Jimmy D. Jackson
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Jackson were held at 11 a.m. June 26,
2019, at the Saulters Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Jackson, 78, died June
24, 2019, in Hattiesburg. Reverend Vernon Terrell officiated and
burial was in the St. James Cemetery.
Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were James Thompson, Mike Antoniuk, Billy Cavanaugh,
Gregory Cavanaugh and Lee Swales.
A 1959 graduate of Bassfield High School, Jimmy was a lifelong
resident of Bassfield. He and his high school sweetheart Marcia Sue
Cavanaugh Jackson enjoyed 60 years together from their marriage in
In addition to many, many positive moments over the years, Jimmy and
Marcia Sue endured the unimaginable loss of two children in separate
automobile accidents in the 1980s, they were strengthened by each
other and the confidence of reuniting with them.
Jimmy was a hard worker all of his life and was a successful
entrepreneur, setting a great example for his children, grandchildren,
nieces and nephews. After years as a construction contractor in the
local community and along the Gulf Coast, Jimmy and Marcia Sue founded
J&J’s Supermarket on Highway 35 in Bassfield. He poured many years of
hard work and love into the business. Now operated by their son, Gary
and granddaughter, Megan. J & J’s is a staple in the Bassfield
community offering gas, groceries, snacks, beverages and storage
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis and mother, Merle; his
brothers, Glen and Lindsey; son, Bryan and daughter, Tonya.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marcia Sue; his son, Gary
(Virginia); grandchildren, Megan, Melanie and Garrett (Bobbi); great
grandchildren, DJ, Keaton and Kennedy; brother-in-law’s;
sister-in-law’s; nieces and nephews who will miss his pointy wit and
sense of humor.
Visitation was June 26, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11 a.m. at Saulters
funeral home before the service.
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