William Thomas Jackson
- September 2, 1920 - February 7, 2012
- Flower Mound, Texas
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1 of 7 | Posted by: William Eugene Jackson - Miami, FL
“"good night Elder Jackson. I'll meet you in that morning."
Love, Your baby sister Clara Bramley
2 of 7 | Posted by: Clara Jackson Bramley via daughter Doris - KY
“Words cannot express how I felt about Uncle Thomas. We were so close for many years. While he and I lived in Chicago, we talked constantly. When he...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Rebecah Bramley - Chicago, IL
“Mr. Jackson was a wonderful church member. He attended Sunday School where I sponke with him often when he attended. He always greeted me with a...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Diann Scroggins - Lewisville, TX
“We are praying for the dearly departed Mr. Jackson and his loving family. Mrs. Jackson is a well-respected and admired woman with two exceptional...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Bernadette and Rufus Green, Jr. M.D. - TX
“I never knew Mr. Jackson personally, but I admired him and respected him through the eyes and the words of his son Sekou, who was my dear friend.
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6 of 7 | Posted by: Ines Anido - Houston, TX
“What a handsome man. Sekou spoke of him with admiration. A man that raised a family, served his country, worked hard & succeeded; it doesn't get any...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Fred Time - Dallas, TX
William Thomas Jackson was born September 2, 1920 in Knight, Kentucky. He was the son of Bee Jackson and Ora Acree Jackson. Thomas grew up in Murray, Kentucky where he met his beautiful wife, Catherin Rutledge. Thomas proudly served his country as a S/Sgt. in the U.S. Army. He and Catherin moved from Murray to Chicago, Illinois, where Thomas had a lengthy career with Illinois Central Railroad. A hard worker, Thomas was a union leader and received numerous promotions. When he retired from Illinois Central, he held the position of Station Master of the Chicago, Illinois station - one of the first African Americans to earn the title. Thomas was an advocate for education and was himself a learned man. He was a proud supporter of Universal Academy, a charter school established by his wife and daughters in 1998. Thomas was also a student of the Bible and served as an elder in his church. Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Catherin Jackson, daughters Diane Harris and Janice Blackmon, grandchildren Edwin Harris and Catherin Blackmon, daughter-in-law, Linda Stevens, brother Wilton, sister Clara and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son Sekou Karanja and daughter Marilyn Jackson. Thomas spent his later years with his family in Flower Mound, Texas and passed away on February 7, 2012 in Irving, Texas.