CARRIERE, Miss. — Chadwick Saunders “Big Daddy Chad” Jackson, 37, passed away June 15, 2012, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. His sudden death was brought about by a two-year-long struggle with Leukemia, the effects of which he finally succumed to, resulting in his demise.
Mr. Jackson was born on Aug. 6, 1974, in Columbus; he was later raised in Mount Vernon and surrounding areas.
His death widows his enamoring wife, Julie (Sparrow) Jackson, 37; and leaves behind two cherished and adoring teenage daughters, Paige, 15, and Ka’ora, 14.
Chad is survived by his parents, James Ora and Patricia Kay of Mount Vernon; siblings, Corey (Melanie) of Chesterville, Brad of Colorado and Brittany of Mount Vernon, along with several nieces and nephews. He, too, is survived by his grandmother, Patricia Ann Jackson of Cocoa Beach, Fla. He is also survived by several uncles on his paternal side: Mike (Molly), Steve (Stephanie), Kevin (Gene) and Patrick (Kim). A multitude of other family personalities together grieve his death from all over, primarily in Ohio. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Richard and Inez Mathews, and grandfather, James Ora Jackson Sr.
Family will be hosting a celebration of life on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Christian Assembly Church at 4099 Karl Road, Columbus at 11 a.m. The family will begin receiving friends and family starting at 10 a.m. The celebration will continue with a picnic at Hoover Dam at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Cancer Connections, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Knox County Hospice, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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