Mr. Willie "Pete" Jackson, age 66, of Tampa passed away Friday, August 23, 2019. Homegoing Celebration will be conducted Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m. at New Salem Primitive Baptist Church, 1605 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL with Pastor Benjamin Curry, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. <br />
Mr. Willie "Pete" Jackson was a native of Fitzgerald, GA. He was the son of the late Lloyd Jackson Sr. and Johnnie Mae McMillan. From an early age, he resided in Tampa where he lived most of his life and was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County. <br />
He was an employee at the City of Tampa for 31 years and Tampa Banana Handlers (Longshoreman) for 9 years until he retired. He was most known for his Love for the Miami Dolphins, skills in playing pool, playing cards with his friends, watching sports and his famous saying, "It's just that simple." He also had a pure genuine love for his family and friends. <br />
He leaves to mourn: Patricia Ann Jackson; 3 loving and devoted daughters, Alecia Williams Rhonda Jackson Smith (Derick) and Bridgette Laverne Jackson; stepchildren, Edward Perry, Shannon Johnson, Chanelle Johnson, Chris Johnson, and devoted niece, Joyce; 3 grandchildren, Tierra Anthony (Tyhie), Bria King and Maegan Grace; 3 great-grandchildren, Demi Anthony, Denim Anthony and Denia Anthony; devoted grandson, Demerick Johnson; and a host of grandchildren. <br />
Special mentions: the staff at Lifepath Hospice, the staff at Tampa General Hospital, Interim Healthcare-Sherri Koscal and the staff at Gandy Crossings. Also, a host of other sorrowing family members and friends. The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, August 30 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.
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