Felbert Jackson Jr.

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A native of Clinton, La., and a resident of Central, La., he passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home peacefully in his sleep. Felbert was baptized at an early age by the late Rev. W.H. tobias at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Clinton. He was a graduate of East High School in Clinton, and after attending Grambling State University for two years, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. A Vietnam veteran, he received numerous awards, including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Good Conduct Medal, a Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal after serving 23 years. Felbert reenlisted for 15 more years and later received an Honorable Discharge. After the Army, Felbert worked for Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co. in Grotton, Conn., retired, volunteered as Ryan Elementary School in Baton Rouge as a substitute teacher for four years, then worked at Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminal, Inc., in Houston, Texas, before retiring again. Felbert loved to sing gospel music, talking about the goodness of God, the word of God, and helping others. He was later ordained as a minister. His favorite saying was, "Man might make plans, but God works miracles!" Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Promised Land Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor J.A. Caruthers. Viewing begins at 10 a.m. Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rist Road, Clinton. He is survived by a daughter, Sherrell LaShaye Jackson, of Baton Rouge; five sisters, Fannie Jackson, Baton Rouge, Sadie Gray, Pascagoula, Miss., Kathrine Dodd and Loisa L. Jackson, both of New London, Conn., and Eve Jackson, Missouri; two brothers, William (Betty Mae) Jackson, of New London, and Eddie L. Jackson, of Baton Rouge; special niece, Elder Senolia (Vernon) Thigpen Sr., Baton Rouge, oldest niece Pastor J.A. (Ted) Caruthers, of Signal Hill, Calif.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Felbert Sr. and Addie Jackson; two sisters and three brothers. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, La., (225) 357-2675.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 31 to Aug. 2, 2014
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