Robert " Jake " Maurice Jackson

April 7, 1951 ~ February 10, 2022 (age 70)


Robert Maurice "Jake" Jackson was born April 7, 1951 to Sedalia M. Bhones and the late Henry C. Jackson. Robert was baptized at the age 9 and united in fellowship with St. John Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Willie E. Brown. He attended public schools in Little Rock, AR. and graduated from Central High School in 1969. After high school Robert went on to pursue adventures in the U.S. Navy.

In April 1994 Robert and family united with Saint Mark Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Steven Arnold. In 1973 he married Betty Ann Smith, together they had Robyn Diane and Rodney Maurice Jackson. Robert was well known throughout the City of Little Rock by his given nickname " Jake" . Robert worked for the Kellwood Company from 1973 to 1980. He later found employment with the IRS and due to downsizing left there in 1997. Robert went on to work for Affiliated Foods for 10 years.  Robert was one who could always help when there was a problem and eventually was called upon by his coworkers as a troubleshooter. He will always be remembered for his willingness and untiring spirit to do a good job and be satisfied with the results.

Robert was welcomed home by his father: Henry Jack; brother: Leandrew Hardman Sr.

 He went home to glory on February 10, 2022. Robert leaves to cherish in his memory his loving wife Betty A. Jackson of 48 years; daughter: Robyn (Marlon) Washington; son: Rodney Jackson: mother: Sedalia M. Bhones; sisters: Rosemarie (Harvey) Green, Carolyn Conyers; brothers: Immanuel Jackson, Timothy Jackson, Morris Bhones Jr..


A Veteran's Prayer

Dear Lord, We honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country.  We pray that you will bless them, Lord, for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country's heritage, for all of us. Bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, for the sacrifices they made for their many different contributions to America's victories over tyranny and oppression.  In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


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February 24, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Little Rock, AR 72203

February 25, 2022

10:00 AM
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
1501 West Maryland Avenue
Sherwood, AR 72120

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