Elder Paul James Jackson, the husband of Dorothy P. Jackson, departed this life on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at his residence. Paul was born Feb. 7, 1939, in Sumter. He was the son of the late Ishmell Jackson Sr. and Delphine Carroll Jackson. Paul was also known by his children as "My Daddy."

Paul was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Ebenezer High School, Class of 1958. Paul was employed at Korn Industries for 42 years. He was a machine operator, later promoted to supervisor.

Paul accepted Christ at an early age and was a dedicated, lifelong member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Paul's services started as a deacon, a member of the Gospel Choir, the Men's Council and ended as an active elder. Paul was also an active Mason of Catchall Lodge #425.

Paul leaves to cherish precious memories his wife, Dorothy P. Jackson, of 61 years; two sons, Harvey Jackson of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Harold (Irabell) Jackson of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and one daughter, Patricia (Benjamin) Wiley of Columbia; two grandchildren, Shaquelle Wiley of Columbia and Shayla Wiley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Richard (Yvonne) Jackson of Dalzell; two brothers-in-law, Ben (Venita) Peay and Willie (Pamela) Peay; four sisters-in-law, Anita (Lloyd) Hunter, Rosa Mae (Larry) Hayes, Sharon (Michael) Peterson and Loretta Peay; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and close friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Ishmell Jackson Sr., and his mother, Delphine Carroll Jackson; two brothers, McKenzie Carroll and Ishmell Jackson Jr.; and two sisters, Susan Brailsford and Geneva Scriven.

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks be worn and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 2545 Byrd St., Dalzell.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 23, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church USA, 4620 Quinn Chapel Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Carnell Hampton, moderator and eulogist.

The remains will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing until time of services.

The procession will leave the home at 11:20 a.m.

Burial will be in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Yard Cemetery.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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