Rev. George Jackson, one of Alabama’s longest serving nursing home administrators, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. He was 91 years old.

Rev. Jackson became a licensed nursing home administrator in 1967 and was still administrator of his family’s nursing home, Heritage Health Care & Rehab in Tuscaloosa, at the time of his death. He is also a longtime Methodist minister.

A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gloria Emily Jackson, sister Betty Jo Bieber, two children and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rev. Jackson served in several leadership positions for the Alabama Nursing Home Association and leaves a lasting legacy on the state’s long-term care profession. His son, Eddie Jackson, is Vice Chairman of the Alabama Nursing Home Association, and his grandson, Blake Jackson, represents region eight on the ANHA Board of Directors.

At Alabama’s Best Practices in February 2017, Rev. Jackson was recognized as the oldest, active nursing home administrator in Alabama. His speech to the more than 400 attendees is captured in this never before released video. Watch as Rev. Jackson offer heart felt advice and humor to younger long-term care professionals.

The Alabama Nursing Home Association expresses deepest sympathy to the Jackson family.

In lieu of flowers, the Jackson family asks that memorial contributions be made to the The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, D.C., 20090. Rev. Jackson believed in the Gideons’ mission to spread the word of God in part through the distribution of Bibles worldwide free of charge.