Michael Lynn Jackson, October 2, 1957~March 3, 2015

Jackson, Michael for PaperMichael Lynn Jackson, 57, of Fayetteville passed away March 3, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center.  He was born October 2, 1957 to Amos and Elnora Jackson, Jr.

During his early childhood, he accepted Christ and was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music and watching movies.

Michael graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1976.  He attended Northwest Vo-Tech in Springdale where he earned a Diesel Mechanic Certification.  He worked for Jones Truck Lines for several years before joining the Army and being stationed at Ft. Carson, in Colorado Springs, CO.  Michael managed his diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for more than 20 years, but he always maintained a positive attitude.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Amos Jackson, Sr. and Ocie Mae Adams; and maternal grandparents, Preston Sr. and Isabell Lackey.

Survived by his parents, Amos and Elnora Jackson, Jr. of Fayetteville; a brother, David L. Jackson and wife, Tracy of Fayetteville; a sister, Anita Bland and husband, Michael of Columbia, MO.; great aunts, Margaret Smith and Dorothy Barker Wilkes, both of Fayetteville; and Rosie Lee Cravens of Fort Smith; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and caring caring friends.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Steve West officiating.  Interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the funeral home.

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    Charles Holliman » 09. Mar, 2015

    I looked at Michael, as my brother, he always had that warm smile no matter what, I just like to say he will be miss, and we want you to know that we are thinking of you all. I know that he is looking down, on us with that wonderful smile. Please accept our condolence, during your time of mourning.
    Charles & Sonya Holliman
    3719 South Spirit Stealth Dr
    Tucson, AZ. 85730

    Wanda Carr » 09. Mar, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss! He will be missed but never forgotten and God bless the whole family.

    Sharon Jackson » 10. Mar, 2015

    To the family. You are always in my prayers and please know that Michael is resting in the arms of our maker. Rest in love.

    Karen Carr » 10. Mar, 2015

    So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. He was always a sweet guy. I’ll be praying for the family.

    SARAH (Carr) Thrower & Family » 10. Mar, 2015

    To the Jackson Family, you are in our prayers and we are very sorry for your loss. May God continue to bless and strengthen you through this time of sorrow. I often think of your family when I reminisce about my father. Your family meant a lot to him and to us as well. Please accept our sincerest condolences for the loss of Michael. God Bless you all.

    Virginia Ricks » 10. Mar, 2015

    May the Lord Comfort your family in your sorrowful times! My Continous Prayers going up for the Jackson Family! Love you all! God bless!

    Dorothy Harris » 10. Mar, 2015

    Anita and family members–

    My condolences. I can’t remember how long ago you left Cont. Ed. I retired last year after 50 years.

    I wish you peace and better days ahead.

    Dorothy Harris

    mildred cunningham » 10. Mar, 2015

    My son, Billy Cunningham, was a friend and classmate of Michael. I was their Cub Scout den mother in their early years at Washington School in Fayetteville. We had their meetings at our house, 170 East Prospect, in Fayetteville. Michael was cute as a bug, always eager to take part in whatever was going on. I remember all of them getting big pieces of cardboard and “skiing” on the dry Bermuda grass in our back yard. Billy (Charlotte, NC) and my other son, Kevin (Charleston, SC), have been informed of Michael’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss–will always remember Michael. May God bless and keep you. Sincerely, Mildred Cunningham

    Ruth C. Ingram, Marsha C. Gilliam, Joseph Cravens » 10. Mar, 2015

    To Amos, Elnora and the Jackson Family, we just got the news of Michael’s homegoing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in knowing that others care. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Mark Hanna » 10. Mar, 2015

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Michael was truly one of the “good guys” and I am proud to have counted him as a friend for well over forty years. Please take comfort in knowing that Michael’s earthly suffering is over and he is now an angel of God’s Kingdom looking over us all.

    Name » 11. Mar, 2015

    I am so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. He was a good guy. Our prayers go out to all of his family. Bob Wilkins

    Name » 11. Mar, 2015

    Dear Amos, Elnora, David and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Michael. May God’s love and comfort sustain you.
    Carolyn Miller

    Audra Chapmon (community volunteer) » 11. Mar, 2015

    I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. I lost my father last year and something that comforts me is that Jesus promised at John 5:28, 29 that the day is coming when he is going to resurrect all those in the grave. Until then, it is just like they are sleeping. (John 11:11-14) I hope that your family will find comfort in this too.

    Pamelia (Waterson) Walker » 11. Mar, 2015

    Anita and family:
    You all are in my prayers. I too lost my older brother last year at the age of 57.

    Jeffery D Bogan » 18. Mar, 2015

    What a great guy. Thank you for your service watching over our freedom. Heaven has a new angle. I know I’ll see you there. My your family have peace and God’s blessing.

    Jackie Mahone » 23. Mar, 2015

    Sorry for. Loss just remember that he is in god hands

    Jana Heminway Dupre » 21. Jul, 2015

    I just found this. I am so sorry for your loss.