Maurice V. Jackson was born on February 14, 1938 in Okmulgee County, in Bald Hill Community to his parents Adelle Littlejohn and S. M. Jackson. He passed away May 27, 2020 in Sperry, Oklahoma surrounded by family. Maurice leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years Melba L. Jackson; a daughter Tonya Jackson; two sons: Terry Jackson Sr. and Torrey (Felicia) Jackson; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Maurice spent his formative years growing up in Okmulgee County in Bold Hill Community. He was raised by his grandparents Kennie and Fannie Littlejohn. Maurice graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Haskell, OK. He served two years in the U.S. Army after he attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in Chicago, IL. Upon completion of duty to our country, Maurice embarked upon his true life’s work and calling as a Mortician and Funeral Director at Jack’s Memory Chapel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He selflessly put in over 5 decades of work for his passion. His love for people and boundless dedication to the community served him well in the funeral service business. Maurice had a natural zest for the funeral business; He believed in leading with warmth and care anytime he could help a family in need. He was a people person and had a welcoming spirit to anyone that crossed his path. Those who knew Maurice, knew him as a dedicated professional committed to helping people.
Maurice was a dedicated church member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He enjoyed many years of service as a member and deacon under the leadership of the late Dr. George C. McCutchen and the current leadership of Dr. Leroy M. Cole. He served many years as the President of the Deacon Board and member of the Church Finance Committee. Maurice service to the community also included his association with his brothers in Amity Lodge 236.
Maurice was a wonderful family man. He was an awesome example of a committed husband and father. He often said, “If ya know your why, you won’t mind the work…” Maurice enjoyed fishing when time allowed; but, he most of all enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren. He will be truly missed by his family, church family, colleges and friends. We can take comfort in knowing he is now in the hands of Jesus (reunited with his oldest son Tony Jackson).
There will be viewing from 10:00am to 8:00pm Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Jack’s Memory Chapel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Jackson Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our well wishers. God Bless You All ; Special Thank You to the St. John Hospice Team, Dr. Leroy Cole & our Mt. Zion Church Family, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Brinkley, Mrs. Capp Dunn, Mr. & Mrs. Willard Thierry, Kim Jackson, Ralph Menswear and our Jack’s Memory Chapel Family.
** In lieu of sending flowers please make a donation toSt. John Hospice, Tulsa www.stjohnhealthsystem.com/foundation
Jack’s Memory Chapel
- Tuesday, June 02, 2020
- 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Email Details
- 801 E. 36th St. N.
Tulsa, OK 74106