Jackson Elliott Dills, 11,  passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020.   

 

Graveside Service will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Larry May officiating.  The body will lie in state from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Home.  Due to COVID 19 no family visitation is planned. If you would like, please bring a chair for your use at the graveside service.

 

Jackson was a loving young man that enjoyed life everyday.   He was a good student and enjoyed being recognized for his achievements.   Jackson was known for having a big heart and was concerned for others first.  He was a loving son and  brother; he especially enjoyed  spoiling his little sister.   Like his father, he enjoyed being outdoors, doing anything that his father was doing.  Jackson was also a very friendly person and he liked to play video games with his family and friends.  Jackson was a son of the late Justin Elliott Dills; and was preceded in death by grandfather: Cecil Wayne Dills, Jr.; great grandfather: Leroy Jackson.  

 

Jackson is survived by his mother: Stacey; sisters: Madison, Journey; grandmothers: Deborah Dills Lee, Lorie Duncan; step grandfather; Johnny Lee; great grandmother: Shirley Jackson; aunts, uncles and many friends.

 

Jackson continues to give the gift of life through organ donation.

 

Memorials may be made to the family to assist with final expenses. 

 

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dills Family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com

 

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  1. I worked in the cafeteria where Jackson went to school. He was such a well mannered boy. Always so polite just as kind as he could be. Always give us a hug sometime. Will miss u sweet Jackson.🙏🏻💙❤️

  2. Jackson was a student of my daughter. He was loved by her. Praying for the Dill family for peace and comfort.

  3. Ms. Shirley, I am so sorry for the pain you are feeling right now. Please know that you have many people praying for you and thinking of you and your family during this time.

  4. I will miss you Jackson with all of my heart and you will be miss whole a lot
    I will still love you and your mom and sister.

  5. My daughter Maggie Roberts thought the sun rose and set on Jackson.. She said he was one of her best friends.. they sat together a lot in class and he could explain math better than the teacher… She said he always had a smile and knew how to make her laugh.. She has taken his passing very hard.. She loved him so much she said.. And he was very sweet to me… God speed his sweet soul to heaven.. He will be missed by many.. His years on this earth were few but he impacted many… prayers.. The Roberts Family

    • Jackson, watch over your mom and sisters, keep them safe. Let your mom know that you are ok now. You were an amazing friend to a lot of people and you will be missed more than you know. Rest Easy Jackson. We love you!

    • Loving thoughts and prayers from The Families at Bethel Church of God of Seagrove.
      God peace, beyond understanding.

      Pastors Larry & Linda Sue May

  6. My love and prayers are with you all. Thank you for letting him live on through your wonderful gift of love.

  7. I first met Jackson as a little boy in my mom’s second grade room when I would go to volunteer, and this year I had the privilege of teaching him in 5th grade.

    I’ll always remember Jackson as that respectful, hardworking, smart, kindhearted, easy going student, and someone who got along well with everyone. He was one of those students that you love to have in your class, and because he was one of “my kids”, he will always hold a special place in my heart. He will be missed so much by all those who knew him.

    My prayers are with Stacey and the rest of the family. I pray the Lord would bring continued strength and comfort during this time.

  8. I first met Jackson as a little boy in my mom’s second grade room when I would go to volunteer, and this year I had the privilege of teaching him in 5th grade.

    I’ll always remember Jackson as that respectful, hardworking, helpful, smart, kindhearted, easy going student, and someone who got along well with everyone. He was one of those students that you love to have in your class, and because he was one of “my kids”, he will always hold a special place in my heart. He will be missed so much by all those who knew him.

    My prayers are with Stacey and the rest of the family. I pray that the Lord would give you all continued strength and comfort during this time.

  9. Debbie, Shirley, and family,
    We are so sorry for the terrible tragedy in your family. Please know that you are in our prayers as you face difficult days ahead. Remember that God is a very present help in the time of trouble. Cecil and Debbie Reeder

  10. I had the honor of being Jackson’s second grade teacher. Even at that young age, he always stood out as a role model in the classroom. He was that polite, well-mannered, respectful student that would always lend a hand to the more struggling students in class.
    Since my retirement, I’ve had the privilege of volunteering at RES the past couple of years. I’m pleased and thankful that I had the opportunity to see Jackson again as a fifth grade in my daughter’s classroom. When I visited, Jackson would always run up to me with the biggest smile and hug and say he was glad I came. I was pleased to see just a taller version of the sweet little boy I once knew in second grade and still loved, and I could still see that he had that same passion to help others in need.
    His sweet demeanor, excellence in academics, and his kindness to his teachers and classmates have left a lasting impression.

    To Stacey and all the family, I pray the Lord will give you strength, comfort, and peace at this most difficult time.

  11. I met Jackson for the first time when I had the opportunity to volunteer in my granddaughter’s classroom this year. From my first interactions with him then, I could easily tell that he was such a caring, sweet young man, who always showed his appreciation for anything he was given and gave the best hugs.
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Stacey and all the family, and I pray for continued strength and peace for you all.

  12. I had the privilege of meeting Jackson the times him and my daughter Miley were in the same room. He always smiled. Stacy and family your in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss may God bring you comfort and peace through this.

  13. I am at a loss for words but I am going to try to share with you the Jackson that I knew. He was a kind-hearted boy that enjoyed life. He never had a bad day. I loved hearing him laugh and enjoyed seeing him help others. He was always willing to help and was always so respectful. He was in my AIG class and was very smart. I remember when I told him that he qualified for the program he just grinned from ear to ear. He was so excited. Saying that I will miss him is an understatement. My heart goes out to you all and my prayers go up because I know your life is forever changed. Just have peace in knowing that he is in the arms of Jesus, I have no doubt!

  14. Shirley, I want to express my condolences and love to you and your family for the tragic unspeakable loss your family has endured. My prayers and love of friendship to you alway.

  15. Im so sorry for your loss. Praying the lord give you grace and strength. Comfort though this time . Cherish your precious memories.
    Roger , Lilac , Shalana , Cheyenne

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