Scottie Laverne Jackson, son of the late Calvin Jackson, Jr. and Lillie Naomi Jackson, born Nov. 3, 1968, died February 19, 2012 at his Warrick Lane residence after an extended illness. Scottie attended schools in Appling County School System. He remained in Baxley after attending school and was a dedicated, devoted and loving son to his mother. His genuine love for people was manifested through his untiring generosity and hospitality to others. Scottie would give the shirt off of his back to help someone in need and was always happy. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by five sisters, Carol D. Jones, Otha Nell Jackson, Malana Solomon, Melva Jean Farrington and Sylvia Jackson and a brother, Wilton F. Jackson.
Survivors include his mother, Lillie N. Jackson of Baxley; one sister, Lugenia J. (Eugene) Pierce of Waycross; four brothers, Ronald Jackson of Baxley, Timothy Jackson of Reidsville, Calvin Jackson of Baxley and Kelton (Cynthia) Jackson of Hinesville; one brother-in-law, Arthur Solomon of Middleburg, FL; five aunts, Zora Brown of Miami, FL, Versie Ramsey of Atlanta, Ophelia (Eugene) Walker of Baxley, Allifair Perry and Jerlene Barron, both of Miami, FL; one uncle, Charles (Carrie) Williams, Jr. of Baxley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; and countless number of caring friends and neighbors.
Funeral services for Scottie Jackson were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, 418 North Comas Street, Baxley with Elder Norris Williams officiating and the pastor, the Rev. Douglas Stinson gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Miles Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Charles Williams, II, David James Shavers, III, Tremar Harris, Cedric Reynolds, Curtis James Harris, Hoarse Sellers, John McIntier and Rufus Erwin.
Honorary pallbearers were Victor Cray, Prentice Farrington, Arthur Solomon, Jr., Benjamin Hall, Alton R. Bennett, Preston Farrington, Christopher Frederick and Charief Culberson.
Musical selections were rendered by the choir and soloists, Carla Solomon, Carletha Walker.
Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.