The service for Rev. Jackson will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor.
Richard Edward Jackson was born August 23, 1944 to the late Hume R. Jackson and the late Freddie Lee Mitchiner Jackson. He is married to the former Timeca Long Jackson of Durham. He transitioned to be with Our Lord in Calvary on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the age of 76.
Richard was educated in the Durham Public School System graduating from Hillside High School in 1962. He valued the importance of education, which was demonstrated by his many achievements. He continued his education while serving in the military. Richard attended the Guadulupa Baptist Seminary and St. Phillip College, both in San Antonio, Texas and Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. He earned an AAS degree from the Community College of the Air Force, BAAS Degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas the M.S. degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, he had done post graduate work in Pastoral Administration at St. Mayr’s University.
Richard served over twenty-four years in the United States Air Force. He retired in January 1987 with the rank of Master Sergeant.
He pastored several churches, Gospel Baptist Church in Ankara, Turkey, Love Star Baptist Church of Gillette, Texas, Evans Grove Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC, and Greenfield Baptist Church in Creedmoor, NC. He was the founder and pastor of True Faith Fellowship Ministries until retirement.
Rev. Jackson was a member of White Rock Baptist Church.
His love of God and people led him on a long life journey into the ministry.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Timeca Long Jackson; a son, Louis Jackson of Las Vegas, Nevada; six grandchildren; Louis Jr., Rachel, Felisha, E.J., Andrew and Christopher; several great grandchildren, ten (10) sisters-in-law, three (3) brothers-in-law; cousins, Valerie Harris and Kelly Fennell; and caregivers, Deacon William Rochelle and Deaconess Belinda Rochelle; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
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