Bernice Lillie (Randall) Jackson

Born: Wed., Mar. 10, 1954
Died: Wed., Jul. 30, 2014


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 09, 2014
Location: First A.M.E. Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 09, 2014
Location: First A.M.E. Church

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Life’s Reflections

Bernice L. Randall Jackson was born in Kansas City, Kansas on March 10, 1954 to Tommie and Helen Randall. 

She graduated in 1972 from Sumner High School and attended Donnelly College.  Bernice was employed as Business Manager, Continuing Education Department of the University of Kansas Medical Center at the time of her passing.  She was employed there for 35 years, serving with dignity, grace and compassion.

Bernice was married to her childhood sweetheart, Jimmie Jackson for 42 years.  She lived her “dash” in this life by serving others.  She is an active member of Women-Healing from Inside Out Women’s Ministry.  She was formerly active in the ministry of Allen Chapel AME Church, Kansas City, Kansas serving as a Stewardess, Usher Board member, Member of the Woman 2 Woman Ministry, Assistant Director of the Children’s Ministry, and member of the Women’s Missionary Society.  She was an “activist” for the rights of all people.  Whenever she was confronted with a wrong, she set about correcting them. 

She was a member of the Kansas City, Kansas Ad Hoc Committee against Crime.  Bernice loved children and has facilitated many Children’s enrichment programs, ensuring that they had the spiritual and secular tools to lead a productive life.

A few of the reflections of family members are:  she is remembered as a mother figure to all of her nieces and nephews; she always made sure that they had socks and mittens every year; her laugh and smile was awe inspiring; she was a great listener, she was faithful, and loyal, she was very supportive, a friend, a confidant, a sister of sisters.  She never sugar coated life’s challenges.  She cared deeply for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She LOVED her family unequivocally.  She was a great cook and an excellent provider.

Bernice was recognized by the life she lived receiving the following awards (just to name a few):

Women of Excellence Award – Allen Chapel A.M.E Church

Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award- Allen Chapel A.M.E Church

University of Kansas Medical Center External Affairs Ally Award.

Noted in the top 10 for having the best audits

Outstanding Dedication and Service Award from University of Kansas Medical Center for 35 years of service.

Numerous nominations, including, Employee of the Month in 2013 and University Of Kansas C.A.R.E.S in 2014.


She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Tommie and Helen Randall; her brother, Philip  (Butch) E. Randall, Sr.; brother in law, Rev. Huie Cunningham;  sisters in law, Frances Gordon and Mary Randall preceded her in death.

God reached into this garden of life and carried Bernice home to be with Him on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  He released her body from the pain she had endured so many years. 

She is survived by her husband: Jimmie H. Jackson; one daughter: April L. Jackson Buie (Scott); one son: Erick J. Jackson, Sr. (Chanita); grandchildren: Jacobi, Lorenzo, Erick, Jr., Javon, Helana, Isaiah, Caleb, Aaliseya and Melina; great grandchildren: Jeremiah and Mayson.  One brother: Robert Gordon, Sr.; three sisters: Thelma J. Cunningham, Judith McElwee (John), Leona Franklin (Darrell) and a host of nieces & nephews (each one says they were her favorite), cousins and friends. 





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Rhonda Cunningham
   Posted Wed August 06, 2014
April & Erick
You’re Mother, Your Angel

You look back on memories you forgot you had,
And at times you'll smile even though it hurts so bad.

Your mother is a special woman and no one can take her place,
You'll find a piece of mind when you remember her smiling face.

Your mother is an angel now she flies high above the rest,
and in your hearts always and forever she will be the best.

She has earned her wings and it's time for her to fly,
I know it hurts no one is ever ready to say good-bye.

She knows you do not understand and that you cry at night,
But as you finally drift off to sleep let her memory hold you tight.

She will be your guardian angel through the rest of your life,
Helping lead you on the path between what's wrong and right.

Your mother loves you so very much and her love will always remain true,
Please don't ever think for a second that your mother will forget you.

A mothers love is like no other in the whole world,
she has the most wonderful memories of a little boy and girl.

She has taken them with her as she's flown away,
Up to Heaven free of pain which is her new home to stay.

So although you cannot see her and you wish she could be here,
Your mother can always hear you and your mother will always care.

A mother does not forget the two greatest loves of her life,
And she loved nothing more than being your mommy, and your daddy's wife.

She is so proud of her family and that's in her heart to stay,
Even though she's an angel and has had to fly away.

So as you cry your tears remember your mother’s love,
Being sent to you from her, from the beautiful Heaven above.

She will be there through your good times, she will be there through your bad,
She'll be there when you are happy, she'll be there when your sad.

Your mother has become and angel now, it is her time to fly,
And you will never know how bad it hurt me to watch you have to say good-bye.

I love you and I'm here for you.


Rev. Mark & Jan Smith
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
We are so very, very thankful God allowed us to meet your wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, auntie and friend. Her love, smile and warmth epitomized what God looks at in all of us. May you forever be blessed with loving memories of a true Child of the King.

Wendolyn McGee Haywood
   Posted Sat August 09, 2014
Judy, Jimmie, April, Erick, and the Entire Family

It was truly an honor to be able to call Bernice, My Friend. May God be your strength during your time of sorrow. May His Peace comfort you and His Grace carry you through. Treasure the memories of her near and dear to your heart. She is with our Heavenly Father now, no more pain or suffering. You are in my prayers.

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