Funeral services for James (Ricky) (Slim) Jackson 47, of Little Rock and formerly of Marvell, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Twin City Church of Christ

Funeral services for James (Ricky) (Slim) Jackson 47, of Little Rock and formerly of Marvell, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Twin City Church of Christ at 1615 Highway 49 in Helena-West Helena, with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park on Highway 49 in Barton.
Ricky was a 1980 graduate of Marvell High School where he played basketball for the Marvell Mustangs.  His passion for basketball brought him to Helena to play for Phillips Community College, where he met his companion of 21 years.  To this union, two sons were born.
He departed this life on Jan. 16, 2010 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.
 He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Marilyn, three children, his mother and father, grandmother, three brothers, four sisters, three uncles, four aunts, mother and father-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Brown's Home For Funerals will direct the services.