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Jackson B. Cumbo Sr.

November 14, 1944 — October 4, 2015

The Life and Legend of Jackson B. Cumbo, Sr. The life and legend of a great man, husband, father and friend existed in Jackson B. Cumbo, Sr. Jackson B. Cumbo, Sr. also known as "Butch" was born to the late Venus Thernot Cumbo Spruill and Elmer Majette on November 14, 1944 in an area known as Rich Square, North Carolina. Butch was called home on Sunday, October 4, 2015, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Jackson graduated from W. S. Creecy High in Rich Square, NC. After completing his education, he joined the United States Army where he served two terms and fought in Vietnam. He was discharged honorably on March 7, 1968 from Fort Knox, Kentucky. He then returned home and gained employment at the Odom Prison for a short period of time. He then went to work at Newport News Shipbuilding where he worked diligently and gained a network of friends and family. Jackson gave his life back to Christ in 1994 and married his true love of 36 years (20 years of marriage) Cathen Edwards. Jackson became very passionate about his love for God and people and he showed this through his works. He served as an elder, deacon, and as a 33rd Masonic leader. Even in his time of illness he went far beyond himself to make sure everyone was not just okay, but exceptional. Jackson leaves to mourn his loving wife Cathen Edwards Cumbo, three children: Jackson B. Cumbo, Jr. of Richmond, VA; Broderick Cumbo (Marion) of Havelock, NC; Tenisha Williams of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and two stepdaughters Tracy Tyler (Warren. Sr.); and Lesley Tyler-Cassell (Tyrone, Sr.). He also leaves to mourn his father Elmer Majette and stepmother Ruby Majette, siblings: Michael Spruill of Killen, TX; Venus Michele Spruill of Rich Square, NC; Beverly Spruill Riddick (Barron) of Ahoskie, NC; Wayne DeForest Spruill (Donna) of Winton, NC; Yasmin Spruill Moodie (James) of Suffolk, VA; Deborah Spruill Carroll (Timothy) of Rocky Mount, NC; Andre Maurice Spruill, Sr. (Cynthia) of Roxobel, NC; three brothers-in-law Otis Edwards, Jr. (Ernestine) of Smithfield, VA; Dr. Timmie Edwards, Sr. of Smithfield, VA; George Edwards (Yolanda) of Richmond, VA.; one sister-in-law Redell Reese; one aunt, Hilda Cotten of Garysburg, NC; thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was a God-fearing man with strong faith and constitution, who served as a role model for many. He possessed a quiet powerful presence. He was a peacemaker and a counselor for his family. We are so honored that God has blessed us with such a loving, spiritual mentor. We love you dearly Butch, rest in peace. A Funeral Service will be held 12pm Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Viewing Friday. Oct. 09, 2015 from 4-7pm at the Chapel.

Burial Date October 10, 2015

A Funeral Service will be held 12pm Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Viewing Friday. Oct. 09, 2015 from 4-7pm at the Chapel.

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