Suddenly, on Monday January 31st 2022, the Lord took Johnny Dean Jackson home at the age of 49. Also known as “Dean”, he was born on October 28th 1972 in Lumberton, North Carolina. He stayed in the Gray’s Creeks and Hope Mills area for his lifetime, where he graduated from South View High School in 1991. The son of the late Linda Humphrey Jackson, Dean is survived by his sons, Johnathon Jackson (Deanna) and Daniel Walton (Kimberly, Daniel Jr, and Tommy); his sister, Tammy Meaut; and his brother, Timothy Humphrey (Kim).
Dean was an incredibly hardworking man and an even more amazing father to his sons and husband to Melinda. Regardless of the situation he made sure they did not go without. In difficult times he would sacrifice his own happiness for theirs. Dean had various jobs throughout his lifetime such as working as a painter for the Cumberland County Schools; a landscaper; a vendor for Famous Amos and Wise Potato Chip Company; and a courtesy driver for B&W Transportation. He was a genuine friend that made sure those around him had a good laugh and cracked a smile. He will be remembered as an amazing father, husband, and a diehard fan of Dale Earnhardt and the UNC Tar Heels.
On the morning of Friday February 4th 2022, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, the Lord welcomed Melinda Lee Jackson into his arms at the age of 49. She was born on May 6, 1972 in Fayetteville North Carolina to Isaac C. Young and the late Linda Raye Young. Melinda is survived by her sons, Johnathon Jackson (Deanna) and Daniel Walton (Kimberly, Daniel Jr, and Tommy); her brother, Harold Young (Angela); and her sister, Kimberly Humphrey (Timothy). She spent her lifetime in the Fayetteville and Hope Mills area, where she graduated from South View High School in 1991.
Melinda was a loving mother and wife, who spent most of her days providing for her family. She was also a diehard Washington Redskins fan. Throughout the years she worked at an assortment of jobs such as a school bus driver for Cumberland County Schools; a courtesy driver for Bryan Honda; and at Krispy Kreme. But her most gratifying job was making a home for her family.
Dean and Melinda had each other for 28 years, almost 20 years married. They vowed to love, care and support each other to the end, which they in fact did. Their love for each other was an unbreakable bond that will be carried on with them.
Family and friends are invited to come together in remembrance of Dean and Melinda at Pinecrest Funeral Home for visitation at 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9th 2022. A funeral service will be conducted right afterwards at 2 p.m. by Reverend Ken Williams, followed by a graveside service immediately after at Lee’s Cemetery. Anyone who knew and loved Dean and Melinda are welcome to come.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” - Revelations 21:4
***The service will be live streamed and may be accessed by clicking on the service link below***