Ruby Lee Jackson was born to the late Jesse and Emma Cleveland on February 1, 1942 in Sunny South, AL. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Shady Grove Baptist Church. She married John Henry Jackson in 1960 who preceded her in death and was happily married until 1978. She jointed Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully until 1980. She later joined Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully until 1993. She reunited with her first love Fed Thomas in 1988 who preceded her in death. She joined Mount Moriah Baptist church of Lower Peachtree, AL until 2013. She recommitted to Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in 2014 where she served until God called her home.
She is preceded in death by her parents, son Derrick, grandson Jeffrey, two brothers; Nelson and Jim and four sisters; LeDora, Hester, Mary Lee and Patricia.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children; daughter Antassia; three sons John, Sedric (Andrea) and Terrance. One sister Jessie L. Jackson (Jerry) and one brother Clinton Cleveland. Ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; 3 sister-in-laws; Minnie King, Bertha Oliver and Margaret Dixon. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special niece Keitha Burpo cousin Carla Cleveland, play son Jeffrey Steele who helped with her care. Special cousin Mattie Robinson and friend Rose McCaskey.
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