Deacon Lewis Gene Jackson

Deacon Lewis Gene Jackson, 71, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2019.

Service Information: Funeral service will be held at 11AM, Saturday, February 9, at Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 925 N 18th st in Waco. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8PM, Friday, February 8, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Lewis was born September 24, 1947 to Clover Gene (Denson) and Henry Lewis Jackson in Wichita Falls. Lewis ran track in High School and received a scholarship to a Christian university. He married the love of his life, Doris Banks, on May 5, 1971 in Lawton, OK. He joined church at a young age in Wichita Falls and later in his life he was a member of the Greater New Life Missionary Baptist Church where he drove the Sunday School Bus. Lewis served 22 years in the United States Air Force. While severing, he obtained his Associates Degree and fought in the Vietnam War. Following his service in the military, he had a 19 year career with the United States Postal Service.

Lewis loved to joke with friends and family and was an easy going person. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father; and brothers, Lester Jackson and Sylvester Jackson.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Doris Jackson; son, Tyrone Jackson; daughters, Tiffany Elaine Jackson- Stevens and husband, Robert, Lisa Allison and husband, Donald, and Jackie Jackson; mother, Clover Jackson; sisters, Mary William and Betty Jackson; sisters-in-law, Laura Jenkins and husband, Howard, Linda McClendon, and Delores Bartley; brothers-in-law, Major E.E. Banks and Stanley Banks; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 752-5900



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Condolence Messages

  1. Margaret Freeman

    Doris, Larry and Myself was so honored to be apart of Lewis life and yours.. Lewis and Larry bounded as brothers not just friends. We will truly miss Lewis. May he rest in heaven. May God give you peace knowing Lewis loved you so very much.

    Larry and Margaret Freeman
    06 Feb. 2019

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  3. Eva & Clarence Walker and Family

    Lewis always had a smile on his face. Easy going, and quiet. I thank him for giving advice to my son, Robert which is now his son-n-law. We are family oriented at Greater New Light, but we are now related by marriage of your daughter to my son. Additionally, we are related because of the blood of Jesus. Thank you for your service in the military and as Deacon at our church. Take your rest. You will be missed.

  4. My Sister Doris, and to each family member….it is with great sadness that I write this. My heart aches for you and your family. Losing your best friend/husband/father I know is a lot to bear, but just know that you do not have to go at it alone. Your Spiritual family is with you every step of the way. Even if it’s just to listen. We Love you and Deacon Lewis will be forever and greatly missed in the body. I miss him sitting on the Ushers bench with us, watching over us. Now he’s watching over us from Heaven. His sweet and gently spirit will forever be a part of our GNL family. My Deepest Heartfelt condolences to you all. May the Lord of Comfort be Your strength in this your time of sorrow.

  5. Joyce Fancher, Charlene Drakes

    Our condolences and prayers goes out to you and your family. Just know you and Lewis showed nothing but Love the very first time I met you all at church. just know we love Lewis and God loves him more. Look to the hills from which comes your help. ❤

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