Nora Bernice Jackson

July 4, 1921 - December 22, 2021
Nora Bernice Jackson

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On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, Nora Bernice Jackson, lovingly called “Peaches” age 100 completed her journey on earth and is now spending Christmas in her Heavenly Home.

She was born on July 4, 1921 in Dillon, SC to the late Grover Cleveland Jackson and Annie Nora Weatherford Jackson. She was the widow of Horace C. Jackson, Sr., married for 55 years. Remembered is her son, Willam Zane “Bill” Jackson who passed away May 6, 2019, grandson, Eddie DeRoche, and great grandson, Hunter DeRoche. Also her siblings, eight sisters, and three brothers.

Nora was a life long member and oldest member of the Pine Valley Church of God. She was a member at the 4th and Marsteller Church and transferred to the current location on Shipyard Blvd. She was also a member of the Tuesday Morning Mountain Movers.

Nora held many positions throughout her life but most enjoyed caring for Senior Citizens, allowing them to remain in their home with familar surroundings.

Bernice is survived by two sons, Harry Jackson (Ruth) and Jacky Jackson (Jessie); three daughters, June DeRoche, Sandra Bookman and Shirley Rudder along with 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren, and other extended family members including nieces, nephews, cousins and special niece Elizabeth Prince, who grew up with her and has been a part of her family through out her life.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday, December 27, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Rev. Paul Waters. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • December 26, 2021
    Sandra Bookman says:
    My heart is so burdened and I am in grief overload. I knew this day would come and wanted to be prepared but it is hard to prepare for life as you know it to be over. Mama was the constant in my life. She had a strict code that she lived by. She never backed away from the hard jobs. She always strove to do the next right thing. She had the perfect birthday, July 4th, because she was a mover and a shaker. Many people may have shared similar backgrounds with too little money and worldly possessions but mine was different because of my parents. I knew that when I went out to face the world I had very strong parents at my back. There was never a moment that I doubted their love and support of me. Selfishly, I am not ready to give her up...just one more hour, just one more day. Thank you, God, for blessing me with the perfect Mother and now I ask for your strength and guidance in learning to live without her until we meet again.

  • December 26, 2021
    Louise Williams says:
    We are so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Jackson. She was a special lady. She will be missed by all. May she Rest In Peace.

  • December 27, 2021
    June DeRoche says:
    Proverbs 31: 25 through 28 she is a woman of strength and dignity and has no fear of old age. When she speaks her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says. She watches carefully all that goes on throughout her household, and is never lazy. Her children stand and bless her; so does her husband. Mother taught us about God and His miracles. She read her Bible and prayed constantly calling each of her children, grandchildren and great grand children by name. But her prayers did not stop there. Every where she went she witnessed for our Lord. Strangers would ask her to remember them in prayer. I want each of them to know their names were in her prayers. Mother made sure if the church doors were open we were there. As we became teenagers and wanted to socilize her rule was they had to go to church with us. Well we usually never saw them again because if you were not familiar with holiness it could be quite intimidating. When we began driving Mother would tell us to get in the right lane that we needed to be in to reach our destination even if it was 30 miles away. Many years ago Mother got in the right lane and she has reached her destination. Mother, I will miss you but I feel peace and happiness for you. How often have I heard you say that you couldn't wait to go to heaven and walk the streets of gold with Jesus. Love you always!

  • December 28, 2021
    Darlene Gore Davis says:
    Sis Jackson was such a sweet person, she would always greet me slovenly. To the family I am so sorry for your loss, there is nothing like the loss of a mother you never get over it but you learn to live with it. You are all in my prayers now and the days to come