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December 8, 1930 – February 11, 2023

William C. Jackson, Sr., 92, of Petersburg, VA transitioned to eternal life on Saturday, February 11, 2023. He was born December 8, 1930 to the late Westly Jackson and Lula J. Briggs.

William, affectionately known as “Sonny”, was baptized at an early age. He attended the Petersburg Public School System and over the years, he served in the United States Navy.

William was a wonderful loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He loved talking on the phone to family members, spending time with them, telling jokes, watching and discussing sports and cooking for them. He loved singing, dancing and praising his Lord Jesus Christ always!

Along with his parents, William was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary “Dukie” Jackson; sons, William Jr., Ronald, Theodore and Joseph; and his siblings, James, Harold, Bernard, Andrew, Roy, Davis, Vernell, Ethel Mae, Katherine and Shirley.

William leaves to cherish his memories his children, Charles (Ann), Donald, Christopher (Caprice), Denise, Lorraine and Sharon (Roy) all of Petersburg, VA; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The family extends great thanks and appreciation to the Staff of Bon Secours Hospice and Petersburg Healthcare Center for your care and compassion shown during this time. May God bless you all.

Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at the Chapel of J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA.  The interment to follow at Virginia Veterans Cemetery.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911. Watch the funeral services live online on our J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.,