Willie Lee Jackson, 91, of Kansas City, Missouri transitioned fromt this life, July 13, 2020 at Highland Rehabilitation Center. He was the third of four children born on December 1, 1928, in Mount Leonard, Missouri to Benjamin Harrison Jackson, Sr. and Annie Mae (Baker) Jackson. Willie was a graduate of Lincoln High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked briefly for the U.S. Postal Service before he followed his dreams. He was the owner and operator of Jackson’s Automatic Transmissions for over 45 years.
He was also a bus driver for Durham School Transportation. He was a member of Palestine Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ Church, where he served on the Male Chorus and the Bus Ministry. In June 1952, he was united in marriage to Bertha Mae Carter. To this union five children were born. Their love for travel allowed them to visit many places throughout the United States and internationally. He was an avid bowler and on leagues at Melody Lanes, King Louie East and Premier Lanes.
He lived and enjoyed his life to the fullest with no regrets and knew no strangers. His parents, siblings, Benjamin Harrison Jackson, Jr., Ora Elizabeth Mitchell, Hildred George Jackson, half brother James Henry Jackson, half sister Katherine Jackson and daughter Sharon Elizabeth Jackson preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 64 years, Bertha Mae Jackson, his children, Phillip W. Jackson, Diana L. Jackson, Deborah A. (Dundeago) Warren and Joseph C. Jackson, Sr., eight grandchildren, Louis J. Jackson, Carl E. Jackson, DeAnn D. Warren, Marcus C. Jackson, Kadesha E. M. Jackson, Nicholle G. Jackson, DeAngela D. Warren and Joseph C. Jackson, Jr., seven great grandchildren, two sister in laws; Sarah Carter, Barbara Jackson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 21st at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel. Visitation 9:00 A.M. Interment Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery.
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