Eddie R. Jacks 78, of Chattanooga, went to his eternal resting place on Sunday, April 1, 2018.
He was born May 4, 1939, to the late Amos and Annie Jacks. Rev. Jacks was the faithful pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church for 40 years. He retired from BASF after 30 years of employment.
Pastor Jacks was preceded in death by his parents Amos and Annie Jacks, son Donald Jacks, brothers Leroy Jacks, Leroy Dowdy, Russell Jacks, Nathaniel Jacks, and a sister Hallie Mae Flanagan.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Norriee V. Jacks, children, Pastor Randy (Deborah) Jacks of Chattanooga, Cynthia (Kalvin) Hudgins of Douglasville, Georgia, Elder Eddie D. (Cliftina) Jacks of Chattanooga, and Tarashenda Harris of Chattanooga, sisters, Shirley Edwards of Athens, Ga., Betty (Stanley) Kenny of Statham, Ga., and Lunette (Lonnie) Hillman of Lawrenceville, Ga., brothers, Hugh (Joanne) Jacks of Chattanooga, Hayward ( Julie) Jacks of Monroe, Ga., Lewis (Mamie) Dowdy, of Athens, Ga., and Al Jacks of Monroe, Ga., 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three dedicated sisters-in law, two godchildren, and five adopted children, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and church family.
Pastor Jacks will lie in state on Friday, April 6, at the funeral home from 12-4 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the Miracle Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7,at noon at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Jacks as the eulogist. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home.