OBITUARY

Selwyn C. Jackson

November 4, 1929July 27, 2020

Selwyn C. Jackson was born on November 4th, 1929 in Kingston Jamaica WI to John E. Jackson and Catherine Thomas. He was raised by his grandmother until he was four years old when his mother passed away, and then lived with his father and stepmother Mary. By the age of five he could read most books especially the bible and started elementary school. Being well prepared by his grandmother, he was able to deal with all subjects well. His father quickly recognized his aptitude for learning and sent him to live with his uncle who was the headmaster of the Bath Government school in Bath, St. Thomas, Jamaica.

Selwyn stayed with his uncle for many years until he returned to his father at the age of nineteen. He started painting, and painted homes, hotels and offices with various companies. He was then recommended to work for McManus & Co as a foreman painter at West Indian Sugar Company in Frome, Westmoreland, Jamaica where he worked until February 1958. Selwyn met his future wife Joyce Garrick while travelling to England in 1958 and they were united in Holy Matrimony March 1960. They adopted the Advent message and were both baptized in Coventry. He was employed by the British Motor Corporation in Coventry, England for ten years before emigrating to America in 1967. He worked in banking for several years before starting work at the Brookdale Medical Center until retirement in 1993.

During his 30 years in Brooklyn he was a member of the Hanson Place S.D.A church where he served as a chorister, deacon, pathfinder counselor. He moved permanently to Palm Bay Florida in 1998 to join his wife. His hobbies included gardening, dominoes, writing poems and playing the organ.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, son Loxley, brothers Esbert (Judge) Ronnie, and sisters Genevieve and Genevieve. He leaves to cherish his memory his 7 children Beverley, Michael, Claudette, Derek, Chris, Sharon, Barbara, brothers Oswald, Aston, sisters Fay (Cutie), Madge, 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and his dear church family.

In Loving Memory, The Family A visitation for Selwyn will be held Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Fountainhead Funeral Home, 7359 Babcock Street SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909, followed by a celebration of life service from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Due to the COVID19 restrictions this event is limited to 50 people in attendance. We are requiring attendees to wear mask and observe social distancing. For your convenience you may join this Celebration of Life service via Facebook Live. Please go to the Fountainhead Funeral Home Facebook page and like us, look for the upcoming event in our newsfeed.

Thank You, The staff at Fountainhead Funeral Home

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FountainheadFuneralHome.com for the Jackson family.

  • FAMILY

  • John E. Jackson, Father (deceased)
  • Catherine Thomas Jackson, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Jackson, Stepmother (deceased)
  • Joyce Garrick Jackson, Beloved Wife (deceased)
  • Loxley Jackson, Son (deceased)
  • Selwynleaves to cherish his memory his 7 children Beverley, Michael, Claudette, Derek, Chris, Sharon, Barbara, brothers Oswald, Aston, sisters Fay (Cutie), Madge, 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and his dear church family.

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    Sunday, August 9, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Sunday, August 9, 2020

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Sharon Black/Alvarez

August 10, 2020

So sorry for your lost. May God bless and keep you all. Know that even when our loved ones are gone the love we have remins. God bless.

Loretta Merritt

August 9, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort the family during this difficult time. One day We Shall Behold Him face to face and see our loved ones. My prayers are with you. 🙏🏽

Love,

Loretta Merritt

Sharon Levy

August 9, 2020

I am sorry for your lose. Dad was a good man. Wish I could have seen him before he passed. I most remember the pathfinder days, we had so much fun with your dad. He was a Second dad to most of us. May he Rest In Peace! One love.

Berrys Campbell

August 9, 2020

Jackson Family, sincere condolences to all of you in the loss of your father.

I have fond memories of Uncle bobsey, Aunt Joyce and my mom and dad being together and sharing memories and laughs. I’m sure they are doing that again.

May your many memories of your dad bring you comfort.

Berrys & Deborah Campbell

Yvonne Burris

August 6, 2020

Uncle Bobsey,
You will be remembered forever, I will miss our chats, your unique sense of humour and positive attitude. Your unconditional love for all of us will remain in our hearts always.
Heaven is brighter because a light has gone out on earth.
Rest in Eternal Peace .

Pat (Yvonne Burris and family)


Ian Bryce

August 6, 2020

Bro. Jackson was a dear and close friend to my mother and a father figure to me. He would often visit my mother when she wasn't feeling well and our families would share joyous times together at church picnics and other events. He was a firm but fair Pathfinder leader in Hanson Place. I remember my mother always saying "Give me my flowers when I'm alive" I was fortunate enough to spend time in Florida visiting him and his wife. They made this world a brighter place and they will be missed. Rest now Bro. Jackson until our Lord and Saviour wakes you on that glorious morning to carry you home and say "Well done my good and faithful servant, welcome home." To the Jackson family, my prayers are with each one of you during this time of bereavement. May God continue to comfort you as seek solace in His loving care.

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