Paul Wendell Jackson

Born: Mon., Mar. 28, 1932
Died: Thu., Jul. 23, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 27, 2015
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Jul. 28, 2015
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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Paul Wendell Jackson lived an amazing life from March 28, 1932 until July 23, 2015, when he passed away peacefully knowing he was loved immensely. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the local VFW, and the Moose Lodge.

Born in Riley, Indiana, he was a ten year veteran of the United States Army and proudly served in the First Calvary in the Korean War, where he humbly was awarded a Purple Heart as well as three bronze stars, the Commendation Ribbon, the UN Service Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge. He was a retired semi-truck driver and upon retirement moved to Vidalia, Georgia, in 1995 to be closer to family and to care for his ailing wife, Norma. He came to love Vidalia and made many friends here.

After the passing of his wife, Norma, Paul met and fell in love with Elene Rowell and they married soon thereafter. “Miss Ellie,” as she was fondly called by Paul’s children and grandchildren, had a severe stroke in June of 2009. Paul brought her home and lovingly cared for her for five years.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents Ellsworth and Dorothy Jackson, and both of his wives, Norma Jean (Hall) Jackson of Niles, Michigan, and Elene (Rowell) Jackson of Graham, Georgia.

Paul leaves behind his loving sister, Nancy VanBuskirk of Brownsburg, Indiana; four children, Dean Vollman and wife Marigrace of Missoula, Montana, Juanita Fain of Charleston, South Carolina, Julie Hopkins and husband Eric of Vidalia, Georgia, and Mark Jackson of Denver, Colorado. Paul was blessed with eight grandchildren, David, Becky, Michael, Melissa, Amanda, Kristen, Jonathan, and Elizabeth; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation and Rosary Vigil will be held at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service of Vidalia Monday, July 27th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Vidalia Tuesday, July 28th, at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service of Vidalia is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Jimmy & Ethelyn Wilcox
   Posted Sun July 26, 2015
So sorry to hear about Paul Jackson. I'm Ellene's niece,(or Miss Ellie as you'all knew her), and I just wanted to let Paul's family know how much we appreciate all that he did for my aunt. He was a wonderful servant of God and did an amazing job. He showed love to all and was an awesome person that will be missed.

Jackie Castleman
   Posted Sun July 26, 2015
Paul was such a pleasure to be around. Although I haven't seen him in a long time, I will always remember his friendliness and ready laugh.

Jeffery Waymire
   Posted Mon July 27, 2015

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Jeff Waymire.

With loving happy thoughts of Paul: Jeff Waymire, Keith, Kiffiny, Kyla and Kyndal Sisk Lauren Sisk and Kaydra Evans

Bill Vansant
   Posted Mon July 27, 2015
I was privileged to be Paul's Chaplain. I was also Chaplain to his wife Ms. Ellie. Paul stood out as a man of character and excellence. He gently and lovingly cared for both of his wives throughout their journey with poor health. It was his constant prayer during Ms. Ellie's journey that God would grant him health and strength to care for her to the end. His prayer was answered. He was always a joy to be around and to spend time with. Breathing here had become a struggle, but his first breath there was deep, easy, and superbly refreshing. It is my prayer that God's grace will be showered upon Julie and Eric and his entire family and friends - John 11:25-26.

Mollie Wimberly
   Posted Tue July 28, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God Bless each one of you during this time of bereavement.

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