LELAND — Graveside services for Deloris Trotter Jackson, 85, of Leland, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville. She departed this life July 28, 2020, at her home, surrounding by family. Arrangements are under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.
She was born June 23, 1935, in Edwards, to I T and Josephine Trotter.
Deloris accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. She was a devoted member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Leland. Deloris had a personal relationship with The Lord and was confident in her faith. She always spoke about the love she had for people just as Jesus did and as a result she donated monthly to Feed the Children, St. Jude and many more organizations.
Deloris was an entrepreneur and founder of Jackson Welding & Repair with her husband and father-in-law, Thornton. At that time, Jackson Welding was the only Welding company in the Mississippi Delta. She and her husband worked tirelessly to build a company that was successful for many years. Not only was Deloris an entrepreneur, but she was a hard-working teacher for Head Start in Leland for many years. Deloris enjoyed talking on the phone, playing the lottery, watching HSN and QVC, and spending quality time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 50-plus years, Leonard B. “Baby Joe” Jackson; her parents, a daughter, Joe Ann Jackson; a grandson, Tomiyuki Y. “Big B” Jackson; five sisters, Allie Pope, Louise Stanley, Claudia Stewart, Josephine Trotter, and Bessie Williams; five brothers, Butler Trotter, Felton Trotter, L. G. Trotter, Vernell Trotter, and Tom (Rufus) Dillion.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, five daughters, Linetta Jackson, Jacqueline (Fulton) Terrell, Linda Jackson, Pamela Paintsil and Monica (Calvin) Roberson, all of Leland; five sons, Leonard Jackson Jr., of Ventura, CA, Daryl (Shelia) Jackson, Gregory (Anita) Jackson and Thomas Jeffrey Jackson, all of Greenville, Thornton Jackson, of St. Joseph, MI; one brother, I T (Carol) Trotter, of Stockton, CA; one sister, Ollie Hoque, of Denver, CO; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends.
Also, she leaves to cherish devoted, caring friends, Sam McClay, Issac Flowers, Jeri Bolden, John Blake and Janice Young.
Deloris was assisted in her daily care by grandchildren, Tameka (Daryl) Ramsey, Kwaitel Jackson, Cavishia (Jaylin) Murray, Nathania Williams, and Mikymeion Patterson.