James B. “Jimmy” Jackson, 52, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville.
He was born Dec. 18, 1967, in Madison, to Ronald Keith and Patricia A. Hall Jackson. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1987 graduate of Southwestern High School. He was raised in the Chelsea Church of God, worked early in life for Royer Corporation and then for Grote Industries for 13 years. He married Deborah J. Elliott on Aug. 24, 1991, and they had a daughter. He was Baptized by his father at First Assembly of God Church in Madison. He worked for a time delivering for Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut before being disabled by a stroke. He loved being with his daughter and watching television and listening to music. He liked to sing, loved sports, especially University of Kentucky basketball, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees baseball, the Louisville Cardinals and was an avid NASCAR fan. In his younger years, before he lost his eyesight, he loved fishing, exploring the woods, telling jokes and making people laugh. After loosing his sight he liked listening to audio books and music.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years; his daughter, Rebekah Faith Jackson of Madison; his son, Spenser Kyle Hanson of Indianapolis; his mother Patricia Hamm and her husband, Robert Hamm Jeffersonville, Indiana; his sisters, Theresa Joyce Nielsen of Jeffersonville, Lisa Michelle Kaelin of Durham, North Carolina and Stephanie Ann Via of Charlestown, Indiana; his caregiver of seven years, Kathy Bowen of Scottsburg, Indiana; and a granddaughter, several uncles and aunts, a great aunt, nieces and nephews, a great niece and great nephews, numerous cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, William Leonard and Sadie Hall and Thomas Glen and Thelma Lorraine Jackson.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Visitation is 4 p.m. until time of services Tuesday and then again after the funeral from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, remembrances and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.