Celebrating the life of....David Lewis Jackson, Jr.
September 24, 1970 - October 28, 2021
Family Gathering: 105 Turner Street
Thomasville, NC 27360
Public Visitation: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Services
110 Highland Avenue, Thomasville, NC 27360
Family Visitation: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:00 pm -12:30 pm
Please follow all CDC Guidelines
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 204 Turner Street, Thomasville, NC 2730
Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:30 pm
Emmanuel Baptist Church 204 Turner Street, Thomasville, NC 27360
David Lewis Jackson, Jr. transitioned to his eternal home Thursday, October 28th with family members by his side at Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital. He was born in Thomasville, NC, on September 24th, 1970, to the late David Lewis Jackson, Sr. and Juanita Ratliff Jackson. David was affectionately known by his family and friends as “Dew.” He never met a stranger and was widely known for his charisma, humor, and lively personality.
Dew attended and graduated from Thomasville High School in 1989. He also attended Norfolk State University before joining the workforce at Thomasville Furniture Industries. Ultimately, Dew found a home at Thomas Built Buses working as a Team Leader and serving as a Union Representative.
Dew enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Oftentimes, Dew traded jokes with anyone willing to listen. During his earlier years, Dew spent countless hours weightlifting at the Tom A. Finch Community YMCA and served on their Board of Directors. He was an avid wrestling and Oakland Raiders fan. Dew never met a stranger and had an infectious personality. His endearing smile and laugh were his calling card, as he used this gift to cultivate meaningful relationships throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his father, David, Sr.
Dew leaves his mother, Juanita Jackson, and his fiancé, Sharon Williams, to cherish their fond memories; two children, Christian Jackson, and David J. Jackson. His presence will also be missed by five siblings: Donald Ratliff, Carolyn Ratliff, Kenneth Ratliff (Lisa), Doris Jackson, and Sharon Jackson Green (Charles). He also leaves his best friend, William Ellison. His nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives will cherish his memories and miss his loving spirit