Dexter R. Jackson

Dexter R. Jackson

Chesapeake, VA
10.10.1964 - 05.23.2020
Served in the

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

Our Soldier

Beloved Son, Brother, Father


Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk , VA 23434
United States


My Nephew dexter sometimes we talked when you felt good and sometimes we text each other,just to say hello you will be miss rest in peace. Love You Auntie Debra

Debra Nelams

I did not know Dexter the Soldier, but after reading your tribute to him, I wish I had run into him in my Navy days. Thank you for sharing his life with all of us. God bless you all.

Michael D Halley

Dexter you fought a good fight!!!!!! For you have gained your wings. Fly high cousin. For you will be truly missed. Love you rest easy my cousin.

Kesiue L. Lewis

You know how much you meant to my Mom. It did her heart well to be there for you in your time of need. She promised that she’d be by your side throughout your journey and it was so. We can be assured that you will rest well knowing that you are in His arms 🙏🏽. Salute.

My condolences to Dexter’s sons and siblings. May God be with you and bring you peace.

Cathy Nelams on behalf of Annie Whittlesey

To be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Dex you will be truly missed. You were a true soldier!!!!! You fought a good fight. You have our most heartfelt sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to our family in their entirety. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring each of you comfort. Love you until we meet again Aunty Claudia Mae

Claudia M. Lewis

I did not have the honor to know this Brave man but after reading his life story felt it was only proper to thank him for his continued service. So nice to hear good things this day and
time. God Bless You and may you continue to be a Soldier in God's Army of Angels

J T Morris

Thank you for sharing this Beautiful Eulogy with us. What a special person this young man was. I hold you close as a neighbor and a friend, though I have never met you. You and your family have honored us with such a special person as your loved one, a dedicated Soldier. Please always remember that we support you and honor you. Sympathies and blessings. Kindest regards.

Penny Dudley RN

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