Ronnie Maurice Jackson, 64, was born Nov. 25, 1956, to the late Raymond Lee and Mary Liza Jackson in Roxana. Ronnie departed this life Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.
Ronnie was educated in the Indian River School District and attended trade school for auto body fender, carpentry and woodwork. He was employed in the poultry industry for over 47 years, working at Townsends Poultry and then Mountaire Farms until his health declined. He was also previously employed at Vlasic Foods and Georgia House.
He loved working with his hands, making personalized clocks and plaques, and working on his cars (especially his unique yellow car, “Lemon Twist,” as he called it). The first plaque that he made could be seen hanging at the Pentecostal Church of God in Millsboro, saying, “Prayer Changes Things.” Ronnie had a great personality, loved to joke around and was an all-around nice man.. He was well liked by the younger generation and affectionately called “Uncle Ronnie” by not only his nieces and nephews but also their friends.
Ronnie loved music and playing the guitar. He especially enjoyed gospel music and the blues. His favorite gospel songs were: “There’s a Leak in this Old Building,” “My Soul has Been Anchored,” “Walk Around Heaven,” “The Gates Swing Open,” and “Silent Night” by The Temptations which he enjoyed particularly during Christmas time. Ronnie was a member and guitarist at the Pentecostal Church of God in Millsboro, under the leadership of Bishop Marion L. Hendricks.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Elizabeth Jackson; his parents, Raymond Lee and Mary Liza Jackson; two brothers-in-law, Quinn Harmon and Peter Davis Jr.; and twin great-granddaughters, Nova and Nevaeh.
Ronnie leaves to cherish fond memories, two daughters: Tynetta Curtis of Bridgeville and Shelly Bolden (Drexel Jr.) of Seaford; one son, Ernest Conquest of Laurel; one goddaughter, Tynikia Conquest (whom he called Nooch) of Georgetown; nine grandchildren whom he truly loved with all his heart: Erica Conquest, Tynetta Curtis, Rodney Leonard Jr., Tyra Curtis, Rontrell Maurice Leonard, Monesha Conquest, Shirleshia Leonard and Dominick Conquest; and 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Linda Dorsey (Alex), Gladys Harmon and Mary Emma Jackson (who was his caregiver), all of Millsboro; two brothers: Forrest Jackson of Millsboro and Anthony Jackson (Linda) of Willingboro, N.J.; six sisters-in-law: Doretta Conquest, Kathleen Bowen (William), Claretta Jackson (Billy) and Patricia Jones (Rufus) all of Millsboro, Doreen Conquest of Georgetown and Jeanette Davis of Dover; two brothers-in-law: Roger Conquest (Ruth) of Georgetown and Marcus Conquest (Catina) of Seaford; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
A funeral will be held at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Pentecostal Church of God, 27071 Bethesda Road, Millsboro, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon, for viewing and visitation. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Millsboro.
Electronic condolences via www.watsonfh.com.