Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Benny L. Jackson, Sr.

02/11/1942 - 04/21/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Friday, April 28, 2017
Queen Street Baptist Church
413 E. Brambleton Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

On Friday, April, 21, 2017 Benny L. Jackson, Sr. 75 was called home to be with the Lord. He was born in Thomas County, GA and attended Brooks County public schools. At an early age he joined Grooverville Baptist Church in Brooks County, GA and later in life joined Queen Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA. In 1960 he moved to Norfolk, VA and joined the City of Norfolk’s Bureau of Solid Waste Removal. He worked his way up to become the 1st African-American promoted to Assistant Superintendent of the Street Sweeping Division retiring with 32 years of service. Immediately after retiring from the City, he joined ODU and retired permanently in 2005 as a supervisor for the Special Events Moving and Hauling Division. Benny enjoyed gardening, furniture upholstery, and social gatherings with family and friends. Benny is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Earline P. Jackson (high school sweetheart) of Norfolk, VA. From their union four sons were born; Benny L. Jackson, Jr. (Kathy) of Yorktown, VA, Ronny J. Jackson (Agither-AJ) of Elgin, SC, Jermaine T. Jackson (Nadia) of Mint Hill, NC, and Derrick L. Jackson (Subrina) of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived by two sisters; Doris Stalling (George, Sr.) of Chicago, IL, and Maggie Hopkins (Charles) of Richton Park, IL; a brother Paul Jackson (Faye) of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Benny is preceded in death by his parents, Isom and Daisy Jackson; sisters, Rheunette Taylor and Jannie Taylor; brothers, Joseph C. Jackson and Emanuel Jackson, Sr. Benny was very grateful to have his wife Earline as his caretaker. Special thanks to Dr. Anthony Zydlewski, Maria Copeland, and all the caretakers of Fresenius Kidney Care.

Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/29/2017
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Lora Jackson Uncle Benny you and your smile will truly be missed and every time Maurice go fishing for spots I will make sure aunt Earline get some. Rest easy Uncle Benny. Love you!!!!
Posted: 4/28/2017
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Dillard George I had the privilege of working with Benny Jackson at Old Dominion University. He was a personal hero of mine and touched the lives of many individuals in his time at ODU. Benny was a man of great integrity, strength, humility and hard work. He would help others in any way he could and I still remember his wise counsel. Benny was a true gentleman who sowed peace and kindness wherever he went. He represented the Lord Jesus through his words and deeds, always standing for what was right in a respectful manner – seeking peace in all his actions. Benny will be missed, but I look forward to seeing him again in the presence of our Lord someday. To the Jackson family – please know that Benny’s ODU family is praying for you at this difficult time.
Posted: 4/28/2017
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Jarrious Finney My condolences to you and your entire family Benny Jr...and may God continue to lift you and bless your entire circle...
Posted: 4/26/2017
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Tism Blackwell Earline and family - I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. Sending you my prayers and sympathy - Tism
Posted: 4/26/2017
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Nyisha Jackson I will miss seeing my Uncle Benny smile. He was always the light of our family gatherings and Ill forever cherish him. Rest in Eternal Peace Uncle Benny
Posted: 4/25/2017
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Keith Hopkins Rest in Peace dear Uncle. Your infectious smile and Gentle, Persistent ways are your legacy through your sons and will be remembered. Always. God Bless.
Posted: 4/25/2017
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George C Stalling I will always have fawn memories of my uncle. I'll always remember him smile and the stories he would tell about my mother. LOVE YOU FAMILY
Posted: 4/25/2017
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Annette Calhoun and family Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
Posted: 4/25/2017
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Mildred sumlin May God be with you in your time of bereavement
Posted: 4/25/2017
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Karen Bert My condolences to the entire Jackson Family. My prayer is that God will cover you with the peace that passes all understanding. God bless you all.
Posted: 4/25/2017
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