Willis JacksonDecember 30, 1960 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 60)
On December 30, 1960, a man of God was born to the late Gracie R. Porter and the late Earnest De Baldwin. Preceding him in death was his grandmother, Rosie Lee Runles; and grandfather, Sim Runles of Lake Providence, Louisiana.
Willis Jackson AKA Pepper Man AKA Treetop, as he was called by many, accepted Christ at an early age. He united with Living Waters Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, under the leadership of Reverend E. Jordan. Several years later, he moved to Delhi, Louisiana, where he became a member of Greater One Christian Fellowship Church.
In 1978, a certificate of completion was received from Job Corps in painting/paperhanging. He was an active member of the Electrical Workers Union for over 30 years, where he retired. In 2018, he started his business "Nacho Mama Pepper Sause."
Willis Jackson met the love of his life in Las Vegas, Nevada on Super Bowl Sunday 2015. He and Diana Gaines were united in Holy Matrimony at Living Waters Church on September 27, 2015.
Those who will cherish his memories include Diana Gaines Jackson, his loving wife and best friend; three daughters, Tziana Christian (Robert) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Jessica Johnson (Terrance) of Monroe, Louisiana; and Ingrid Gilbert of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one son, Willis Jackson, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; two step-daughters, Itonya Washington (Alonzo) and Dessie Banks, both of West Monroe, Louisiana; two brothers, Roosevelt Jackson, Jr. (Patricia) and Roosevelt Jackson (Kat); five sisters, Gloria Billings (Bruce), Sadie Dean Porter, Gracie Porter-Henderson (Ira); Brenda Jones (Adell), and Valerie N. Jackson; one sister-in-law, Veronica Gray (Mardy) of Aurora, Colorado; three brothers-in-law, Larry Rancher (Linda) and Ricky Rancher (Helen), both of Delhi, Louisiana; and Harry Rancher of Monroe, Louisiana; a special sister-in-law, Christine Rancher of Delhi, Louisiana; six adopted children, fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one special aunt, Rushie Mae Taylor; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.