OBITUARY

Raymond "Ray" Lamont Jackson

December 13, 1942April 10, 2021
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RAYMOND’S LIFE JOURNEY

Raymond (Ray) Lamont Jackson was born to the late Lucius Jackson and Irene West on December 13, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Raymond attended Philadelphia’s Catholic and Public-School Systems and graduated from Dobbins Vocational High School.

In 1967, Raymond began diligently working for the City of Philadelphia with the Department of Streets in various employment positions, Truck Driver, Heavy Equipment Operator, Interim Foreman, etc. Due to health reasons, Ray was granted early retirement in August 1992 with full benefits to continue to maintain a good quality of life.

In 1978, Raymond met his “Soul-Mate” Jessie Lorraine Robinson. They later were married by Pastor Theodore Johnson of Harambe Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From their union, God bless them with their daughter Rana Laverne, and their two sons Martin Luther and Thomas Anthony. Raymond has always been a very loving, kind, congenial, understand, considerate, respectful, and genuine lover and friend to me (his wife) and all those he knew. He was a BLESSING AND A MAN OF GOD!

In 1990, Raymond accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He later was Baptized by Pastor Samuel Washington of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Throughout Ray’s Christian Walk, he enjoyed being a Servant of the Lord. Ray was involved with The Gideons and Bible Distribution, KAIROS Prison Ministry, Promise Keepers, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), Yoke Fellowship Prison Ministry, and other various Ministries in his local church.

In 1998, Raymond moved his family to Tucson Arizona where he continued to be in the service of our Lord. Raymond and Jessie first attended Trinity Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor E.J. McDowell. It was a blessing for Trinity to open their Doors on Sunday evenings because Jessie worked on Sunday mornings for a time. Raymond and Jessie then transitioned and joined with Living Water Ministries in 2000. Under the leadership of Apostle Warren Anderson Jr., Raymond was ordained as a Deacon where he wholeheartedly provided service and care to those in the Church and outside Street Ministry. Raymond was also active in the Men’s Ministry, Greeter, and Transportation Ministry. Raymond and Jessie also fellowshipped for a brief time with Rising Start Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor Amos L. Lewis, and then reunited with Living Water Ministries.

In addition, Raymond had a heart for mentoring and caring for children, especially at-risk youth. Raymond and Jessie both took on the Ministry of Caring for Children and Youth who were placed in Foster Care. Ray continued to devote his love, time, and talents to the children until he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Dementia in 2016. At that time in the best interest of the children, Raymond retired from the Ministry of Caring for Children and Youth in the home. God knows, Raymond has touched the lives of so many.

On April 10, 2021 Raymond’s life and time on this Earth came to an end. He went home to be with Father God, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is now in Heaven with Jehovah God and some of his family loved ones and friends who had gone before him. I believe there is much rejoicing, praising, and celebrating that a true child of the King has entered through the Pearly Gates of Heaven.

WELL DONE RAYMOND, A GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT!

Raymond leaves behind his wife Jessie Lorraine Robinson-Jackson; Rana L. Jackson-Braun, daughter; Martin L. Jackson, son; Thomas A. Jackson, son; Faith Chaney, sister in-law; Douglas Robinson, brother in-law; Joseph Ward, brother in-law; Jeff Braun, son in-law; Patrice Jackson, daughter in-law; grandchildren, Jayden, Raniah, Brielle, Grayson, and Melody. From a previous marriage, Merleen Williams, daughter; Roxanna Donald, daughter; Terrence Williams, son in-law; Linwood Donald, son in-law; grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor, Blair, and Brittany. He also leaves behind, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins including Ashley, Gay, Margo, Candy, and Kim; his childhood friends Fairfax and Jimmy C. and many, many more friends he has known throughout his years.

A DEDICATION TO MY HUSBAND RAYMOND (RAY) LAMONT JACKSON

To God our Father: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 KJV)

To My Husband Ray, THANK YOU for being on this life journey with me. Thank you for your obedience to do it God’s way. We can praise God for bringing us out of the world’s darkness and our years of a God-centered marriage. Thank you, Ray, and bless you for your loving kindness toward me in all my endeavors.

I thank God that we have experienced God’s love, grace, mercy, and His goodness together. We have gone through some rough patches but we both knew that God was and continues to be with us. God did not forsake us; He brought us over, under, around, and through our moments of testing, troubles, and trial. We always had His assurance through Jesus Christ of love, blessings, and strength to make it through a day-at-a time.

