Reverend Jackson De'Shae Blackstone
June 7, 1971 - April 5, 2011


Services: Lancaster High School

Address: Lancaster VA

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2011

Time: 2:00pm

Life Reflections

Funeral Services for Rev. Jackson D. Blackstone of White Stone were held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2011 at the Lancaster High School where Pastor Rose Curry of the Willie Chapel Baptist Church , Officiated.

Reverend Jackson De’Shae Blackstone departed this life on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. He was the only child of Joyce Blackstone and the late James Frederick, born June 7, 2011. Jack, as he was affectionately known, accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Queen Esther Baptist Church in Mollusk, Virginia. Jack started using the musical gift God gave him at an early age, when he played for the Queen Esther Males chorus.

Jackson was educated in the public schools of Virginia and Maryland , graduating from Friendly High School in Fort Washington , Maryland in 1989. He went on to receive an Associate’s Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

He moved to Washington , DC and joined the Johenning Baptist Church . As a young adult he continued his musical ministry by directing and playing music for The Voices of Hope, a youth choir of the church, as well as a convention choir of over 100 voices strong.

In 1993, Jackson was licensed to preach the gospel under Bishop Glen A. Staples, and later ordained at the Mount Olive Baptist Church under Reverend Dwight E. Seawood.

Jackson married Sheila Palmer in 2004.

Over the years, Jack played for various churches in the Northern Neck. In recent years, he played for the Young Disciples and the Mass Choir of Mount Olive Baptist Church Heathsville, Virginia and the Young Voices of Faith of Willie Chapel Baptist Church Merry Point, Virginia.

“Jack” was a kind, compassionate, talented man, who loved the Lord, playing music, helping the young and old, and was always ready to preach or play music for any church who asked.

Jackson leaves to cherish his life, his loving mother, Joyce Blackstone, who he called his best friend; wife, Sheila Palmer of Northumberland County, Virginia; two sisters: Karetha and Keyondra Frederick of Mollusk; two brothers: Carl Beall and Kenneth Frederick of Northern Virginia; aunts: Brenda (Bernard) Williams of Fort Washington, Maryland; Alice Blackstone of Manassas, Virginia; and Linda Whitelow of Richmond, Virginia; uncles: Robert Henry (Rosetta) Griffin of Lively, Virginia; and Harry Easley of Capitol Heights, Maryland; great aunts: Barbara (Nathaniel) Tolson of Temple Hills, Maryland; Corrine (Alfred) Churchill of Williamsburg, Virginia; cousins: Terry, Jr., Liliah, Bernard, Keith, Michael, Daniel, David, Tara, Terryance, Terrylle, and Aliceson. He also leaves “his” godmother, Reverend Edith R. Davenport of Lancaster , Virginia ; godfather, Reverend Dr. William Lee of Roanoke , Virginia ; beloved friend, Latonya Gibson of Baltimore , Maryland ; a special sister-in-Christ, Stephanie Coleman; a host of family and friends.

Interment services were held at the Willie Chapel Baptist Church .

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home, Berry O. Waddy, Manager.

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