DURHAM- Mr. Jackson Ray Sanderford, Jr., 54, lost his 3.5-year battle with Small Cell Lung Cancer on September 5, 2021.
Mr. Sanderford was born December 24, 1966 to Jack and Martha Sanderford, at Watts Hospital in Durham NC. Jackson graduated from Southern High School in 1985, playing drums in all three of the bands, marching, concert, and jazz. He dedicated his life to The Lord Jesus Christ May 6, 1990, attending Durham Memorial and Faith Baptist the rest of his life.
Jackson coached AAU Basketball followed by High School Basketball, which he had the pleasure of coaching his son Kevin. His passion of song writing and playing drums followed him his entire life. Jackson was a devout Christian, Father, Grandfather, bass fisherman, and Carolina Panthers Fan. He will be deeply missed.
Jackson is preceded in death by his father, Jackson Ray Sanderford, Sr.
Jackson is survived by his loving wife, Brandie Sanderford; mother, Martha Sanderford; daughter, Shannon Sanderford (Ken); two sons, Michael Clark (Megan) and Kevin Clark (Alison); as well as his 13 grandchildren, Conner Denson, Hannah Durham, Maci Clark, Mason Clark, Noah Clark, Lukas Clark, Camden Clark, Paisley Burford, Addison Hendrix, Garrison Hendrix, Luke Jackson Hendrix, Mya Parker, and T’nya Parker.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Chris Benson, Kenny Pleasants, Marshall Stanhope, Tommy Stallings, Charles Knight, Ken Sykes, and Alan Hicks. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Ran Whitley, Terry Dellinger, Keith Longmire, and Blaine Pittman.
A visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2021 at Hudson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Durham Memorial Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Ed Denton, Rev. Roger Wall, Rev. Chris Otto, and Rev. Rob Stone. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions can be directed to The Dream Foundation, P.O. Box 75, 114 East Oak Road, Vineland, NJ 08362-0705.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee, and through rivers, they shall not over flow thee, when thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee! Isaiah 43:2