We are walking out God’s will and plans for our lives. We know just how far and from where God has brought us and even when we have stumbled, only God kept us from falling.

Many people measure success by the physical and or material things that they have and the people they may know. Without a doubt, we know and understand that our success is spiritual and comes from knowing JESUS!

We have come to learn about who God is and we have come to love God, who loves us with an EVERLASTING LOVE! We are living a pleasing and spiritually blameless life through the will of God our Father. We have Jesus Christ who is our Redeemer and the Holy Spirit who is our Guide while on this earth together.

Raymond, you now have received your Ultimate Healing and Redemption, and you are now with our Lord and Savior. God has blessed you Ray Jackson beyond measure.

Ray, I will always love you with an everlasting love. I am so grateful and thankful that God has allowed us to be together as loving martial partners, loving best friends, and His loving children. I am going to missed you so deeply, but I know that we will be together again, when I come Home to Heaven. It is all about knowing and accepting Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior…WE WIN! Amen

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Kenneth Mayer

April 25, 2021

It was always a pleasure to see Ray's & Jessie's smiling faces when they visited our summer programs @ Tucson Parks & Recreation when they left off & picked up Thomas.They were 2 of the nicest & kindness parents to visit. Ray would always take time to speak with me while waiting for Thomas. I cannot think of a nicer man I have ever met! We all will miss him & his visits and beautiful soul at T P & R. May he rest in peace & joy.
Ken Mayer, Sr. Recreation Worker
Tucson Parks & Recreation

Tiffany Richardson

April 23, 2021

I strongly believe everybody is blessed with that one special person for a reason, but in my situation I was blessed with 2 wonderful people Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Jessie Jackson. I was truly honored and felt and still feel that joy to have been chosen (Yes the lord chose myself) out of all these wonderful people in the world to be placed in their lives. We bonded so wonderfully, like family looking out for one and other being very helpful with one and other. Yes I was torn greatly when Raymond was called home but the one thing that kept me strong was the amazing words from Jessie. She had quoted one day its not word for word but close enough she said, "yes its a sad situation but I'm not going to be sad because I know where Raymond is he was called home and I know he is safe and patiently waiting for me when its my time" I've never heard or ever seen someone hold so strong and say something that encouraging. I send my condolences to you and your family and just want to thank you for allowing me to build that friendship we have. 🙏
❤ ~Tiffany Richardson ~
4/23/2021

Teresa White

April 23, 2021

People who contribute so many positives to society are always missed. Ray will truly be missed. Much love to Jessie and her family.

Fairfax Campbell

April 23, 2021

I remember the day I met Raymond Lamont, the Mouse, the
Mountain, Pretty Boy Jackson. It was the beginning of the longest
strongest friendship I have ever known, a friendship, never affected
by time, distance, circumstance or events. He was a man of real
dedication and commitment. I will miss him more than I can say. My
sympathy for his family and other friends. Now, I must thank God
for my seventy years with the Rayski Dayski !

Faith Chaney

April 23, 2021

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; they simply mean we will miss you until we meet again. Your memory will continue to live on through those who love you. Condolences and love from the Chaney family. 🕊🙏🏾🤍

Jean “Teena Curry

April 23, 2021

Rest In Peace Ray. Remember when you let me come in your and Jess home? I was so thankful that you took me in. I never said this out loud but it was in my heart. You were nice people and when you get up there I know our God will say my good servant you are here. Jesse you still have Ray, just remember he is in your heart and you talk to him when ever you want. Just stand tall for God have you in His nail scarred hands and is saying He will be with you and your daughter. May God continue to bless you through this time. Love you all Teena

Darlene St John

April 22, 2021

I felt like I knew Ray through the love Jessie, my friend showed for him down through the years. It was truly a love that stood the test of time and glorified God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ray's faith has now become sight!

Valeri Henderson

April 22, 2021

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Ray as I know Jessie very well.
A fellow capricorn, the photos speak for themselves. He will be missed.
Rest in peace 🕊️ Ray 🙏

Lana Gordon

April 20, 2021

We are so sad for our loss but indeed happy that Bro. Ray is in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ❤️. I am so thankful the good Lord crossed our paths. We will always remember your smiling face, your jokes, your words of encouragement and your kind and gentle spirit. We pray for God's comfort and peace for all those who loved him.

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