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William Donald Jackson

Obituary Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

William Donald Jackson was born on August 17, 1942 in Gainesville, Georgia, to Charlie Henry and Annie Lou Thompson Jackson.  One of four brothers, Don grew up in the southern areas of Georgia.  They moved frequently so his experiences were varied going to different schools.   He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Duard Jackson, James Edwin Jackson, Jessie Clyde Jackson.  Son, Glenn Kerry Jackson as well as his parents. 

Don went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 27, 2021 in Salina, Kansas.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy; a sister-in-law Rita Cole of St Neots, England; his sons James Michael Jackson, Oakwood, Georgia; Jonathan Mark (Deena), Cedar Rapids, Iowa and daughter, Lorraine Frances Jackson, Killduff, Iowa and granddaughters, Hannah Marie VanScoyoc (Ian), Newton, Iowas and Heather Elyse Jackson, Sparta, Wisconsin, Savannah Faith Jackson and grandson, Jonathan Callaway(JC) Jackson of Ainsworth, Iowa, and great-granddaughter, Addasyn Rose Klein, Newton, Iowa as well as two nieces Deborah (Cleve) Standfield, Buford, Georgia and Elaine (Bobby) Standridge, Jefferson, Georgia.

He became a born-again Christian in 1969 and was baptized in May of that year.  He served and worked in various ministries of the church including Deacon.  He was called to preach in 1970 and began to Pastor shortly thereafter.  He served in both Pastor or Assistant Pastor roles until 1981.

While pastor of Calvary Baptist Temple near Canton, Georgia the Lord called him into the ministry of missions.  He served in England from 1982-1989 starting churches as well as being the European Director for Macedonia World Baptist Missions.  He returned to America after completing the work in England.  He briefly Pastored again while taking care of his dying Mother.

In early 1990 he became Missions Director for the Gospel Preacher Association.  After six plus years in that position he became burdened to once again start churches.  He came to Kansas in June 1997 and started his first church in Sabetha, Kansas.  He then moved on to Hesston, Kansas where a second church was planted.

In 2004 he moved to Anamosa Iowa where he began the Lighthouse Baptist Church.  He ended his ministry as a missionary / evangelist doing what he loved serving his Lord.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, May 3, 2021 from the Calvary Baptist Church, 1080 Atlanta Highway, Auburn, Georgia.  Burial will follow in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, Georgia. The family will receive friends 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to The Gospel Preacher's Association, c/o Don Jackson, PO Box 465177, Lawrenceville, GA  30042-5177.

Evans Funeral Home, Inc, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia.

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Funeral Date
05/03/2021 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Evans Funeral Home
(706) 367-5467
1350 Winder Hwy, Jefferson 30549