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Mark Nathaniel Jackson / September 07, 2017

Mark Nathaniel Jackson of South Boston died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at his residence at the age of 61.

Mr. Jackson was born in Halifax County on June 28, 1956 to the late Mary Jennings Jackson and Benjamin Newman. He was raised by his grandparents: Oscar Jennings and Ida Sue Jennings and was a member of First Baptist Church in South Boston.

Mr. Jackson is survived by a devoted friend, Deborah Wells of the home; a daughter, Mary Jackson (Deyon) of South Boston; a step daughter, Shavonda Well (Cameron) of Lynchburg; a son, Mario Jackson of Milwaukee, Wis., three grandchildren; four sisters, Rosa Wyatt, Ida Jackson Brandon and husband, Marlon, Christine Jackson and Margaret Chandler, all of South Boston; a brother, Jimmy Holt of South Boston; a step-sister, Charlotte Holt; a devoted cousin: Henry Jennings Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews ,cousins other relatives and friends including the devoted, Ronnie Mitchell, Nathanial Mitchell, Terry Chism and Edward Dalton Williams.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: John Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Benjamin Jackson and William Davis.

A funeral will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in South Boston. Burial will follow in the Rose Garden cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 340 Ferry Street, Apt. 110, South Boston.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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