of Marvell, AR
October 17, 1935 - March 19, 2021
Weldon Elbert Jackson, Jr. began his life's journey on October 17, 1935. He was the first born of Weldon and Daisey Jackson. Born and raised in Cypert, Arkansas, he attended Cypert Elementary School and Marvell High School, graduating with the Class of 1954. He attended Arkansas A&M and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville studying Agriculture.While serving in the Arkansas National Guard he was based in Ft. Chaffee. He was introduced to the love of his life, Rada Ann Dale, through a mutual friend. After Elbert returned to the family farm in Cypert, Rada and Elbert became engaged and were married on March 21, 1959. In the Cypert and Marvell area they built a life together and raised their family. Elbert was a farmer for life.Elbert served his community as a Justice of the Peace, a member of Phillips County Quorum Court, and served on the Phillips County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and was a past president. He was appointed to the Phillips County Port Authority at its inception and served for many years. He was one of the founding fathers of Marvell Academy and a past president of the school board. In 1972 he was awarded Phillips County Farm Family of the Year. He was a life long member of the Cypert Church of Christ, where he worshipped, fellowshipped and served as treasurer and faithful member.On Friday, March 19, 2021, Elbert passed away with family at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents Weldon and Daisy (Shaffhauser) Jackson and wife, Rada Jackson.2 Timothy 1:7For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Rejoice always pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.Thank you Dad, for teaching us to pray without ceasing.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Cypert Church of Christ.Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.Roller-Citizens Funeral Home is observing guidelines regarding COVID-19. We ask that all attendees please observe social distancing. When indoors or when social distancing cannot be observed, please wear a mask.
A kind man and always welcome people to services at church. I know he and Rada are truly missed. My heart ❤️ hurts for his family. They made such a sweet mark on all of us. Together again at the feet of Our Savior Jesus Christ. ✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️
I've known the Jackson family for many many years. I am proud to call Mr. Elbert and Mrs. Rada friends. The Cypert community has lost two of their most solid and most thought of citizens in just a few days. Sorry for the family and the community.
I was so very sorry to hear of Elbert's passing. My mother, Barkley Jackson Bullard, was born and raised in Cypert as part of the broader Jackson family of Cypert. Though I never got to know Elbert very well I have very fond memories of many visits at his parent's home in Cypert, and every time I ran into Elbert out in the community as an adult I was always so impressed with how well he had carried on the tradition of fine christian Jackson gentlemen. Though I was born and raised in Helena, the Jackson family of Cypert, the Cypert church of Christ, and the Cypert Cemetery will always be a deeply ingrained part of my life. My most heartfelt condolences go out to the surviving members of Elbert's family.
Mr. ELBERT, was a Great Person, and Freind, for All who knew him. Praying for the Family!
Sorry to hear of the family's loss!!! He was always a nice man to me and my family...he always had time to stop and talk for a few minutes, I cherish the talk's that we had!!!! My thoughts are with the family during this time of morning...❤️❤️
We the Hubbard family are sending our heartfelt condolences and prayers.. My husband Victor will truly miss Mr. Elbert from coming out to the shop and cracking jocks with them. We pray the God gives each of you the strength to endure during this time of sadness.RIP Mr Jackson
Elbert and I grew up at Cypert living across the road from each. We were cousins, but he seemed more like a big brother. During the last few years our bond seemed to grow stronger and we talked often after his beloved Rada passed away. I will really miss those phone visits, but his suffering had increased so much I can only be thankful that he has to endure no more. Vicky, Patti and Trey, may God give you peace and bless your memories of a wonderful Christian father.
So sorry to hear this. He was a nice man that always spoke when I’d see him . Prayer’s for the family and Cypert ! Y’all lost a couple of the good ones this week !
Trey and family, Steve and I are sorry to hear about Mr Elbert. He was a great man and will be missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I was saddened to hear of Mr. Elbert passing away. I’ll always remember him as a sweet and kind man. My deepest sympathy for the family. May God grant you peace of mind in knowing your loved one is in the loving arms of Jesus.
My thoughts prayers are with family and friends of Mr Weldons.
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that GOD will keep his arms around you.June White
Our family loved Mr. Elbert. He was one giant in the Christian faith. Our prayers are you to receive God’s comfort and peace.
My sympathy and prayers to the family. Last of that generation of Cypert Church of Christ members that I remember from growing up there. Elbert is reunited with your mother once more.Jackie Scaife
So sorry to hear about Elbert will keep all in our prayers
Mr. Elbert was such a good man. He was always so full of kindness. I am so sorry to hear of his passing but know he is in Heaven celebrating w so many of his loved ones. Prayers for the family in the upcoming days.