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Pastor Albert Miller, Presiding Senior Pastor, North Poplar Avenue Church of God, Andrews, South Carolina Musical Prelude...........................................................................................................................................Sharon Boston Processional....................................................................................................................Clergy Officials and the Family Hymn of Praise - “Victory in Jesus”.................................................................................................... Combined Choir Prayer of Comfort...............................................................................................................Pastor Debbie Bowen Davis

Senior Pastor, Agape AME Fellowship, McBee, South Carolina

Scripture Reading Old Testament - Ecclesiastes 3:1-11......................................................................Pastor Christopher L. Frazier

Senior Pastor, Mount Olive Word of Life, Hartsville, South Carolina New Testament - John 14:1-6.............................................................................................. Pastor Bobby Damon

Senior Pastor, Walker Avenue Church of God, Sumter, South Carolina

Musical Selection............................................................................................................................Sonoco Men’s Group Words of Tributes and Resolutions............................................................................ Two minutes please, thank you South Carolina State Presbytery President............................................................................Pastor David Quick

Senior Pastor, Line Street Church Of God, Charleston, South Carolina Greater Hartsville Ministerial Alliance, President................................................. Pastor Christopher Morgan

Senior Pastor, Cathedral of Joy, Hartsville, South Carolina Congregational Church of God........................................................................................ Minister Leroy Scott, Jr.

Associate Minister, Congregational Church Of God, New York, New York

Reverend Dr. James Dargan

Pastor Emeritus, Community Church of God, Newark, New Jersey The Church of God............................................................................................................Sister Jackie Washington

GEMS (Gilmore Evans Mashack, Sanders) Family

Brother Charles Mayshack

Acknowledgments................................................................................................................. Hines Funeral Home, Inc. Solo.....................................................................................................................................Pastor Deloris Duncan Fogan

Assistant Pastor, New Beginnings Temple of Praise, Mullins, South Carolina

Eulogy..................................................................................................................................Reverend Reginald D. Alford

Associate Minister, The Church of God, Hartsville, South Carolina

Benediction and Recessional......................................................................................Clergy Officials and the Family Interment: Darlington Memorial Gardens, Hartsville, South Carolina Repast: Mattie Lee Tutt Multi-Purpose Building


Pastor Emeritus Rodger Jackson was born April 17, 1950 in Hartsville, South Carolina to the late Mr. Squire Jackson and Mrs. Girlena Mashack Jackson. He is the oldest of eight children. Late Friday evening, January 4, 2019, Pastor Jackson heard and answered the Voice of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to come home. Pastor Jackson graduated in 1968 from Butler High School in Hartsville, South Carolina. Upon graduating from high school, he moved to New York City where he initially worked as a bricklayer. Afterwards, he continued with a career that spanned 25 years with the New York City Department of Transportation Highway Division until his retirement in 2005. On August 29, 1970, Pastor Jackson married the lovely Mary Arlene Faison Jackson. This union has been blessed with 2 beautiful children: Anthony Cleroy Jackson and Charissa Vanessa Jackson Bunbury. They are proud grandparents of 2 granddaughters: Sydney Janay Jackson and Serenity Jordyn Jackson. Pastor Jackson was a member of the Congregational Church of God in New York City when he received his call to the ministry in 1979 under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Levorn Aaron. He served as Associate Minister, Deacon, Trustee, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, President of Men’s Ministry, Vice President of the Youth Fellowship and Counselor. He also served as President of the New York State Men’s and held numerous other positions with the Eastern New York General Assembly of the Church of God. Pastor Jackson also was very active within the Prison Ministry at the Bronx Detention Center in Bronx, New York. Pastor Jackson attended Anderson University of Theology, Southern California School of Ministry (off campus), Christian Bible Institute and the Manhattan Bible Institute. After returning to Hartsville, he resumed his membership at The Church of God where he served as Associate Pastor before becoming Pastor in February 2009. Pastor Jackson enjoyed providing ministerial services at the Butler Complex for Senior Citizens (formerly Butler High School). On the third Sunday of each month, he ministered to patients at the Morrell Nursing Home in Hartsville. Pastor Jackson was a member of the Hartsville Ministerial Alliance where he served as their treasurer, as well as a member of the Sonono Mens Group. If you asked Pastor Jackson how he was doing his famous reply was “I’m grateful and I got a lot to be grateful for” or ”I’m grrreeaatt” (In his Tony the Tiger Voice). Anyone, who came in contact with him knew he loved the LORD, as his testimony was always in song as he sang “He’s Sweet I Know”. Pastor Jackson always said he was living so that he could live again cause he loved serving God by serving God’s people. Pastor Emeritus Rodger Jackson leaves to cherish his loving wife of 48 years, Sister Mary Arlene Faison Jackson; his children, Anthony C. (Sharmen) Jackson of Tallahassee, Florida and Charissa V. (late Courtney) Bunbury of Hartsville, South Carolina; three sisters, Denise Forte of Hartsville, South Carolina, Winifier Jackson of Bronx, New York, and Patricia Edwards of Columbia, South Carolina; one sister, Margie Ann Marshall, who preceded him in death; four brothers, Heyward ( Joretta) Jackson of Columbia, South Carolina, Eric (Sabrina) Jackson of Camden, South Carolina, Kim (Wanda) Jackson of Rockhill, South Carolina, and Milton (Carmen) Jackson of Camden, South Carolina; two precious grand-daughters, Sydney Janay Jackson and Serenity Jordyn Jackson; one brother-in-law, Clarence (Phyllis) Faison of Suffolk, Virginia; a special co-parent-in-law, Shirley Weems Taxley; and a host of many aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, cousins church family and other close relatives and friends.


Thank you for your Endless Love that helps me through each day And thank you for the memories that never fades away You’re the Man I loved and I was proud to be your Wife And every day in some small way I celebrate your life And though it’s sad to think about that you’re not here right now When we’re reunited it will be forevermore

Your Loving Wife Arlene


One quiet day the angels came, And took Papa faraway, But in the stillness of the night, I could almost hear him say, Dear Grandchild, I will miss you, You mean so much to me, But Jesus called me to His side, In Heaven I will be, A place of God’s great beauty, No tears of earthly cares, Only peace and joy forever, And Love beyond compare, So remember all the good times, Don’t think about the sad, Treasure all the special moments, Through the years we’ve had, And if you thrust in Jesus, I can promise this and more, You will get a hug from Papa, Someday on Heaven’s Golden Shore. We Love you Papa,

Sydney and Serenity


You held our hand when we were small You caught us when we fell The hero of our childhood and of latter years as well. Every time we think of you our hearts just fill with pride All though we’ll always miss you Dad we know you’re by our side. In laughter and in sorrow. In sunshine and in rain. We know you’re watching over us Until we meet again.

We Love You Daddy "Mike” & “Nesser”

Pastor Rodger Jackson  
Pastor Rodger Jackson  
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