Leo S. Jackson
Leo S. Jackson, 80, of Monticello died Friday, April 19, 2013.
He was Born April 22, 1932, in Wilmar, to the late James “Jim” Jackson and Clara Chavis-Jackson. He was a very well-known carpenter throughout southeast Arkansas and began his entrepreneurship over 50 years ago building houses, cabinets and room additions.
He confessed his life to Christ at an early age and rededicated his life back to Christ under the leadership of Rev. Jessie Washington and was a faithful member of St. James A.M.E. church in Wilmar until his health failed him.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, James Edward Jackson, Alberta Walter Jackson, and James Walter Jackson; his sister, Madeline Jackson; and his first wife, Rosie Lee Jackson.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Charlie Mae Smith- Jackson; four sons, Gregory Reid (Bennie), Kenneth Smith Sr., Kevin L. Smith and Nick Smith, all of Monticello; three daughters, Charlotte Smith, Jo Ann Trotter, of Monticello, and Toasha Davis, of Taylor, Mich.; three brothers, James Travis Jackson, of Kenosha Wis., Curley Lee Jackson, of Wilmar, and Lester Marvin Jackson, of Stockdale, Texas; two sisters, Odessa Winfield, of Chicago, Ill., and Patricia Ann Douglas, of Wilmar; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Revival Center Church in Monticello. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at http://www.christianbrothersfuneralhome.com.