Alpha: Oct. 19, 1951

Omega: May 7, 2021

Funeral services for our beloved Clyde Ray Jackson Sr. will be Saturday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home, 318 North St., Natchitoches.

Interment will immediately follow the service at Lawrence Serenity Cemetery, 1630 Breazele Springs St., Natchitoches.

Clyde Ray Jackson Sr. was born to the late Horace Roy Jackson Sr. and Frances Davenport Jackson in Natchitoches Oct. 19, 1951.

He was blessed to be born into a loving family with three siblings that supported him in all of his endeavors. Clyde was something of a mathematician throughout his years in school and graduated from Central High School in 1969.

He gave his life to Christ as a young man under the leadership of the Rev. James A. Graham at Asbury United Methodist Church where he and his family attended. Years later he changed his fellowship to Heart After God Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Robert Jackson Jr. Clyde loved the Lord and his family and friends dearly.

He was united in marriage to Kim Denise Presley, and of this union three children were born.  He was later united in marriage to Shelia Pierre.

He had a flair for living and he did it to the best of his ability. He never met a stranger and had many trades that surrounded residential construction, painting, counseling, cooking and helping others. He was a collector of assorted items, but he collected the most valuable gift of all, our hearts.

Clyde is preceded in death by his parents, Horace Roy Jackson Sr. and Frances Davenport Jackson; and siblings, Curtis Jackson and Horace Roy Jackson Jr.

He leaves behind to continue his legacy, two sons, Andre’ Delaney Jackson Sr. and wife Ebony of Shreveport and Clyde Ray Jackson Jr. and wife Angie of Houston, Texas; five daughters, Anika Jackson Johnson and husband Markus of Shreveport, Aja Latrice Jackson and Hugh Morse, Aqualin Helaire Brown and Joey Small of Shreveport, Jaharrah Jay Jackson, and Charlotte Harbison; and one sister, Bobbie L. Jackson. He leaves to cherish his memory 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.