First Lady Dewana Williams Jackson, fondly called Lady J by many who know her, is the wife of the esteemed Pastor, Reverend Dr. Alphonso Jackson, Sr. since 1984. She is the eldest child of Mr. & Mrs. Wilson Williams and the sister of Kela Monique Williams. Lady Jackson is a retired Dade County Public School employee. She was honored as “Teacher of the Year” in 1999. She also taught in the private sector for three years prior to entering the public system. She loves children and enjoy seeing them blossom as they grow in social maturity, self-awareness and knowledge.
Lady Jackson is a proud “1980” graduate of Bethune-Cookman University in Dayton Beach, Florida. While there, she immediately connected with a church where she could carry out the work of the Lord. She was a member of the gospel choir, member of a campus modeling group, civic organizations, SGA, and elected “Miss Bethune-Cookman” in 1979-1980.
Sister Jackson has been a diligent worker in the church most of her life. God has blessed Lady Jackson with an anointed singing and speaking voice that soothes and comforts the lives of her listeners. She has shared the Word of God as guest speaker at churches and for various occasions. She has been active as a Sunday School Teacher, Music Director for the Youth Choir, Marriage Counselor, Teacher for the Women’s Ministry, member of the Deaconess Ministry, Sisterhood Ministry and Missions Ministry. Her involvement in the body of Christ has been numerous. She is one that gives her best wherever she can be a blessing to God’s people and for His Kingdom.
If you should ask Lady Jackson what her greatest accomplishments are, she would say the day she said “ “I Do” to her husband, the day she became the mother of Pastor Alphonso Jackson, Jr. and Brianna Renae Jackson, being blessed with a beautiful daughter in law, the day she became a grandmother, being given the divine opportunity to share as caregiver for her mother, and the day she declared her faith as a “Survivor” of Breast Cancer. Lady Jackson’s aspirations is to become fluent in American Sign Language, to become an interpreter for the ministry and to obtain a degree in Christian Counseling. Her ultimate goals in life is to be a good wife, mother, and a worthy Child of God.
First Lady Dewana Williams Jackson is forever thankful for her family, friends, and her ministry.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)