Funeral services for Brack Rueben Jackson 51, of Lake View will be held Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at New Haven M.B. Church at 404 West Street with the Rev. Andrew Gibson officiating
Funeral services for Brack Rueben Jackson 51, of Lake View will be held Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at New Haven M.B. Church at 404 West Street with the Rev. Andrew Gibson officiating. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Barton.
Jackson was born August 17, 1958 in Snow Lake to Willie Gene and Viola Jackson. He was the seventh of 14 children born to this union. He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age at the New Canaan M.B. Church. After relocating as a child to Lake View, he joined First Baptist Lake View M.B. Church. He later joined Divine Deliverance where he remained a member until his death.
He began school at Carrie I. King, attended Snow Lake Elementary School and graduated from C.V. White High School in Lake View. Following graduation, he entered the military service. He received an honorable discharge and began to do construction work. He operated heavy equipment and was a skytrack operator for many years assisting the construction of many large building projects across the country. After he returned to Lake View, he began working for the city as a water distribution operator, wastewater treatment manager, and water meter reader. He received training and certificates from the Department of Health, Arkansas Department of Environmental Control, the Arkansas Environmental Academy, the Arkansas Fire Academy, Consumer Confidence School and Water Treatment Math Session among others totaling 280 hours.
He was an Emergency Response meeting graduate. Brack also joined the National Guard and served faithfully until his health began to fail. He ran for mayor of Lake View in 2002. He died March 17, 2010 at his home in Lake View. His parents, Willie Jackson Sr. and Viola Jackson and his brother, Vincent Edward Jackson Sr. preceded him in death
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children whom he loved dearly, Alex DeWayne Jackson and Alexis Ivory Jackson; nine sisters and five brothers, Bernice Taylor, Jacksonville, Thelma (Edward) Evans, Oklahoma City, Velma (Hillary) Gray, Lake View, Willie Jackson Jr., Fort Smith, Joyce (Anthony) Lofton, North Little Rock, Ola (Albert) Woods, Helena-West Helena, Evelyn Thomas, Lake View, Danny (Gayle) Jackson, Oklahoma City, Meshall (Devin) Winnegan, Honolulu, Hawaii, Viola (Daniel) Seals, Snow Lake, Quinton Jackson, Oklahoma City, Anthony (Sadie) Jackson, Oneida, Ulysses (Mike) Freeman; Floyd Dunlap, Crumrod, three uncles, Marvin (Doris) Redmond, Ed (BJ) Redmond, Tunica, Miss., Samuel Chatman, Helena, a great uncle, Rev. Johnny Glass, Helena-West Helena; three aunts, Pearl (Alfred) Burns, St. Louis, Lue Vella Reed, Jacksonville, Lessie Webster, Jacksonville, a great aunt, Theresa Jackson, Chicago; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other loved ones. Although he loved all of his nieces and nephews, one he was particularly fond of and credited with saving his life on more than one occasion, was Robin Robinson.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com