1964  ~  The Tribute of Life  ~  2022


Corporal Claude Anthony Jackson entered into this world on September 19, 1964 in High Point, NC, to the late Roscoe and Rosa Jackson Jr. Claude transitioned peacefully to his forever home on February 9, 2022, at the Vidant Cancer Center in Greenville, NC.

Claude was the youngest of eight children and was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Roscoe and Effie Jackson Sr.; and his brothers, Jerry, Gary, and Dwight Jackson.

Claude graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, NC.  He then enrolled into Davison-Davie Community College in Thomasville, NC and received his Basic Law Enforcement Training; after which, he became a well-known and respected police officer.

Claude started his career as a police officer at the Lexington Police Department in Lexington, NC in December, 1997 until May, 2001.  He then started working at the Goldsboro Police Department in May, 2001 and after his health declined, he retired from the GPD on September 30, 2019.  Claude also worked for Piggly Wiggly in Goldsboro, Allied Universal at Berkley Mall, UNC Johnston, and UNC Lenoir as a security guard. Corporal Jackson was very dedicated in his line of work, lending a helping hand when needed, staying late if needed and was always just being cool, calm, and collected.


In 1998, Claude met the love of his life, Shelbra Jean Burden and on January 23, 1998, they were united in holy matrimony. He adored the ground his wife walked on and made sure she had everything she needed and more.

Claude had a very loving, caring, and easy-going spirit. He loved his family, especially his three girls, Kori, Keanna, and Taylor. He was a great husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend and will be forever loved and missed by us all.

Corporal Jackson leaves his fond and precious memories to; his loving and devoted wife of 24 years, Shelbra Burden Jackson;  three beautiful daughters, Kori A. Jackson of Winston-Salem, NC, Keanna N. and Taylor N. Jackson, both of the home; one grandson, Sebastian Allen Jackson of Winston-Salem, NC; one brother, Cedric (Dora) Jackson of Greensboro, NC; three sisters, Rev. Lesa J. Davis of High Point, NC, Janette Sherrod of Greensboro, NC, and Rovonne Jackson of Sharon, PA; mother-in-law, Mother Gloria T. Burden of LaGrange, NC; two brothers-in-law, Jerald (Nicole) Council of Alexandria, VA and William (Gloria) Burden Jr. of Goldsboro, NC; two sisters-in-law,  Gloria B. Bridges of LaGrange, NC and Mae B. Jackson of Linden, NJ; nine nieces, Chanel Davis of High Point, NC, Jasmine and Ja’Nel Jackson, both of Sharon, PA, Taneika Banks of Baltimore, MD, Chaleasa Jackson of Baltimore, MD, Latisha (Kofi) McNeil of Greensboro, NC, Jada Sherrod of Greensboro, NC, Crystal (Erik) Bailey of Linden, NJ, and ShaLonda (JaJuan) Taylor Sr. of Stantonsburg, NC; four nephews, Tobias (Crystal) Jackson of Durham, NC, James Jackson of Sharon, PA, William E. Sherrod II of Asheboro, NC, and Craig G. Bridges II of Goldsboro, NC; one paternal aunt, Beatrice (LT) Gibson of High Point, NC; and a host of great nieces, nephews, family, coworkers, and friends.