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James Jackson, Jr., affectionately known by family and loved ones as “Lil James”, was born to James Jackson, Sr., and Ida Jackson on January 8, 1953, in South Carolina. He and his family moved to Texas when he was very young. James attended Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated in 1971.
Later in life, James worked for All-Tex Pipe and Supply where he was an exemplary employee for 29 years until he retired in 2012.
James united in Holy Matrimony with Wanda Jackson in February of 1999. They lived in Dallas, Texas, for many years until his final days.
James departed this life on June 11, 2018. He was preceded in death by his sister, Wonderful Jackson.
James leaves behind to celebrate his homecoming: his wife, Wanda Jackson; daughters, Tywond Garrett and Shandle York (Chris); son, Shannon Jackson (Lajuana); and stepsons, Nathan Jackson, Terence Jackson, and Alfred Scott, Jr. He also leaves three brothers, Earl Jackson, Stanley Jackson, and Arthur Jackson; two sisters, Diana Wamsley and Joyce Simmons (Preston); and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends, loving grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. And as a special mention, he leaves behind Uncle Terry Henry and Nisha Wamsley.