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700 Heckle Blvd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 329-4141
Fax: (803) 366-6248
Harel Jackson

Harel Leon Jackson

Friday, November 29th, 1929 - Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Dr. Harel L. Jackson, born November 29, 1929 in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Henry Jackson and Florence Johnson-Jackson.

As promised by God, Dr. Harel L. Jackson, known as Papa Jack, was received by God on December 11, 2018 after a long-committed life of service in ministry.

Dr. Jackson grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and his early education was received in Charleston. After graduating, he joined the United States Army and served his country from March 8, 1950 until retirement. During his tenure, he obtained the positions of Sergeant, an Intelligent Specialist and Honor Guard for two previous seated United States Presidents, which assignments were not prevalent for Black Soldiers. He received the Purple Heart medal for his service in the Korean conflict Era war, as well as a Bronze Medal of Service in Korea. He also received a Bronze Medal of Occupation in Germany, as well as a Bronze Medal for good conduct during World War II.

Dr. Jackson received his honored name of “Papa Jack” because of his many sons and daughters in the ministry, as well as his love and generosity for people. While working out his faith, he started a non-profit charity foundation called “Food Share” that feeds the hungry and homeless. He received a Master of Arts in Theology from Golden Grain Bible College and Seminary and later obtained his Doctorate in Theology. Dr. Jackson received numerous certifications for equipping the Saints for the work of ministry as an Educator, teaching at the Channel Islands Bible College and Seminary, as well as numerous local churches.

He leaves two daughters, Malinda G. Azie and Rev. Helena J. Jones (Bobby); grandchildren, Tameria L. Jackson, Bobby L. Jones (Chante’), Marcus C. Jones and Jason D. Jones; great-grandchildren, Makayla E. Jackson, Terion M. Jackson, Loreal D. Jones and Jason D. Jones, Jr.; one niece, Deborah Jackson-Shariff; two special friends, Len Mata and Ricardo Melendez; and a host of brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus in the Oxnard community in California.

A Homegoing Celebration Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home Chapel in Rock Hill. Burial will take place at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC with military honors.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 1:00pm
    Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home
    700 Heckle Blvd
    ROCK HILL, SC 29730
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  • Interment

    Fort Jackson National Cemetery
    4170 Percival Rd.
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    Interment to be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11 am.


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Pastor Terrell and Sis. Maggie Penny

Posted at 12:35pm
With deep sympathy you are in our thoughts and prayers, we will miss Papa Jack


Posted at 11:52pm
I was blessed by his teachings at the veterans group at new life oxnard. One blessing I will always hold close was at the veterans home ,when no one had a teaching ,with his guidance we were fed with the word. I send his family my love a prayers.


Posted at 06:31pm
My deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your dear loved one. May Jehovah God comfort all of you in your time of grief. The Bible promises that there will be a time when we won’t have to worry about death anymore. For Isaiah 25:8 brings out that God “will swallow up death forever, and he will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

Len Mata

Posted at 06:09pm
My dear friend Papajack was more than a friend, he was my brother in Christ! During he the short time we had together he had provided me with counsel, prayer, fellowship, love and of course friendship! Spending time with my brother was the highlight of my day as I could always count on him to provide me with a good dose of the Gospel! I know that the our Father has prepared a room for Papajack to reside in for eternity!

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