Robert Jackson was born February 5, 1926, in Corley, Georgia to the late Hattie Mae Cosine and Roford Walker. Raised by his grandmother until twelve years of age, he was reunited with his mother in Corley, Georgia and later relocated Cleveland, Ohio.
He worked on the railroad in Youngstown, Ohio from 1970 until failing eyesight left him disabled. Upon moving to Canton, Ohio in 1974, he met and married Zula Preston in 1978. In 1986 the two moved their membership from Mount Zion Church of God in Christ to Deeper Life Full Gospel, where he was ordained a church elder, and where they both served as faithful intercessors, teachers, and counselors.
Not one to hold back the praise from God, Elder Jackson was known for his exuberant worship, bold proclamation of his love for Jesus, and resounding prophetic utterance wherever he went. Though legally blind, he possessed a keen spiritual insight that remained accurate and clear unto his death. Never one to foster self-pity, Elder Jackson repaired the roof and porch of his home, cut the hedges, and even started a scrap business where he stripped and separated metal. Once the word got out, complete strangers donated scrap items in abundance. With his earnings he gave to worthy church causes, foreign missions, and individuals in need. His home became a shrine of intercession, training, deliverance, prophetic guidance as wells as a 24-hour oasis for the homeless and the hurting. Loveable, Laughable, Favored, Giving, Explosive, Godly, Triumphant, Beautiful, Caring, Insightful, Wise, Faithful. These are just a few words among many that describe this remarkable man who became a father to many.
Concerning his birth and upbringing, Elder Jackson would say emphatically, “I was born out of season to be put into season.”
Preceded in death by both parents, eight sisters, his beloved wife, Zula Jackson; sons, Orlando Preston, Kenny Preston, Frank Preston, Lawrence Cheek; daughter, Jocelyn Cheek.
Survived by daughter, Carolyn (David) Whitehurst; a host of grand, great grand, and great-great grandchildren along with spiritual sons and daughters who simply adored him.
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