Tommy Austin Jackson, 82, was born Oct. 24, 1938, and went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Zollie and Ella D. Jones Jackson; his wife of 53 years, Hattie Bradley Jackson; and his grandson, Lyle Conn.

Tommy served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids and was retired from International Paper.

He is survived by his sons, Edward “Ed” Jackson and his wife, Lisa, of Roanoke Rapids and Robert Jackson of Greenville; his grandchildren, Emily Jackson, Kristopher Jackson and Meghan Conn Bennett and her husband, Brent; his great-grandson, Joseph Carlisle Bennett.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, with the Rev. Dathan Hall officiating.

The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery. Please social distance and wear your mask while visiting with the family.

Online condolences may be made to family at

To send flowers to the family of Tommy Jackson, please visit Tribute Store.