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Edgar W. Jackson Jr.

February 25, 1927 September 8, 2021
Edgar W. Jackson Jr.
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Obituary for Edgar W. Jackson Jr.

A Celebration of Edgar's life will occur on

Monday, September 27, 2021

Wood Funeral Home, Inc.
5537-39 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Viewing : 10:00 AM

Service: 11:00 AM

The Obituary

Edgar W. Jackson Jr., was born on February 25, 1927 and departed this life on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Edgar was the first born child to the late Edgar W. Jackson Sr. and the late Elsie Jackson. Edgar was the older brother to the late William Prank ( Adrienne) Jackson and Corrine (John) Steele.

Edgar attended school in the Philadelphia public school systems. He was drafted into the United States Army, stationed in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and was sent to Europe to be a part of the Occupation forces in Germany. Upon his discharge, he returned home to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later, he was recalled to active duty, with the Army/Air Force in Massachusetts. He returned to Philadelphia and remained there until he passed.

At an early age, Edgar accepted Christ and was baptized at St. Phillip’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a good and faithful member until the church closed.

Edgar was a building superintendent with Local Union 542, Operating Engineers in Philadelphia. Edgar enjoyed his job and retired in 1991.

Edgar provided a home for his beloved “Mom”, sister, Corrine, and nephew, Edgar Brown. Mom being the match maker that she was introduced Edgar to his future wife, Gladyce I. Roberts, while she stayed with the Jackson family during the National Baptist Convention. After a long distance courtship, Edgar and Gladyce were married June 5, 1963, in Memphis, Tennessee. They lived in wedded bliss for forty-eight years until his beloved Gladyce made her transition, May 15, 2011.

Edgar was an adventurous person and loved to ski. He was a member of the Blazers Ski Club in Philadelphia for thirty plus years. During his time with the Blazers, he travelled all over to ski. He travelled to Cardrona, New Zealand, Pikes Peak, Colorado, Park City, Utah, Elk Mountain, Lake Tahoe, Bear Creek, Copper Mountain, and Pocono Mountain just to name a few. He also Bungee Jumped in Australia. He absolutely loved going to the Jersey shore to walk the Board Walk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Edgar was an Exercise buff and would exercise 5-7 days a week. He had a membership at LA Fitness until COVID came and he could no longer safely attend.

Edgar had 1 niece who preceded him in death, Julie Jackson. He leaves to cherish his memory: his nephew, William Frank “Frankie” Jackson, Jr.; his first cousins, Francis L. “Sonny” Jackson of Alamorgordo, New Mexico, Ernest (Anne) Jackson, and Thomas Jackson of Washington, DC., Elizabeth Sams (Raymond), Robert Bennet (Dorothy) Catherine Little, Barbara Gordon, Reginald Bennet, Deborah Davis, Gregory Bennet (Sandra), Cassandra Grayson, Martha Ann McGhee, Sadie Holmes, Alice Willis, and Geraldine Scott; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also mourning Edgar’s passing are Gladyce’s late sister’s children: Willa-Joy Washington Smith-Bey (Milton D.) of Chicago, Illinois; Kenneth E. Washington (Dorothy Jean) of Memphis, Tennessee, and Robert A. Washington (Gena).
Lovingly submitted, The Family


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

27

Sep

10:00 AM 9/27/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/27/2021 11:00:00 AM
Wood Funeral Home, Inc.

5537-39 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Wood Funeral Home, Inc.
5537-39 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia 19131 PA
United States

Service

Monday

27

Sep

11:00 AM 9/27/2021 11:00:00 AM
Wood Funeral Home, Inc.

5537-39 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Wood Funeral Home, Inc.
5537-39 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia 19131 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fernwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

6501 Baltimore Avenue
Fernwood, PA 19050

6501 Baltimore Avenue Fernwood 19050 PA
United States
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