Melvin Clifton Jackson, 76, of Raleigh, died Oct. 28, 2013 at Universal Health Care. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Ara Tharrington Jackson and Melvin Graham Jackson. He was preceded in death by his wife Katie Leonard Jackson.
Cliff was a generous and selfless man, sensitive to the needs of the less fortunate and dearly loved his country. He was a former member of the North Carolina National Guard and a member of the Falls Baptist Church.
Funeral services are Oct. 31, 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Terry Ashe and Mr. Louis Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Jackson of Pooler, Ga.; a son, Craig Philip Jackson of Wake Forest; a sister, Margaret Ann Jackson Pleasants and husband, Bob, of Goldsboro; and by a brother, Louis Jackson and wife, Shirley, of Wake Forest.
Flowers are or memorial contributions may be made to the Falls Baptist Church General Fund, 9700 Fonville Road,Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and all other times at the home of Louis and Shirley Jackson in Wake Forest.