James Jackson 1953-2024

James Jackson 1953-2024

James Howard Jackson, SewWishKno, 70, of Mayetta, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at his home on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation.

He was born Sept. 11, 1953, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Robert and Lorene Alexander Jackson.

James was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Drum Religion. He had served on the Tribal Council from 1996 to 2000.

He worked in construction in the Jackson and Shawnee County area, doing dry wall finishing and all other types of construction.

He married Judy Faith Carlisle on Feb. 5, 1975. She survives of the home.

James was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Justina “Tommie” Jackson; a granddaughter, Yolanda Solis; two brothers, Mike Jackson and Johnny Jackson; and two sisters, Linda Jackson and Roberta Jackson.

Other survivors include his adopted father, Ed Potts, Mayetta; two sons, Jason Jackson (Lindsey) and Justin Jackson (Stephanie), all of Topeka; two daughters, Jennifer Jackson, Mayetta, and Felicia Brown, Denver, Colo.; four sisters, Evelyn Seymour, Lucy Jackson and Janice Jackson, all of Topeka, and Beverly Goslin (Doug), Mayetta; an adopted brother, Benny Potts, Mayetta; two adopted sisters, Judith Wabaunsee, Topeka, and Rose Hale, Mayetta; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Drum services and wake will be held Thursday evening at the Dance Ground Building on the Potawatomi Reservation. Burial will be held Friday afternoon in Matwe-Shobney Cemetery. James will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Online condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com


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