Dwight Hubbard
B: 1949-05-04
D: 2019-12-03
View Details
Hubbard, Dwight
Genevieve Brown-Lanier
B: 1949-03-03
D: 2019-11-28
View Details
Brown-Lanier, Genevieve
Joeanna Powell
B: 1949-10-10
D: 2019-11-25
View Details
Powell, Joeanna
Ruth Jones
B: 1945-09-15
D: 2019-11-24
View Details
Jones, Ruth
Jerard Stith
B: 1948-07-11
D: 2019-11-22
View Details
Stith, Jerard
Anthony Brown
B: 1967-04-15
D: 2019-11-20
View Details
Brown, Anthony
Mercedes Colon-Algarin
B: 1928-03-09
D: 2019-11-18
View Details
Colon-Algarin, Mercedes
Lorenzo Rodriguez
B: 1941-01-10
D: 2019-11-16
View Details
Rodriguez, Lorenzo
Patrick Andrews
B: 1967-03-09
D: 2019-11-15
View Details
Andrews, Patrick
Deacon Huiett Felder
B: 1923-10-08
D: 2019-11-04
View Details
Felder, Deacon Huiett
Cornelius Flowers
B: 1973-11-17
D: 2019-11-04
View Details
Flowers, Cornelius
Donald Jenkins Rosier
B: 1946-08-31
D: 2019-11-02
View Details
Jenkins Rosier, Donald
Krystal Hale
B: 1966-08-26
D: 2019-10-30
View Details
Hale, Krystal
Lashonda Dinkens
B: 1971-10-31
D: 2019-10-29
View Details
Dinkens, Lashonda
Antoinette Black
B: 1967-06-17
D: 2019-10-28
View Details
Black, Antoinette
Martha Spikes
D: 2019-10-24
View Details
Spikes, Martha
Lisa Holmes
B: 1961-04-23
D: 2019-10-22
View Details
Holmes, Lisa
Willie Baxtrum
B: 1948-07-23
D: 2019-10-22
View Details
Baxtrum, Willie
Clyde Coleman
B: 1962-07-14
D: 2019-10-21
View Details
Coleman, Clyde
Marilyn Bellamy
B: 1954-10-01
D: 2019-10-20
View Details
Bellamy, Marilyn
Grace Westby
B: 1925-08-15
D: 2019-10-15
View Details
Westby, Grace


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
109 West Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 436-7730
Fax: (585) 436-6778
James Jackson

James E. "Papa Jack" Jackson

Saturday, February 27th, 1937 - Monday, March 4th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James Jackson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of James Jackson with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


JAMES EMMANUEL JACKSON was born February 27, 1937 in Bainbridge, Georgia, to the late Jonnie Elizabeth Jackson and James Emmanuel Jackson. He spent most of his early years in Bainbridge, where began a family.

He later relocated to Rochester, New York where he met and married Annie Jean Lippitt, who would later become Annie Jean Jackson. Better known as "Buddy" or "Papa Jack", James was well known as someone who would bring light to any room. He was charismatic and had a way with words that would tend to stick with you.
His two favorite past times were fishing and spending time outside in his garden. He truly had a green thumb. ln Rochester, James was employed at The Genesee Brewery for many years and later retired from Valeo. He was a faithful member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church until his passing,

James is predeceased by: his parents, James Emmanuel and Jonnie Elizabeth Jackson, and son, Darius L. Jackson. He departed this life March 4,2019. James leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Annie Jean Jackson; children, Gerald (Marie) Jones, Cassandra (Frankie) Floyd, Johnnie E. Tell, Alexandria (Raymond) G. Gaines, Arthur Lee (Ramona) Bryant, and Chestina (Tony) Moore; sisters, Emma Sue Henry and Dorothy Hutley; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friends: William Henry, Aaron Dumas and Artis Rambo, along with a host of other relatives, church family and friends.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of James E. "Papa Jack" Jackson, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
    1772 Clifford Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
    1772 Clifford Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Riverside Cemetery
    2650 Lake Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY 14612
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of James here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Derrick Cato and Lydia McDaniel have sent flowers to the family of James E. "Papa Jack" Jackson.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Derrick Cato

Posted at 01:31pm
Sorry for the loss of our good, strong brother James 'buddy' Jackson. Moving on to his greater rewards,he will continue to be loved and missed
Flower Image

Derrick Cato purchased flowers for the family of James Jackson. Send Flowers


Damatia Blake

Posted at 11:03am
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I send my prayers and condolences to the family. May you find peace, comfort and strength in the upcoming days!

Lydia McDaniel

Posted at 10:39am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your AFIMSC Family.
Flower Image

Lydia McDaniel purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of James Jackson. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album