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Samuel Purvis Jackson

May 17, 1966 December 21, 2018
Samuel Purvis Jackson
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Reflections Of Life

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:6-8

We are gathered here today to celebrate the life and legacy of our dearly beloved family member, Mr. Samuel Pervis Jackson, affectionately called “Sam”, whom God called to his eternal home on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina.

For it matters not, how much we own; cars, houses and cash, what matters is how we live, love, and how we spend our dash.

For that dash represents all the time that he spent alive on earth and how only those who loved him know what that little line is worth.​​​​​

Sam, the son of the late James L. Jackson and Dorothy Sippio Jackson, was born on May 17, 1966 in Greeleyville, SC. Sam was preceded in death by his brother, Udell Jackson.

So think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change?

Sam was a graduate of C. E. Murray High School, Class of 1984, and he attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. Sam spent his early life employed by Colonial Rubber/Firestone Building Products, Kingstree, SC as a Tool Crib Operator and also as an Assistant Coach at C.E. Murray High School.

In high school, Sam was known as the football all-star legend, a running back known as “The Hacksaw.” Later on in his life, he enjoyed gardening and entertaining family and friends with his lively jokes. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching college football, especially Clemson, and helping others.

Sam accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age. He joined Good Hope Baptist Church and served on the usher board. In addition, he was a member of Mt. Hope Masonic Lodge #418

If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s real and true.
On June 7, 1990, Samuel Pervis Jackson was united in holy matrimony to Millicent Rene Chandler.

Love ones left to carry on his legacy and cherish his memories are: loving wife Millicent Chandler Jackson; his loving daughter Charlese Noel Jackson of Charlotte, NC , who he lovingly called “Pumpkin”; three Brothers, Tony Jackson of St. Louis, MO, Kenneth Jackson of Greeleyville, SC and George (Jacques) Jackson of Salters, SC; three sisters-in-law, Martina Chandler of Greeleyville, SC; Wanda (Frank) Darby of Palm Bay, FL, and Caretha (James) Dupree of Manning, SC; two brothers-in-law, Kevin Chandler of Atlanta, GA and Kenneth (Mary) Chandler of Hopkins, SC; two uncles, Rev. John Henry (Thelma) Kennedy of Greeleyville, SC and Herbert Chandler, Sr of Detroit, MI, and four aunts, Lou Ann Keels of Miami, FL; Mary Alice (Francis) Rollerson of Fayetteville, NC; Sadie (Theodore) Williams of Troy, NY; and Hattie (Fred) Baker of Greeleyille, SC; eight nieces, Doialikesha Collins of Collinsville, GA; Natalie York of Greeleyville, SC; Laticia and Natosha Chandler of Greeleyville, SC; Winiferd Dupree and Amerintha Singleton of Manning, SC; Latoya Dixon of Virginia, and Lakeisha (Ivor) Richardson of Orlando, FL; four nephews, Gordon Jackson of Salters, SC; Jhaad and Jarrid McDonald of St. Louis, MO; and Travis Dixon of Daytona Beach, FL; a special cousin, Shirley (Alexander) Harris of Miami, FL; and three special friends, Deborah July Johnson, Rhonda July and LaQuanna Genther; two special classmates, Antoinette Johnson and Warren Lee; and one Goddaughter, Vasanta Woods and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile remembering that this special dash might only last a while.
So, when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions to reflect would you be proud of the things they said about how you spent your dash? ---Linda Ellis

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1:00 PM 12/27/2018 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/27/2018 7:00:00 PM
Dimery and Rogers Chapel - Kingstree

501 N. Longstreet Rd.
Kingstree, SC 29556

Dimery and Rogers Chapel - Kingstree
501 N. Longstreet Rd. Kingstree 29556 SC
United States





11:00 AM 12/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Good Hope Baptist Church

85 C E Murray Blvd
Greeleyville, SC 29056

Good Hope Baptist Church
85 C E Murray Blvd Greeleyville 29056 SC
United States

Cemetery Details


Big Spring Cemetery Final Resting Place

Greeleyville, SC 29056

000 Greeleyville 29056 SC
United States

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