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Cleo G. (Griffin) Jackson

July 28, 1919 ~ February 6, 2019 (age 99)

Horatio, SC ….. Cleo Griffin Jackson, age 99, widow of Julian Laval Jackson, Sr., died on February 6, 2019, in Marietta, Georgia.

Born in the Bethel Community of Sumter County, she was a daughter of James N. Griffin and Clemmie Ingram Griffin. She was a member of McLeod's Chapel Methodist Church in Rembert, South Carolina.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by her daughter Kathryn J. Somers of Marietta, Georgia, grandsons Julian Laval Jackson, III, of Florida, Eric W. Somers (Ann Margaret) of Woodstock, Georgia, and Shawn Somers (Regina) of Villa Rica, Georgia; seven great grandchildren, J.J and Charles Jackson, Foster and Jackson Somers and Connor, (Ashley),Corey and Kayla Somers of Georgia and one great-great grandson Brendan Somers. She is also survived by one brother Bernard Griffin (Shirley) of the Bethel Community, a number of nieces and nephews and one former granddaughter-in-law, Stacey Jackson of Georgia.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her son Julian Laval Jackson, Jr., a daughter-in-law Helen Jackson Mood (Jimmy), two sisters Mary Lou Truluck and Florence Jackson, and five brothers James, Carroll, Charlton, Robert and William Griffin.

Funeral Services will be held at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 15th, 2019 with James W. Kendall, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethesda Methodist Church located on Highway 261 near Dinkins Mill.

Pallbearers will be, William Barnes, Ladson DuBose, Charles Jackson, David LeNoir, Sr., David LeNoir, Jr., Steve LeNoir, Walter LeNoir, Jr. and Donnie Shirer.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1-2 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bethesda Church, Cemetery Fund care of Mrs. Loraine Wolff at 6310 Catchall Road, Dalzell, South Carolina 29040 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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