Benjamin C. Jackson Jr.

July 21, 1944April 28, 2021

Bossier City, La. – Celebration of life services for MSgt. Benjamin Cain Jackson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) will be held at 2:00 Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton, LA. Interment will follow. Brother Jessie Colston of First Baptist Oil City will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hill Crest.

Ben was born July 21, 1944 in Charlotte, NC and entered into rest Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Ben retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. He went on to run a successful business in Shreveport for another 25 years before retiring again.

Preceding Ben in death was his loving wife, Mary Karen Powell; his father, Benjamin Jackson, Sr.; mother, Peggy Henry Jackson Heffner; sisters, Jackie & Joy; and brothers, Bob & Michael “Butch”.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Deborah DeAnn Rickman & fiancé Richard McAnn; Michael Thomas Jackson, Sr. & wife Andi; & Frank Heffner Jackson; brother, Jimmy; sisters, Gloria & Rhonda; grandchildren, Wayne & wife Courtney Jackson; Chris & wife Kim Schopp; Aaron Rosenbloom; Benjamin Graham & Mikey Jackson; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kevin, Jameson, Cameron, Christian, Micah, Sklyer, Josie, Moriah, Jaylee & Mary Karen; great-great-grandchild, Casen.

~ Until we meet again …


  • Mary Karen Powell, Wife (deceased)
  • Benjamin Jackson, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Peggy Henry Jackson Heffner, Mother (deceased)
  • Jackie, Sister (deceased)
  • Joy, Sister (deceased)
  • Bob, Brother (deceased)
  • Michael "Butch", Brother (deceased)
  • Deborah DeAnn Rickman (Richard McAnn), Daughter
  • Michael Thomas Jackson, Sr. (Andi), Son
  • Frank Heffner Jackson, Son
  • Jimmy, Brother
  • Gloria, Sister
  • Rhonda, Sister
  • grandchildren: Wayne & wife Courtney Jackson, Chris & wife Kim Schopp, Aaron Rosenbloom, Benjamin Graham & Mikey Jackson
    great-grandchildren: Nathan, Kevin, Jameson, Cameron, Christian, Micah, Sklyer, Josie, Moriah, Jaylee & Mary Karen
    great-great-grandchild, Casen.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Benjamin C. Jackson Jr.

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Michael Ruybal

April 29, 2021

I spent a lot of my younger years at the Jackson’s home, Mrs Jackson always made chef style meals and Mr. Jackson was always helpful and tried to teach you mechanical skills in which he was so good at. Could fix anything and tried to teach you the know how,. Such a great family that I so enjoyed growing up with. I remember when Mr. Jackson owned the gas station on North Market. If I had car trouble he would always tell me to bring it to him, and he would always give me a cheap price to fix my problem, probably less than what it cost him to do it. But he was just a kind and giving man, will miss him dearly. Rest in piece Mr. Jackson 🙏🙏🙏🙏