Alma Singleton- Jackson, 79, departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2019 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. Born August 31, 1939, in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Edward T. and Rebecca Sherard Singleton. She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. Alma received Christ as her Savior early in life and joined Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church, where she was a life-long member and sang with the Jubilee Choir, as well as served as an usher an stewardess. She met and married the late James “Josh” Jackson for 60 years. They were blessed with two children. Precious memories will be cherished by: a daughter, Vernell Singleton-Deas of Alexandria, VA; a son, James Jackson, Jr. of Columbia; two grandchildren, Victoria Deas of Alexandria, Va, Brandon Osborne of the home; four sisters, Wilhelmenia Anderson, Earlean Shannon of Wedgefield, Mary Fraiser of Laurel, MD, Louise Hayden of Sumter; a sister-in-law, Mariah Rivers of Bronx, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 1295 Fellow Lane, Sumter. Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11 a. m. at Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church, 160 North Kings Highway, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Broughton, Jr., Pastor, Eulogist, the Rev. Charlie S. Howard, presiding. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10 a. m. for viewing until time of service. The funeral procession will leave the home at 10:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church Yard Cemetery.
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