Lesttley Jackson

July 22, 1950June 10, 2021

Lesttley Jackson, age 70, of Santa Rosa, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Lesttley was born July 22, 1950.

He was a man of God. A mighty prayer warrior and an evangelist. He will always be remembered for his big hugs, his big laughs, his wonderful smiles and his hallelujahs! He served his country in the Marine Corps during the Viet Nam Era. He was a member of the Presidential Guard at the Western White House in San Clemente, California. His other MO was Anti-Tanks and Demolitions. He competed in Karate and won 2nd Place in the State of Texas Heavyweight Division in the early 1980’s. He loved the beach and the ocean. He was not only a scuba diver but also a scuba instructor. At one time, he owned an underwater salvage and maintenance business. Les was also a volunteer for the Galveston County Can Do, Search and Rescue Team. He organized the first volunteer Fire Department for Shady, Arkansas and was the first Fire Chief. He loved to hunt, fish and trap. He was Native American. An enrolled member of the Klamath-Modoc-Yahooskin Tribe of Chiloquin, Oregon.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years: Dianne Lynn Jackson Nee: Wisdom His Children: Lesttley Jackson III; Donald Joseph Jackson; Mikala White His Step-Children: Johnny D. Moore, Carol L. Rosales, Angela Lynn McBay Grandchildren: Savannah Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Tyler Jackson, Lesttley Jackson IV, Aceson Jackson, Ava White Step-Grandchildren: Jennifer Lynn Thurber, Dustin P. Steele, Danielle Schmidt, Brittnie McClelland, Christopher Rosales, Autumn Moore, Kristen Moore, Micah Moore, Kaylee McBay Great Grandchildren: Kaiden and Khyson Jackson Step Great Grandchildren: Hannah and Bella Raphael, Joshua Steele, Jayson and Justin Thurber, Sterling and Quintin Moore. Brother: Donald Thomas Jackson

He was preceded in death by his parents: Lesttley Jackson Sr. and Phyllis Mae Barkley Jackson and his sister, Gloria Jean Culvert.

Memorial Services will take place on June 19, 2021 at 4pm at the Collective Church, 1259 Stuart Place Road, Harlingen, Texas

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 19, 2021


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Lulu Paoli

June 17, 2021

On Angel’s wings you were taken away but in our heart’s you will always stay.
Loved and missed by all that knew you.