Jackie Spikes III

Published 2:22 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Jackie Lenzel Spikes III was born in Bogalusa on April 20, 2001, to the late Jackie Spikes Jr. and Janice Denise Sowell.

As a baby, Jackie was adopted and reared by his paternal grandmother, Zadie Mae Spikes, and remained with his adopted mother, paternal grandmother, until his untimely passing on Dec. 14, 2020, at Our Lady of the Angels hospital located in Bogalusa.

At the tender age of 5, under his paternal grandmother’s loving Christian guidance and influence, Jackie joined and was Baptized at Ford’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Sandy Hook, Miss., under the leadership of Reverend Edward Mark Jr.

Jackie attended Varnado High School, an Honor Student that also played the Tuba in the Band. Graduating in 2019, Jackie continued to further his education by attending Northshore Technical Community College of Bogalusa.

Jackie leaves to cherish his memories: adopted mother and paternal grandmother who raised him from a baby, Zadie Mae Spikes of Angie; a biological mother, Janice Denise Sowell of Slidell; two sisters, Airea Forbes and Airrekia Sowell; two brothers, John Forbes Jr. and Demetric Sowell, all of Bogalusa; a special friend, Lakesha Michell, of Bogalusa; a god-daughter, Haisley Michell; three uncles, Deacon Darren Lee (Tanya) (Lil Bit) of Slidell, Derrick Lee (Man) of Angie, and Kenneth (Arynel) Spikes of Bogalusa; and a special god-aunt, Yvonne Mondy-Johnson of Slidell.

Preceding him in death were his father, Jackie Spikes Jr.; maternal grandmother, Janie Lee Peters; aunt, Cynthia Lee; paternal great-grandmother, Della Spikes; great-uncles, Gary Lee, Troy Lee and Larry Lee.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 2, at 11 a.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa. Interment will be in Ford’s Chapel Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.