“I took His hand when I heard His call; I turned my back and left it all; for God hath not promised sun without rain. Joy without sorrow, peace without pain. God wanted me, so He set me free.”
Oliver (Billy) Jackson was born on September 3,1943 to the late Marguerite Jones and Roosevelt Waller of Vienna, Maryland. He departed this earthly life on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at TidalHealth in Salisbury, Maryland.
Billy received his formal education in the public schools of Dorchester County, graduating from Mace’s Lane High School in 1961. He attended Maryland State College where he became an active member of a band called “The Vibratones,” which was one of the most popular bands on the Eastern Shore and surrounding areas.
Billy was a devoted husband to his wife, Jacqueline, for fifty-five years. Truly a man of God and a family man, he lived a happy and active life.
Billy was an employee of Delmarva Power and high company, retiring after 35 years in 1998.
Billy was a devoted member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna serving in many capacities; Administrative Council President, United Methodist Men, Charge Choir, Church Historian, Lay Leader, Hospitality, SPPRC, Chairperson for Homecoming, Trustee, Usher and Church Steward.
Billy was a computer genius and used that talent to the fullest. He was very instrumental in his family’s reunion activities for many years. This was his way of making sure his family stayed close. Much work was required for this event, but he enjoyed every minute of it.
Loving and precious memories will be cherished by his devoted wife, Jacqueline; sons: Oliver Jr. and Kevin James; brother: Robert “Bird” (Joyce) Jackson; uncle: Harold (Vivian) Jackson; granddaughter: Michele (Avery) Wright; grandsons: Cameron Dutton and Ian Dutton; a very special “brother”: Edward Bland, and longtime special friends: Alfred (Olivia) Hutt, and Billy (Cecelia) Dennis. Billy also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Billy was preceded in death by his mother: Marguerite Jones, father: Theodore Roosevelt Waller; aunts: Gertrude, Mary, Clementine and Catherine; uncles: Freddy, Johnny, Orville, Clarence, and Thomas.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith”
2 Timothy 4:7
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