com

  • FAMILY

  • James Henry Jackson Sr., Father
  • Mary Elizabeth Hawkins Jackson, Mother
  • Doris Jean Young Jackson, Wife
  • Rodney Dewayne Young, Son
  • William Timothy Jackson, Son
  • Stephen Daniel Jackson and wife Dana, Son
  • Kimberly Rose Hair and husband Waymon, Daughter
  • James Henry Jackson Jr., Brother
  • Mary Alice Wilson, Sister
  • Lena Frances Jackson, Sister
  • Lois Irene Yeoman, Sister
  • Ashley Martin, Grandchild
  • Taylor Heinz, Grandchild
  • Mary Young, Grandchild
  • Liam Young, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Jackson, Grandchild
  • Brayden Young, Grandchild
  • Olivia Young, Grandchild
  • Kasey Hair, Grandchild
  • Dylan Hair, Grandchild
  • Cyara Jefferson, Great Grandchild
  • Ryleigh Martin, Great Grandchild
  • Andrew Martin, Great Grandchild
  • Jailynn Martin, Great Grandchild
  • Marlee-Jean Martin, Great Grandchild
  • Ethan Hair, Great Grandchild
  • Aidyn Hair, Great Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Annette Masouras
  • Greg Masouras
  • Richie Martin
  • Carl Yeoman
  • Eric Heinz
  • Joesph Jackson
  • DONATIONS

  • Praise Fellowship Church Of God

Services

  • Receiving Of Friends Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leroy Jackson

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Linda Fripp

June 13, 2018

I will miss his wit and humor
Every time he saw me he would hug me and I’d ask him if he was staying out of trouble and he’d say nope that’s no fun!!
And he’d say how about you and I’d say me eather .
To me he was such a kind and gentle man who adored his wife and loved his family
And his church.
We love you all and am praying 🙏🏽 for Jesus to wrap his arms around you .

Kimberly Hair

June 13, 2018

5 generations

Melody and Guiseppe DiGregorio

June 13, 2018

Our love and prayers go out to Doris and family. May Leroy rest in the Loving arms of Our Father in peacefully, and God comfort the broken hearts of those left behind. Love Joe and Melody DiGregorio

Tim and Shirley Walker

June 12, 2018

LeRoy you will be missed so much. You brought laughter and fun when you were around. I thank the Lord for bringing you and Doris in our life you are dear friends to us. Your teasing brought so many funny laughs our way. The tenfoil will always be our fun memory. Love you LeRoy see you one day soon around the banquet table in heaven. Doris and all of the family God has you in his hands, LeRoy is in a beautiful city of Gold where we will see him one day . Love all of you, praying for you

Shauna' Brewington Harper

June 11, 2018

Spending the weekend when I was younger, Uncle Leroy introduced me to grits with grape jelly! I told him "ewww"! He said "come on girl, try it" Not my favorite but i'll NEVER forget the fun I had with him ! RIP Uncle Leroy🛐❤

Donna Cross

June 11, 2018

I am so sorry and I love you all... LeRoy is with his heavenly father

Tommy and kathy Sanders

June 11, 2018

Years ago when Leroy and Tommy were able they would put out the set net at Alligator Point Florida to catch mullet and a shark got between Tommy and Leroy and Tommy shove the bucket towards Leroy he almost walked on water that day we have laughed a lot through the years about that fishing trip Leroy will be greatly missed he was a simple man with a heart of gold

Kimberly Hair

June 11, 2018

My Dad taught me everything except how to live without him

Suzy Murolo

June 11, 2018

Always kind and heartfelt to everyone who knew him. He was the strength for Doris ,his children, his family, and his friends. He was my cousin by marriage and I always felt his love was strong. You will be missed. Until we meet again we love you.❤️Love Always Suzy and Kyle.

Kim Folger

June 11, 2018

Leroy has always reminded me of my own dad. He would make you laugh and bring a smile to your face know matter what you had going on or going through. I would always ask how he was doing and knowing he didn't feel the best he was always positive . We loved him very much and we love his family so much. Our prayers and thoughts are with them and will be in the upcoming days. We pray for peace and comfort for each and everyone of them.
Kim, Charles and Kadyn