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Saturday, June 3, 2023| Wake: 1:00 P.M | Service: 2:00 P.M

Howell Funeral Home Chapel | 10220 Guilford Road| Jessup, MD 20794

Celebration of Life for James Jackson




James Henry Jackson was born on March 20, 1939 to the late Henry Jackson and Thelma Parks Leftwich (William Leftwich). James affectionately called “Jack” graduated from Dunbar High School in Lynchburg, Virginia. He attended Virginia Theological Seminary and College. He later enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served in the 1605th Material Squadron in Austin, Texas. While serving, he dedicated time in pursuit of his education at the University of Texas where he received a degree in education.

While serving the Unites State Air Force in Praia da Victoria, Azores, Portugal, he met the love of his life and the apple of his eye. He completed his obligation to the United States Air Force and returned with his new wife and son.

He pursued a 35 year career with the United State Postal Service in multiple positions. A man of many talents and displayed integrity until he shortened his career to care for his aging parents. He also worked for the Howard County Public School System in Columbia, MD for 3 years when his health took precedence.

He loved keeping busy by using his hands to fix things or assisting others the best way he knew how. During his time spent at St. Matthew’s House he enjoyed the many friendships he was able to establish. He had a tremendous passion toward family and friends.

He loved drawing whatever his vision would draw him towards. His camera was always in arms reach and his special love notes displayed the swirls and curls of his calligraphy pen. James Jackson and Maria Jackson married June 1965 in a private civil ceremony. They are the proud parents of son, Humberto Jackson (Rosalyn Wise) of Columbia, MD, daughter, Yolanda Jackson Finch of Owings Mills, MD, son Fernando Jackson (LaShawnder) of Aberdeen, MD. He loved many and adopted all as his own children. He would not have had it any other way. He is also survived by his brother, Lawrence Glenwood Jackson, Sr (Mattie), countless grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, great-nephews, great nieces and cousins.


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