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Mr. John Wesley Jackson

April 14, 1953 — February 14, 2023


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Mr. John Wesley Jackson, affectionately known as Ted or “JJ" entered this earthly journey on April 14,1953 in Fort Gaines, Georgia, to the late Hasten Jackson and Mary Lee (Ward) Childs, and stepfather Homer Ward. John was preceded in death by his sister, Earnestine McGriff and brother, Julian Jackson.

John dedicated his life to Christ at an early age. He was a devoted member of Wooden Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Leesburg, Georgia. He was a faithful servant in his church and took his dedication to the Lord seriously, serving in the capacities of Usher, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent until the Lord transitioned him home.

John graduated from Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida in 1972. After high school, John attended Kentucky Job Corps where he trained to become a Carpenter. Shortly after graduating from Job Corp, he enlisted in the United States Navy. After years of serving, he relocated to Leesburg Georgia, where he met the love of his life, his wife Ardie Jackson. They were married for 47 years. To this union four children were born.

John was always a very hardworking employee. Some of his past employers included Lilliston Corporation and Terrell Framing Company, where he worked as a Carpenter. However, John found a home at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia. There, he worked as a painter for 30 years. He was a loyal and reliable civil servant until the time he retired, June 30, 2017. He was loved and well-respected by his colleagues and would often visit them whenever he was in the city of Albany. His friends and colleagues always looked forward to his visits. John was a member of Eastside Lodge No. 152, the Scottish Rite Freemasonry, A.F. & A.M. Jurisdiction of Georgia.

John was a loving, devoted and committed husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family dearly. John and his wife Ardie, were inseparable. They both were like two peas in a pod, you didn't see one without the other. His five children were his pride and joy. He loved having family gatherings with his children, grandchildren and other family members. All of his grandchildren had a special place in his heart. Anytime they visited it made his day. One of his favorite pastimes with his grandchildren was taking them for a ride on his "Gator" and taking them to church. John was a dresser. Every time he stepped out of the house he was sharper than a tack and knew how to "Pick em up and Put em down!" John was not only a good God-fearing man with a gentle spirit, but he was a man who had a great sense of humor. He loved to laugh and to create great memories with family and friends. He will forever be remembered for the joy and laughter that he brought in everyone's life.

God’s master plan was fulfilled in the life of John "Ted" Jackson, on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. He departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest.

He leaves to cherish precious memories, his loving wife, Ardie Jackson and his five children; Lashica (William) Jackson-Grier of Atlanta, GA; John (Danica) W. Jackson Jr. of Charlottee, NC; Corey Jackson of Delaware, NJ; Homer Jackson of Leesburg, GA; and Anita Knighton of Albany, GA; his siblings Hazel Jackson-Browder of Atlanta, GA and Dora (James) Jackson-Priester of Jacksonville, FL. One sister-in-law, Debra Jackson of Leesburg, GA. Nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; Four aunts; Shaffie (A.B.) Long of Orlando, FL; Cherry Mitchell of Leesburg, GA; Christine Bets of Chicago, IL; and Mildred Childs of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family; devoted cousins, Willie "Sonnie" Wallace of Albany, GA; Raymond Childs of Clay County, FL and James Childs of Apopka, FL; and friends at (MCLB) of Albany, GA. John will continue to always resonate in the hearts of all who knew and loved him dearly.



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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 24, 2023

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Poteat-Wakefield Funeral Directors - Dunbar Chapel

435 Dunbar Lane, Albany, GA 31701

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church

714 GA Highway 195, Leesburg, GA 31763

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