Steven Ray Jackson

Steven Ray Jackson of Mount Ulla, N.C., formerly of Mattituck, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at his residence. He was 45 years old.

Steven Ray Jackson

He was born on Sept. 10, 1966, to Berna (Hudgens) and George W. Jackson in New Mexico and grew up there on an Indian reservation, where his father worked as a miner. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, and while on leave in Texas he met Lisa Manarel, whom he later married in Mattituck.

Steven and his wife owned and operated Mattituck Fence Company. After the family moved to North Carolina he worked for C.E. Holt Refrigeration in Charlotte.

Steven was an adoring husband and father, devoted to his family. He enjoyed playing golf and baseball.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lisa Manarel Jackson; his children, Matthew Jackson, Gavin Jackson and Kyah Jackson, all of Mount Ulla, and Steven Jackson Jr. and Amberly Jackson of Kansas City, Mo.; his brothers, Clifton Jackson of Elko, Nev., and Robert Jackson of Ceres, Calif.; his sister, Denise Costa of Modesto, Calif.; and his grandchildren, Hunter Jackson and Eric Jackson. He was predeceased by his father.

A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel in Mooresville, N.C. The family will receive friends before the service from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Memorial donations may be made to Welcome Home Veterans Building Fund, c/o Richard’s Coffee Shop, 128 S. Main St., Mooresville, NC 28115 or the Mooresville Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 5173, Mooresville, NC 28117.

This is a paid notice.