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Gene Berkley Jackson

November 9, 1935 — October 3, 2023

Jersey City, NJ

 

Mr. Gene Berkley Jackson, 87, transitioned peacefully on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, in Jersey City, NJ. Gene was born on November 9th, 1935, to Newton Jackson Sr. and Emmaline Whitfield-Jackson in Collins, Georgia. Gene was the ninth of ten children. Four brothers, Lewis, Newton Jr., Randall (Queen) and Clifford (Ernestine); one foster brother, Michael Davis, four sisters, Corene Oliver, Miriam Delores Johnson, Collins, GA, Ollie Dean Berry (James Wilton.), Hampton, VA, and Barbara Usher, Collins, GA.

Gene was educated in the public school system of Collins, GA and was known for his baseball prowess. Upon graduating from high school, Gene attended North Carolina A&T University, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He later moved to New Jersey where he met and married the late Mrs. Faye Rae Jackson of Jersey City, NJ (South Carolina). Their union lasted 63 years. Through their union they were blessed with three loving and devoted children, Veronica Y. Jackson, Gerald A. Jackson, and Tracy L. Jackson-Eason. 

Gene was very industrious, working for several companies over the span of his career, including Davis Manufacturing and Federal Express, ultimately retiring from the NJ Transit Corporation after many years of dedicated service. Gene was also a member of the Friendship Masonic Lodge No. 44 in Jersey City, NJ and a Shriner with the Goloconda Temple No. 24 of Newark, NJ. 

Gene was determined his children would have every advantage available to them within his power. It was commonplace for him to work 12 or more hours a day to provide for his family. Despite his busy work schedule, Gene enjoyed spending quality family time. He enjoyed taking his children to see the NY Mets play professional baseball at the old Shea Stadium. He also enjoyed taking them crabbing in the Hudson River, swimming at Lake Tobago, and to the Palisades Amusement Park. 

Gene also loved his grandchildren very much. He enjoyed talking to them about his life growing up in the south.  He enjoyed cooking for them and would prepare their favorite dishes every time they visited. He always made sure they understood the importance of getting a good education. 

                                                     

From Labor to Reward

Gene is survived by his daughters Veronica Y Jackson of Jersey City, NJ and Tracy Jackson-Eason of Scotch Plains, NJ (Charles), his son, Gerald A. Jackson (PA), two grandchildren (William Berkley Louis Eason and Candace Alexandra Rae Eason), two sisters, Miriam Delores Johnson, and Ollie Dean Berry (Wilton), and a host of nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. for a time of visitation at the chapel of Low Country Cremation & Burial.  A Homegoing Celebration will begin following the visitation at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Low Country Cremation & Burial with Rev. Dr. Brenda Nobles-Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in Jackson Cemetery.  

Low Country Cremation & Burial is honored to serve the Jackson family.

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Visitation

Thursday, October 19, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Low Country Cremation & Burial

124 Jordan Street, Reidsville, GA 30453

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 19, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Low Country Cremation & Burial

124 Jordan Street, Reidsville, GA 30453

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Interment

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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