Leslie Andrew Jackson

April 23, 1950 - November 13, 2017

04/23/1950 - 11/13/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday November 18, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church
105 12th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Service
Saturday November 18, 2017
1:00 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church
105 12th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions

A Celebration of life
Leslie Andrew Jackson was born in Piney Fork, Ohio to Dessel Sr. and Fannie Jackson (both deceased) on April 23, 1950. Leslie was the youngest of six children; 2 brothers, William E. Jackson of Cadiz, Ohio and Dessel Jackson Jr. of Blain, Ohio; 3 sisters, LaVenia Clark of Warwood, WV, Nancy Rainbow and Marian Lane both if Wheeling, WV.
Leslie graduated from Cadiz High School in 1969 and went on to join the United States Air Force.
Leslie returned to Cadiz and leaving the Air Force and at a dance in Wheeling, WV, he met, and later married, Cynthia Platt. From the union they had two children, LaToya Jones of Arlington, TX and Heather Houston of Pittsburgh, PA. They also had one daughter, Leslie, now deceased. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Leslie and Cyndi moved from Cadiz to Wheeling. He worked and retired from the Public Works Dept. of the State of WV. He worked briefly for Ralph Edwards Security Company.
Leslie and Cynthia joined the Macedonia Baptist Church. Leslie loved to sing so he joined both the choir and the Men of Macedonia singing group.
As his illness progressed (Parkinson’s disease) Leslie stayed closer to home. He and Cyndi moved to Bridgeport, Ohio and stayed for a few months with Ron and Roz Platt (her brother and sister-in-law). We believe that when Leslie joined Macedonia that God was preparing him for this day.
Leslie leaves behind a loving wife of 44 years, two daughters, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.
The Jackson family especially wish to thank Ronald and Rosalyn Platt for all the love and support that they gave Leslie throughout his illness.

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Terry L Gosa
4 years ago

To the Family:
Sadden to learn of Leslie’s passing. A long time friend, and genuine man.
Rest in Peace.
Terry L Gosa
Columbia Sc

Mark alan platt
4 years ago

RIP..my brother&law….Leslie jackson

David Blanchard
4 years ago

I remember around the beginning of the month seeing him on the bus going to the mall and different places

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Leslie Andrew Jackson, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Leslie Andrew Jackson, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Mignon (Meagan) Lane
4 years ago

I have pneumonia and can not attend with the rest of my family. Aunt Cyndi, my heart ❤️ and all my love goes out to you and your girls right now. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him

Mignon (Meagan) Lane
4 years ago

My fondest memory is of my Uncle dancing at the family reunion. Butt