Dexter R. Jackson
Soldier to the end
Dexter R. Jackson was born October 10, 1964 in Columbus Georgia to Felton Drake and Mattie Jackson who both predeceased Dexter earlier in life. Dexter grew up in Detroit Michigan where he attended Mackenzie High school graduating with the class 1982. After high school Dexter went on to attend Grambling State University where he felt it was not the place for him, October 1983, Dexter left school to join the United States Navy. That was his calling, Soldier
Dexter lost his battle with cancer at the age of 55 early morning May 23, 2020 at Chesapeake Regional hospital where he volunteered until he was unable to volunteer. Soldier. Dexter served in the United States Navy traveling the world for 26 years and 10 days, then to settle in Virginia, Soldier. Dexter then became employed with PBP Management as a civilian employee for nine years until his battle with cancer would not allow him to get up, drive or work, Soldier. Dexter was practically forced to stop working as he would put past all his aches and pains by getting up driving to work, staying to its entirety, working extra hours and having chemo, Soldier. Dexter obtained a Bachelors degree from Regent University in Virginia and was on his way to complete his Masters until he felt he could not devote anymore time with school due to his illness, Soldier Dexter was very dedicated, compassionate and content to whatever came his way and would not let anyone or anything down, Soldier.
My brother the Soldier
Dexter is survived by his two sons Rodney Jackson of Virginia Beach and Demetrius Jackson of Delaware, three sisters Loretta Anderson (Kenny) of Carrboro North Carolina, Costa Nelams of Detroit Michigan, Kelly Quick of Romulus Michigan, three brothers Rodney Jackson of Detroit Michigan, Zachary and Jeffrey Drake of Columbus Georgia, nieces Brandis, Bria, and Crystal, nephews Kenny, Christopher, Codi, Eric and Brandon, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Albert G. Horton, Jr Memorial Veterans Cemetery at 3 PM. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.
Beloved Son, Brother, Father
Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk , VA 23434