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Winfred Lamarre Jackson
May 25, 1952 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Winfred Lamarre Jackson transitioned to his heavenly home on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington KY.
His parents, who proceeded him in death were Lula P. Shaffer and Amos Jackson Jr., also preceding him in death, his wife, Linda Lavette Ballard Jackson, son, Cedric Denzel Jackson, Sister, Jacquelyn Carter, Brothers, Gerald Jackson, Amos E. Jackson and stepson, Larry Nathaniel Jones.
Winfred, better known as “Lamarre” prided himself on academics. He was top in his class from first to twelfth grade and was valedictorian of both his 8th grade and Senior class. He graduated with honors, included “Who’s Who Among America’s High School Seniors, National Merit Scholar and a recipient of a four-year scholarship to attend Kentucky State University. After the birth of his oldest son, Rodney O’neal Jackson, he returned back to Lynch and married his first wife and high school sweetheart, Delores Mitchell Jackson. From this union, they had a second son, Quincy Demond Jackson, whom he affectionately called, “Baby Boy”.
Lamarre worked for U.S steel on the midnight shift and took classes during the day, majoring in Allied Health Sciences; also worked as biology tech tutor. During this time, he received his Class “A” mine foreman papers from the state of Kentucky and received an Associate of Arts degree from Southeast Community College. During his time at Southeast Community College, he worked with Dr. Carolyn Sundy to help establish the first black student union and served as president. During the interim, he joined the Masonic Morgan Lodge #102 of Benham Kentucky and rose to leadership position of Worshipful Master.
His desire to continue his education was very strong and he received his emergency medical technician certification and was eventually accepted into the nursing class and received another Associate of Science degree and was selected as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. His mentor, the one and only Ms. Mattye Knight and Reverend Hanna summoned him to talk about being President of the Tri-City NAACP, because it had become defunct. He refused at first, but they insisted and convinced him that he was the only one they believed could get the job done. He was awarded a plaque from the State Conference President, John Johnson. He also received his equivalency and qualification for a licensed practical nurse. It was along this time that his wife (Linda), was diagnosed with heart failure and he did not return to school.
Left to cherish his memory is his two sons: Rodney (Mavis) Jackson and Quincy (Courtney) Jackson; five grandchildren, Kelsee (Daryn) Chandler, Jordyn D. Jackson, Jada D, Jackson, Kiara L. Jackson and Quentyn O. Jackson, great grandchild, Kayce, sister, Charlotte (Howard) Bridges, stepson, Shaun Ballard, stepdaughter, Heaven Joy Chapman, step-grandchildren, King and Emir and his beloved Honesty “Honeybee” Thomas; several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Lamarre wrote the following statement “The things that one is able to accomplish are gifts from GOD, and he told us. To those given many gifts, much is expected. GOD has been good to me and I thank him for the gifts I treasure most from him are my sons, grandchildren and great grandson. I have lived a blessed life and I thank GOD.”
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 30th, at Johnson Funeral Home, 310 West Main Street, Lynch, KY, beginning at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ronnie Hampton officiating.
Johnson Funeral Home is Honored to Serve the Jackson Family.