Velma Jean Jackson

08/12/1938 - 06/08/2022


Obituary For Velma Jean Jackson

Yeoman Petty Officer 1st Class Velma Jean Jackson, US Navy, was preceded in death by her parents, Roosevelt Bunn (father) and Alice Bates (mother) and her youngest son, Cedric Dale Jackson; she did not have any siblings. Survived by her other three sons, grand and great-grandchildren; starting with the oldest:

William Al Jackson and his wife, LaTanya (Fleming) Jackson; *children: Rashard T. Fleming and his wife Jennifer (Frost) Fleming; children: Briahana Schwarz-Fleming, Kaila Fleming and Kingston Fleming. Tanilya S. Jackson; children: Amaria Rosado and Jada Cooper. Erika Fleming; children: Torry Rucker, Ava Rucker and Xavier Robinson. Daron Fleming; children, Alyana Severino and Bryce Fleming. Christian (Jackson) Knight and her husband, Kyle Knight; son: Atlas Knight. Christopher Jackson; no children. Dontavious T. Fleming; daughter, Mia Fleming.

Arthur Jackson aka Big AJ; *son, AJ Jackson Sr.; his children: Azariah Jackson, AJ Jackson Jr. and Aiden Jackson.

Kevin Lee Jackson; *son, Terrance Jackson and his wife, Santanna (Benson) Jackson; their son, Troy Jackson.

Mother Velma was also survived by numerous cousins and close friends. Mother Velma had two careers in her lifetime, a communications specialist for AT&T and a Naval Reservist for the US Navy retiring from both, 25-years and 20-years, respectively. Her Navy career included a combat tour during Desert Shield and Desert Storm serving her country proudly receiving numerous awards and accolades for her service. She also had numerous jobs throughout her life either to supplement her income to raise her four boys or to have something to do in her later life. But what she enjoyed the most was serving the Lord. She served the Lord by working in her church and volunteering in her community. She held numerous positions while serving in the church that includes missionary work, teacher, sisterhood and motherhood. She received numerous accolades and awards for her community work including the Hayward Hearts Award in 2009 by the City of Hayward. Just listen, there is great testimony from those that were affected by her service.

*Mother Velma’s Grand and Great-Grandchildren.

Burial with Military Honors will be held Tuesday, June 21st, 11:30 AM at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA.

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 25th, 11:00 AM at Shiloh Baptist Church, 22582 S. Garden Ave., Hayward.


21 Jun

Burial with Honors

11:30 AM

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery 5810 Midway Road Dixon, CA 95620 Get Directions »
25 Jun

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM

Shiloh Baptist Church 22582 S. Garden Ave. Hayward, CA 94541 Get Directions »
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  • 06/22/2022

    Velma Jackson first came into my life as my mother's first cousin. At an age just before adolescence I met her four sons one summer night, my mom said, "my cousin and her sons are coming to visit, make room." Fun, fun times! William Al and I, being closer in age instantly shared a bond. Arthur too. I love the way Velma spoke, her poise and intellect was always warm and loving. What an amazing, beautiful Lady, may The Lord bless your soul dear cousin Velma... On Earth as it is in Heaven

  • 06/22/2022

  • 06/15/2022

    Sister Jackson and I met at New Hope Baptist Church and she reminded me a lot like my mother. So she became my spiritual mother. A WISE WOMAN of GOD! And she will be missed. Margaret O'Brien

  • 06/15/2022

    I will always remember the things we did together at New Hope Church. You was the 1st to bring food when my Mother Past. I needed your warm smile you greeted me with, and your warm hug. You was truly My Mother of New Hope. Missing you Already.❤🌹🌹

  • 06/12/2022

    I remember her sternness when my brother and I tried to act up in Sunday school at New Hope Baptist in Union City. Thank you for your sternness and thank God for blessing me to meet you. Rest well Mother Jackson.

  • 06/10/2022

  • 06/10/2022

    I remember when we shared lunch with her and Andrea, it was a wonderful time. Andrea and along with all the gang went to the reunion and later she left to.ho live with her daughter, I will miss her.💋💋💋

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