William Zane Jackson, Sr.

July 11, 1940 - May 6, 2019
William Zane Jackson, Sr.


William Zane Jackson, Sr., age 78 passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Bill was born on July 11, 1940. Bill was a graduate of New Hanover High School and Wilmington College. He served with the Wilmington Fire Dept and later was in sales in the radio and television business.

Bill is survived by his mother, Nora Bernice Jackson; three children William Z. Jackson, Jr.(Nina), Jason Clifton Jackson(Lindsey), and Regena Jackson Wildman; four grandchildren, David, Cameron, Ella, and Wyatt; two brothers, Harry Jackson and Jacky Jackson (Jessica); three sisters, June DeRoche, Sandra Bookman, and Shirley Rudder. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace C. Jackson, Sr.

The family will see friends from 6-8 pm Friday, May 10, 2019, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel officiated by Rev. Jerry Andrews. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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  • May 08, 2019
    F Davis says:
    To the Jackson family: My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Bill. I pray that you find comfort in the support of family and friends but most importantly in the God of all comfort. God comforts us in all our trials and invites us to throw every burden and all our anxiety upon him and he will sustain us. Psalm 55:22, 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. May your faith in God and his beloved son Jesus Christ strengthen you and your family during your time of bereavement.

  • May 08, 2019
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  • May 08, 2019
    Jenese Miller says:
    Our family wants you to know that we are praying for peace and comfort for all of you. Even when Heaven holds our loved one until that reunion day, saying goodbye is so hard. We love you all very much. Dale and Jenese Miller and Sally Ellis

  • May 09, 2019
    Louise Williams says:
    I am sorry for your loss. I pray for the Jackson family during this time.

  • May 10, 2019
    Sandra Bookman says:
    There are so many memories flooding my mind and heart tonight. My precious brother, Bill, is gone from us physically but will always be with us. There is a Bill-sized whole in my heart that no one else can fill. I spent many hours on the phone with him this past year discussing big things and small things, funny things and sad things, with lots of laughter and tears mixed in. And how Billy could laugh...I would look for jokes and funny stories just to hear him laugh. He had a booming laugh that seemed to start in his toes and roll out. He became interested in a Franklin Graham mission program that I am involved in and he wanted to participate. You fill a shoe box for a needy child to open on Christmas. Together, Bill and I filled that box,, it was my goal to put all the things in the box that Bill enjoyed as a child including a yo-yo., a baseball,and drawing supplies because Bil,designed floor plans for houses even as a small child,. We had 30 items in the box that reflected Bill's interests. One of the items was a pair of crazy socks. The wife of one of Bill's pastors jokingly told him that he wore boring socks because they were brown, navy, grey or black. She introduced him to colorful socks. Bill had such a heart for the spiritually lost. We had so many conversations about reaching people. One of our favorite sayings was by C.S.Lewis, Every Christian this side of Heaven owes the Gospel to every sinner this side of Hell. I know where Bill is but he left us too soon. I know God's timing is faultless and God's ways are not our ways but I miss my brother so much. I know that I will seem him again. When I get to Heaven I already have four Angel's waiting for me: two beloved grandmothers, the world's greatest father, and my sweet brother, Bill. If I cannot find Bill immediately. I will just have to look for the only angel wearing crazy socks. Good Night Sweet Prince...may flights of Angel's send the to thy rest!!! S