Friends and family remember Billy Gene Jackson, Sr.

About 100 gathered to honor and remember a Salisbury legend.

Known for his community activism, Billy Gene Jackson senior co-founded New Direction For Political And Social Change On The Eastern Shore.

The group is responsible for changing Salisbury’s electoral system and at-large voting methods.

Friends and families filed into the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center on Saturday to share stories and pay tribute to his life.

Jackson passed away on May 19th at the age of 77.

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