Founder (executive board)

Larene Williamson

I’m married to the love of my life, Dan Williamson, for 33 years! I am the mother of 4 children, a mother in law, and Nene to 5 beautiful grandchildren. I am an active member of my community as the Founder of Legacy of Life Extension where Community and Workforce Education Development is the foundation. I have been in many positions, both volunteer and paid, over the past 40 years. I have served 6 years as a volunteer Chair or Co-chair for ASC-Relay for Life programs and past officer of the ANMP. I have served as Vice President of Operations for 31 years for a Mississippi based business with my husband. In all of this, I was a Realtor for 20 years. My passion and my mission are always to make the wonderful gift of life better and easier for my family and for others. For this reason I became the owner of the Legacy business coop center.  My joy comes when I can help others with their walk. Legacy of Life Extension was created to educate and to help others have access to life changing information that is designed for long term positive outcomes.   

When our communities become self sufficient, only then can we thrive and be healthy and wealthy.( nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

Executive Board Members

President - Charlie Jackson (Media and Educational Director)

President - Charlie Jackson (Media and Educational Director)

President - Charlie Jackson (Media and Educational Director)

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Married to Christina and the father of Tripp and Vaiden. He has thirteen years of experience as an educator and coach. He is certified in History, English, Economics, Physical Education, Health, and Administration. He has a Bachelors of Arts in Christian Studies and Theology, a Masters in Elementary Education, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration. He has experience in administration as an athletic director for two years. He has experience with graphic design, video production, video mapping and effects, web design, molding and casting, and programming. He has limited  experience selling Career and Technical training equipment which opened his eyes to the desperate need of qualified technicians in our workforce.  ( founder nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

Marina Williamson - Vice President

President - Charlie Jackson (Media and Educational Director)

President - Charlie Jackson (Media and Educational Director)

Marina Williamson - Vice President

Preschool teacher and studying Special Education. She is an active volunteer in her community. She has experience as a committed manager with more than five years experience interacting with customers, employees, and vendors to guarantee and uphold the best quality management. Proficient at multi-tasking and event planning. Competent Nanny with more than ten years experience. She is motivated to help all kids become happy, healthy and well behaved adults. Very organized and detail-oriented with educational background in child development. Dedicated and hardworking Car provider for more than seven years, with a strong compassion for helping people in need. She is adept at grooming, bathing, and feeding elderly and disabled patients. She is also observant and reliable with good bedside manner and excellent time-management skills. She has been the friendly and energetic face of my small, local business for over one year now and she is inspired to fulfill her goals and help create a welcoming environment, wherever she is led to go. ( founder nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

Kelley Stribling - Treasurer

President - Charlie Jackson (Media and Educational Director)

Kelley Stribling - Treasurer

Kelley Stribling - Treasurer

She is recently retired from a position dealing with business finance. She is married to Jay Stribling and mother of Corey Durham. She is an active member of Pinelake church and is always willing to lend a helping hand. ( founder nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

Barbara Dechant - Secretary

Spiritual Advisor - Mike Dechant

Kelley Stribling - Treasurer

Barbara Dechant - Secretary

Barbara and her husband started their own business, in the 1980's, selling, instilling and servicing commercial and residential intercom systems, central vacuum systems, security systems and phone systems. She learned technicalities of those systems as she managed every aspect of the office, internal affairs (accounts receivable, accounts payable, shipping and receiving, payroll, etc.) and customer service. After selling their business, she became the Warranty Manger at an electronics repair company and eventually added the responsibility of Parts Manager, again learning the lingo and technicalities of both systems and becoming proficient at navigating both arenas simultaneously. While doing the previous responsibilities, she would also proof reports for five retail stores. Her work in Administrative Services (Human Resources) and the Marketing department at a large natural gas company for a total of three and a half years, utilized her organizational and communication skills. She retired as Office administrator of a non-profit organization after 20 years, again managing all activities, including payroll and producing a monthly newsletter from start to finish. Barbara is a ham radio operator and the author of Dreams Made Easy. She has been a Youngevity representative since 2015, a David Allen Capital agent since 2019, a certified Life Coach since 2019 and a certified Nameologist since 2019. Her delights are her two adult children and five granddaughters.

( founder nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

Spiritual Advisor - Mike Dechant

Spiritual Advisor - Mike Dechant

Spiritual Advisor - Mike Dechant

Mike Dechant - President

A man defined by his faith in God, family and integrity. After pastoring a church for three and a half years, he and his wife started their own business installing and servicing security systems, vacuum systems and intercom systems. He work in the telecommunications field most of his adult life, working his way up to a Director position in a premier cellular company, giving attention to the construction side of fiber optics and details in contracts and legal matters. Upon retiring, he has enjoyed woodworking and has helped numerous individuals with many small construction-type projects. He is proficient at what he does and will see a project through from beginning to end. He has been married to the same woman for 48 years, has two adult children and five granddaughters. ( founder nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

Board Members

Elizabeth Sandifer -Development Director

Elizabeth Sandifer -Development Director

Elizabeth Sandifer -Development Director

Elizabeth Sandifer - Development Developer

Forty years experience in communications  and development, coordinating, web design. She also has office, management and corporate design and layout experience. She has managed accounts and also worked for non-profit organizations. ( founder nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

Amanda Mason - Event Director

Elizabeth Sandifer -Development Director

Elizabeth Sandifer -Development Director

Amanda Mason - Event Director

Married to David and mother to Brianna and Weston. She has five years of experience as a CNA. Four years of experience as a substitute teacher. She loves Jesus, people, music, books and chocolate. She also believes that people are the heart and soul of the community.( founder nonprofit executive board Brandon Pearl Jackson)

Preceta Tuggle - Outreach Coordinator

Linda Shelton - Food Pantry Coordinator

Linda Shelton - Food Pantry Coordinator

Preceta Tuggle - Outreach Coordinator

She has 40 plus years in educational experience with many of those years serving in administrative roles in school districts. Her objective as a retired individual is staying involved in activities that are engaging and interesting, where she can continue to share from her experiences and training as well as continue to learn.( founder nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

Linda Shelton - Food Pantry Coordinator

Linda Shelton - Food Pantry Coordinator

Linda Shelton - Food Pantry Coordinator

Linda Shelton - Food Pantry Coordinator

Mother of three sons and three grandsons. She is a caterer and cook and studied Early Childhood Development at Hinds Community College. She is Serv/safe certified and OHSA certified. She heads up the food pantry at Legacy of Life Extension. ( founder nonprofit executive board Jackson Pearl Brandon)

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