Melvin D. Jackson, 79, of Paragould, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

Melvin was born on Sept. 25, 1941, in Corning, to the late Elvin and Bertha Clark/Jackson. Melvin was a retired insurance salesperson and a member of Center Hill Church of Christ. Melvin’s favorite things in life were his family, especially his grandchildren. Melvin really enjoyed spending time with them and making family memories. They were the light of his life. Melvin was also a caring gentleman who loved life and making others smile and laugh, and would do anything to help others.

Melvin is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jackson; son, Ricky Jackson; and sister, Loretta Armes.

Survivors include his daughter, Julie (Aaron) Forkum of Paragould; and grandchildren, AJ Forkum, Cash Forkum and Crystal Jackson.

A graveside service was held Friday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at Linwood Cemetery with Michael Meredith officiating. Heath Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.heath

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