Melvin Ray Jackson | 1933-2018

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Melvin Ray Jackson

Melvin Ray “Mel” Jackson, 84, of Boyd, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Boyd.

Service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Aurora Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating. Burial will follow at Aurora Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Patrick Jackson, Dewayne Lee, Cameron Sides, Steven Slocum, Kristopher Howe and Matthew Tillery.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

Mel was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Fort Worth to Leonard and Eula Faye (Bennett) Jackson. Mel was a Baptist. He was also a Mason and belonged to the Boyd Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mel is survived by his wife of 42 years, Norma (Hass) Jackson; children Ricky and Donna Hass, Charlcie and Jimmy Lewis, Gina and Dale Darter, Edie Lieblang, Gloria and John Hennessee, Serena Howe, Missi Jackson and Patrick Jackson; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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