Haywood Jackson

05/01/1952 - 03/28/2023

Obituary For Haywood Jackson

Home going celebration for Mr. Haywood Jackson, 70, of Alpine will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Terry's Mortuary Chapel. Reverend Eric Richardson will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be in the New Maryland Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-7 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the funeral home.

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: And the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psalm 127:3P Curtis Wright and Francis Jackson were blessed with their reward, Haywood Jackson, on May 1, 1952, in Talladega County, Alabama. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19:14) At an early age, Haywood began his Christian journey at Africa Missionary Baptist Church. As he matured into manhood, so did his faith which lead him to become a member at New Maryland Missionary Baptist Church. He had been ordained as a deacon and served in that capacity for 29 years. Additionally, Haywood drive the church van for 13 years, sang with the choir and male chorus, held the office of assistant superintendent and for 23 years worked as the Sunday school superintendent.

Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Haywood was educated in the Talladega County schools and was a graduate of Winterboro High School. He found that he enjoyed working on cars, so naturally this love turned into a career opportunity. For many years, Haywood worked as a mechanic. He was last a dedicated employee of Wal-Mart Talladega. When he was not at work or tinkering with cars, Haywood could be found cutting the grass and maintaining the upkeep of his family’s home or cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide.

And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18) God kept his promise and made a help meet for Haywood so that he would not be alone. On April 28, 1974, he took the hand of the former Willie Ann Harmon in holy matrimony and to this union they were blessed with three children.

The Lord is night unto them that are of a broken heart; And saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Psalm 34:18) 48 years of love and memories will be cherished by Haywood’s wife, Willie Ann Jackson; he will be greatly missed by his two children, Juanita Jackson of Augusta, Georgia and Jermain (Rachel) Jackson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nine grandchildren, Manihil Jackson, Faith Jackson, Lashay Jackson, Keiundra Jackson, Regine (Earel) Garduce, Jaylon (Duelse) Wilson, Qua’Daijah Jackson and Jermain Jackson, Jr.; eight sisters, Sandra Wright, Tamatha Wright, Gwen (Greg) Lindsey, Violet Wright, Diletha Hall and Gloria Wright of Talladega, Alabama, Marilyn Ware of St. Lucie, Florida and Louise Powell of Springfield, Ohio; six brothers, Melvin (Lorraine) Wright, Tony (Vanessa) Wright, Jerome Wilson and Curtis (Debra) Brown of Talladega, Alabama, James (Laverne) Smoot of Columbus, Ohio and Kenny Smoot of St. Paul, Minnesota; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Blessed are those that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) On the morning of March 28, 2023, there was a void left in many hearts here on earth, but the angels of Heaven rejoiced when Haywood arrived home. He was welcomed by his parents, Curtis Wright and Francis Jackson; and a daughter, Catherine Francis Jackson.

Guest Book


Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear.

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but he did promise: strength for the day, comfort for the tears & light for the way.

- Kimberly Kendrick

Talladega Seven Organization would express our deepest sympathies in your time of mourning. We continue to pray for the family

- Kenneth Stevens

You will truly be missed Love Mykhia,Josephine,and Punkin

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I was saddened to hear about the passing of Deacon Haywood. Praying strenght for Mrs. Willie Ann and the rest of his loved ones. Dyron and Telisha Swain and Family

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Pamela, Bobo,Kj, Kenya and Kelsey Bradford

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May God comfort and strengthen you all during your time of bereavement, Mr. Haywood will truly be missed especially his smile and angelic voice when he bless us with a song... R.I.P.Mr. Jackson, gone but never forgotten...

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Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of our loved one. You will certainly be in my prayers as Haywood rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Helen Millender

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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