COLONIAL BEACH—Johnny “Bubba” Jackson of Colonial Beach died Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
Johnny was born on July 23, 1964, in Newark, N.J., to the late Diva Dorothy M. Jackson and Johnnie Jackson.
He was educated in the Newark school district. After graduating, Johnny started his long-lasting journey of playing the bass guitar. His Christian journey started at the non-denominational House of Prayer For All People.
His musicianship career spanned beyond his home church, to a musical group called The Sensational Six of Newark. At age 20 Johnny’s musical gifting was discovered by Pastor Shirley Ceasar and this commenced his career travels around the world. Johnny played for legends like Pastor Shirley Ceasar and Ceasar Singers, Yolanda Adams, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Kim Burrell, Pastor Marvin Winans, Ron Winans, Edwin, Walter and Tremaine Hawkins, The Clark Sisters and late gospel greats such as Rev. James Cleveland, Andre Crouch and The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
He served as music director for Bishop Dale Bonner and the Word of Faith & Family Worship Cathedral of Austell, Ga. He also served in worship services at the Center For Manifestation Church with Dr. Mark T. Jones of Tampa, Fla., the Liberation Church with Pastors Jay and Ashley Patrick of Richmond, the New Jerusalem International Christian Ministry with Prophet Joel V. Brown and Chief Apostle Olive Chamberlain-Brown, the Ablaze Church with Pastor Marvin Brown of Richmond and the Salem Baptist Church with Pastor Leonard Bland of King George.
Johnny is survived by his wife, Patricia Jackson; sons, Ryan, JonDarius, Julian and Josiah; daughter, Johnae; stepchildren, Quoryanna Hudson, Keondre, Shaquan and Brittany Hayes; grandchildren, Zsynari, Kailynn and Brittany West; sisters, Vanessa R. Jackson of Richmond and Joice Sawyer of Bowie, Md.
Johnny was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Jackson; grandmother, Carrie Bell White-Jackson; brothers, William K. Jackson and Darnell R. Jackson; and son, Joshua Hicks.
A celebration of life was held at noon Saturday, October 29, at Salem Baptist Church, 12262 Salem Church Road, King George. Viewing preceded the service at 11 a.m. and interment followed the service in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.