On August 13, 2022, Elvin Loyd Jackson, known as Addy Paddy
to his family and friends, passed away at the age of 83. Just like everything
he did, Addy Paddy managed his extended illness with strength and
determination- always wanting to spend time with his wife Doris and
"all the family" whom he loved more than anything else in
the world. The Son of Floyd and Easter Jackson, Elvin was born on October
9, 1939, into a family of 10 brothers and sisters. Retiring from Reynolds
Metals Company did not mean the end of his life's work, as he spent a lifetime
working for anyone who needed a helping hand. On September 15, 1961, Elvin
married his one and only true love, Doris. For 61 years, he told her daily that
she was beautiful, that he loved her, and that he was grateful she loved him.
They had three daughters and five grandchildren that were the lights of his
life-plus sons-in-laws that were "his boys." Their names
were always included in his daily prayers as he asked God to bless all the
family: Doris, Angela, Jonathan, Jackson and Alyssa Pettus, Ginger and Macy
Croteau, and Matt, Jill, Sydney, and Reid Homan. Elvin had a passion for
helping people and just taking care of things. He led the charge in church
building projects, cutting grass and cleaning gutters for neighbors, moving his
daughters and granddaughters through life's stages, and working to do
"anything Doris needed or wanted." His motto was "Make Each Day
Good" - and each night, he'd proclaim "Well, Doris, it was a
good day." He'd beam when we told him that he made us proud - which
was really his life's goal. A graveside celebration of Addy Paddy's life will
be on Sunday, August 14, at 2:00 pm at the Hale Cemetery in Killen. (past
Brooks High - by Outpost 72- on County Road 428... there will be signs). Please
dress in casual clothes and comfortable shoes. Bring a lawn chair if you'd like
and be ready to sing "Amazing Grace" and celebrate Addy Paddy with us.
Pallbearers will be, Jonathan Pettus, Matt Homan, Jackson Pettus, Reid Homan,
Jason Jackson, Billy Jackson and Donnie Hale. Honorary pallbearers will be
Ronald Pettus, Tom Piziali, Dennis Homan and Ricardo Jaramillo.
Flowers are welcomed - but Addy also loved supporting his
community. Donations in the memory of Elvin Jackson would be great. Limestone
County Churches Involved (LCCI) and Enhabit Hospice are a couple of good ones.
Our family wants to thank you all for your love and support- now and
through the years. Spry Funeral Home, Athens directing.