Philip Nathaniel Jackson, Sr.

Philip Nathaniel Jackson, Sr., MSgt Retired, age 90, of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

Born on February 27, 1934, in Beckley, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Philip Jackson and Sylvia Smith Jackson. Mr. Jackson retired as MSgt with the U.S. Army after 21 years of service, and also retired from Lee Arrendale State Prison after 20 years of service. During his years of military service, he was relocated every 3–4 years and served two tours in Vietnam. He was a member of Habersham Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret “Margie” Watkins Jackson; sons, Steve Mitchell Jackson and David Tracy Jackson; and grandson “Little” David.

Survivors include wife, Mary Lou Daniel Jackson of Demorest; sons, Jerry Phillip Jackson (Denise) of Alto and Philip Nathaniel Jackson, Jr. (Misty) of Jefferson; stepsons, Jerry Taylor (Janet) and Ricky Taylor (Becky), all of Demorest: grandchildren, Cody Harkins, Tyne Jackson, Logan Jackson, Diana Williams, Bronson Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Jerry Lee Jackson, Jason Jackson, Chris Jackson, and Meredith Whisenant; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Wilma of California; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 2 pm on Saturday, June 8, 2024, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Doug Porter officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Grant-Reeves Veteran’s Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the service hour on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

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