Ned Jackson, Jr.

Sunrise: June 21, 1938

Sunset: January 16, 2024

Ned Jackson Jr., a man of honor and dedication, peacefully departed this life for eternal rest on January 16, 2024, at Portside Health Rehab Center. Born on June 21, 1938 in Alexandria, Louisiana, he was the beloved son of the late Ethelrine Jackson and Ned Jackson Sr.

Ned’s life was marked by a deep love for his family and a passion for various pursuits. He enjoyed traveling, had a profound appreciation for music, and dedicated himself to assisting his wife in various projects. A family-oriented man, he found joy in spending time with his family and friends.

Ned Jackson Jr. began his journey of service and dedication early in life. He was previously married to Sarah Jean Dixon (Jackson) until her passing in 1984. He later shared over 29 years in a steadfast marriage with his wife Paula Jackson.

He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. In addition to his loving wife, Ned is remembered by his children and their families: Verned Jackson Sr., (wife Jessie), Pamela Jackson Gaskin (husband Tracy), Dorion Jackson (wife Lauren), Tdarrell Slaughter (stepson), and the late Reginald Jackson and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his immediate family, Ned is survived by his sister, Gloria Carter (husband Larry), and brother Elmo Morris Jr.  He also cherished the memories of his deceased brothers—Richard Jackson, Earl Smith, Clarence Morris, and Camille Morris. 

Ned’s commitment extended beyond his family as he dedicated 20 years of unwavering service in the United States Navy as a Ship Serviceman. He served in Korea and Vietnam. His dedicated service earned him numerous accolades; five Good Conduct Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for supporting combat operations in Korea, and the Republic Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation/Gallantry Cross. On April 1 1972, Ned reached the pinnacle of his military service with a promotion to Chief Petty Officer—a testament to his distinguished contributions. He proudly wore the Vietnam Service Medal embellished with 5 Bronze Stars and the National Defense Service Medal, culminating in an honorable discharge from the United States Navy. Also, he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Ned’s life story is a tapestry woven with triumphs, memories, and honorable service. May he rest in peace, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered with love and admiration by all who knew him.

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    Helen Neal says

    Dearest Paula, Dorian, Verne and Family. My heart goes out to you all during this dark time. Such an unexpected event. Ned ran a good race and he surely will be missed. My prayers and sincere Love, goes with you all that God will keep a hold on each of you and help you get through everything.

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      Bryan Romero says

      He will always be remembered with fondness and admiration. May he rest in peace.

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    David Romero (Parker, Colorado) says

    My deepest condolences to the Jackson family on your tremendous loss. I send a posthumous “Thank You” and “Salute” to Ned for his honorable and faithful service in defense of our nation. May he find eternal joy as he Rests in Heaven🙏🏾

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    Margarita Johnson says

    Praise be to The Lord who will bring Peace and Comfort to all during their time.

    Psalm 68:19-20

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