Brian O’neal Jackson

By  | September 9, 2020 | Filed under: Obituaries, Trinity Memorial Funeral home

Brian Oneal Jackson Brian O’neal Jackson passed on September 7, 2020.
He was born on April 13, 1948. His mother was the late
Ethel Raye Jackson of Sheffield. His father was the
late Eddie Winston of Tuscumbia, Alabama.
Brian Jackson was predeceased by his mother
Ethel Raye Jackson (Avery) and his grandmother and
grandfather Lillie Mae and Edward Jackson.
Brian professed Jesus Christ as his personal
Savior during the annual August Revival of the First
Missionay Baptist Church of Sheffield at the age of
twelve years old, in 1960.
He was baptised by the Rev. J. C.
Yarborough and became a member of the FMBC.
Brian graduated from the Sterling High School of
Sheffield with the class of 1966.
He was immediately drafted into the United
States Army after graduating from high school.
He spent a two year tour in Germany. After which,
he was honorably discharged from the army.
Brian subsequently worked for the Sheffield
Refuse and Reclamation Center as a refuse technician
for some years.
He then became a refuse truck driver
for many years.
After retiring from SRRC on disability, Brian
became a yard technician and was gainfully employed as
a grass cutter and flower bed technician for many
During his mother’s illness and subsequent passing
in 2016, Brian remained dedicated as her primary
health care giver.
He had a deep sense of caring for others which he
exhibited to all whom he associated with.
He displayed steadfast caring and concern for
others throughout his life.
He leaves to mourn his passing: a daughter Sonia
Shipley of Florence, Alabama; a son, Zachery Jackson
of Sheffield, Alabama; and a goddaughter Tammie
Green Giles of Altanta, Georgia; a brother Rev. Ivan J.
Jackson and his wife Rev. Minnie Jackson; a sister
Carolatta Jackson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a
brother Darrell Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia.
He is further survived by nephews Rafael Simpson
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rev. Dr. James Jackson
and first lady Lisa Jackson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
and a niece Kayla Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia.
He is also survived by a host of cousins of Chicago,

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