Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Remembering my friend, Jarronn Jackson...
The last post about Jarronn was during the fresh wound. I had just found out about his passing. I was hurting. I was angry. I didn't understand. I was searching for an answer and more importantly, an inner-peace that was only going to come in due time.
In the 4 days that have past since that post I've had time to grieve, pray, talk about it with friends, reminisce, pray, and start the healing process. To be honest, I'm still healing right now and it's tough when I look at the magnet on my refrigerator that's a picture of he and his wife (wedding invitation). It's tough when I think of how he tied a tie knot for me in 2000 at the NSBE National Convention that was so sharp that I kept that knot in my tie to THIS DAY (now it's never coming out). It's tough when I think about the fun times we had together.
Jarronn was a great person and he will be missed by a lot of people. He was a smart, down-to-earth, ambitious, and fun-loving person that enjoyed life to the fullest and valued those who were a part of his life. And his Facebook page is an example of how those people valued him as well.
I hope Jarronn's passing becomes inspiration for others to live life with the same passion, ambition, sense of humor, happiness, and love for God that he did.
For those that plan on attending his Memorial Service, details are below:
Jarronn Jackson Memorial Service
Saturday, August 8, 12:00 p.m.
Faith Temple No. 2
211 Maryland Park Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
A repast will be held following the memorial service at the same location.
Flowers can be sent to the church, or donations can be sent to a memorial fund we have established through our church. Checks for the fund should be made out to Zion Church and sent to the attention of "Jarronn Jackson Memorial Fund." Donations also can be made through PayPal by visiting www.zionchurchonline.com.