Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) Jackie Dale Brunt


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Chancellor Funeral Home

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Graveside services will be on Thursday, September 2 at 10 am at Chancellor Funeral Home (Garden of Memories) in Florence, Mississippi


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

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 August 31, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Jackie Dale Brunt, age 64, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within Service Btry, 2nd Battalion 114th Field Artillery Regiment, 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, this 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.


Jackie Dale Brunt, age 64, passed into the arms of Jesus on August 31, 2021, at his home in Richland, Mississippi after a courageous battle with cancer. Graveside services will be on Thursday, September 2 at 10 am at Chancellor Funeral Home (Garden of Memories) in Florence, Mississippi.

Born on October 2, 1955, to George and Nannie Brunt of Kosciusko, Mississippi. He was a resident of Richland, Mississippi for 37 years. After marrying the love of his life, Donna Dodd, on July 31, 1982, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Richland. Jackie retired after 30 years with AT&T. He proudly served his country for over 20 years, where he retired honorably from the MS Army National Guard (155th). He enjoyed his retirement by spending his time with his grandsons and going camping.

Along with his parents, Jackie is preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Sue Brunt. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna Brunt; sons Lance (Shelley) and Landon; brothers: Jerry (Jane), George (Faye), and Harvey (Connie) and sister Linda Gibson; grandsons include Gage and Colton Brunt. Jackie also had a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Dodd, Patrick Dodd, Mike Ferrell, Kevin Gibson, Andy Phillips, Noah Sasser and Spencer Sasser.

Special thanks to Dr Justin Baker, Lori Brent and staff at Jackson Oncology and Dr Chris Anderson and staff at UMMC transplant. Also, special thanks to Kevin Tucker for his compassion throughout hospice care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society.