Richard Jackson, Jr.

Richard Jackson, Jr.

On Dec. 27, 2017 Pastor Richard Jackson, Jr. went home to be with Jesus. Pastor was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Fresno, Calif. to Richard and Oradell (Booker) Jackson. He grew up in Kerman, Calif.

Prior to his ministry Richard served in the United States Army, as a medic (in Germany) during the Vietnam War. He then went to work and retired from Southern California Gas Company.

Richard has been pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church since 1997 and was instrumental in setting up the Drop-In Center at the church, which provides food for Mineral County residents.

Pastor Jackson was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alverta Jackson; brothers, John, Edward, James, Jesse and Monroe Jackson; sisters, Christine Wright, Leona Williams, Sarah Williams and Elva Jackson.

He is survived by daughter, Melissa Ann (husband, Dennis) Hylton of Atlanta, Ga.; brother Andrew (wife Jamie) Jackson of Wyoming, Del.; twin granddaughters, Makenzie and Dilan Hylton of Atlanta, Ga.; niece, Rhonda Williams of Hayward, Calif. and Lisa; nephew David Harris of Calif.; first wife and beloved friend, Annie E. Johnson Jackson of Atlanta, Ga. and a host of additional nieces and nephews.

A celebration of home coming to the Lord Jesus Christ will be held for Pastor Jackson at Macedonia Baptist Church, 991 D Street on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 12 p.m.

Pot luck will follow the celebration. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Macedonia Baptist Church would be welcome. Please, no flowers.

Terri Jean Erickson

Terri Jean Erickson

July 11, 1964 – Dec. 20, 2017

Terri “Bear” Erickson passed away at home surrounded by all her family and many friends. Born in Hawthorne, Terri spent some time as a young girl in California where she began her life-long love of horses and other animals. She went to school in Hawthorne, developing many friends over the years. Terri was also an avid fisherman and until recently she still participated in ATV rides throughout Mineral County.

During her working career Terri was employed by various companies in Hawthorne and Winnemucca. She moved to Fallon in 2009 to be closer to family and her dear friend, Doug McDonald. Previously a skeet shooter, it was in Fallon that she developed her love for target shooting and became a committee member of the local Friends of the NRA. Terri also took great pleasure from her miniature horses and even bought a small saddle in order that her young granddaughter could learn to ride on one.

She was a good and generous friend to many and a loving mother to her two children Brittny and Chad and her three grandchildren. Terri was preceded in death by her mother, Gaylyn Spriggs and father, David Erickson and is survived by her sister, Lois (Ralph) Erquiaga; her brothers, David and Gary Erickson: children, Brittny (Dustin) Beauford and Chad Morgan and grandchildren: Alli Beauford, Jax Beauford and Thomas Morgan.

Following cremation, there will be a family-only internment at Mountain View Cemetery in Carson City where she will rest with her mother.