Fallen Hero: CSM(Ret) Jackey Breland


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Jones and Son Funeral Home

5th Street & Davis Ave. Beaumont, MS
(601) 788-6000




10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Jones and Son Chapel in Beaumont


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February , 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  CSM(Ret) Jackey Breland, age 82, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard, who had served and worked full-time within the Shelby ISU has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:  

August 3, 1940 – March 2, 2023

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Jones and Son Chapel in Beaumont, for Mr. Jackey Breland, age 82, of Beaumont.  Mr. Breland passed from this life on March 2, 2023 at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg.  Rev. Irvis Dale Everett will officiate the service and burial will follow in Beaumont Cemetery.  

Mr. Breland retired as Post Command Sargent Major from Camp Shelby after a career in the United States military spanning over 37 years.  He was a member of the Beaumont Masonic Lodge and attended River of Life Church.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends after retirement.

Mr. Breland was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Reed Magee; parents, Leo “Shark” and Viola Breland; and brother, L. V. Breland.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Breland of Beaumont, children, Reesa (Richard) Parker, Susan (Chad) Nelson, and Jackie Laverne (Derek) Magee, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Lindsey (Seth) Lea, Shane Nelson, Andy Nelson, and Christian Magee; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.