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Paul Irving Jackson


Sunrise: March 28, 1955

Sunset: January 11, 2019

His Beginnings

Paul Irving Jackson was born on March 28, 1955 to Eurethius Ewing and Constance Jackson in Boston, Massachusetts (both deceased). He was a graduate of Dorchester High School in Dorchester, MA. At the young age of 18, he married his beloved wife Euzilla “Laverne” Banks on February 21, 1974. From that day he began his legacy as a devoted husband and dedicated father.

His Work

He began his career and love for technology as an IT Field Specialist in Boston and progressed in his field after having moved to Virginia Beach, VA in 1990 working for Beverley Enterprises and Golden Living Center. Devoted he was: His wife never had to work for anything. She was free to work, but he always told people “My wife don’t have to work because I don’t need my wife to take care of me.” He took pride in providing for her and his family.

He also moved to Arkansas for 5 years from a work transfer but wanting to be closer to the families, he moved his family to Virginia Beach, VA. After working for Golden Living for 25 years, he retired from Canon in Chesapeake, VA upon his death. Some of Paul’s favorite things to do was anything basketball: playing, coaching, cheering for it and watching it on TV. HE LOVED THE CELTICS. (die-hard) As a matter of fact, you’d often see him proudly wearing a Celtics sweatshirt, jacket, or hat. He was also a fan of the New England Patriots.

In addition to his love of basketball, everybody loved hearing Paul sing. He was a proud member of the early formed group in Boston called the Marquees which was inspired by the super group: The Temptations! The Marquees were comprised of two of his cousins: Phil and Bobby and two childhood friends: Gregory and Doby.

His Ending

Paul was truly involved in his grandkids attended all his grandson Kiam’s basketball and football games, and always watched basketball games together, go to the barbershop and often watched movies at the theater. He was always active and supportive with all his grandkids with the activities and milestone events like graduation, prom, birthdays and summertime fun!

He leaves to cherish his love and memory to his beautiful and faithful wife, Lavern, his children Dawan Jackson (Valerie), Dwayne Jackson (Tina) and Jamella Jackson all of Chesapeake, VA. LaBelle Jackson of Fayetteville, GA., and Paul Jackson Jr. (PJ) of Boston, MA. His 9 grandkids: Nairobi and Nala, Danasia, Damaya, Janiyah, Kiam, Dawana, Dre’a and Dawan Jr. all JACKSONS.

Paul had a sister, Sandra Jackson of Riverdale, GA. And Denise Ewing-Aikoriegie of Iowa. He also had a special cousin who was the brother he never had, Phil Godfrey. He also had and a host of nieces and nephews, in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles, friends and co-workers who adored him.

He was a trooper in his illness because he never gave up – he pushed his way through the very end and even then, he kept his faith in God!

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    Laurie Brown says

    My heartfelt sympathy to the Jackson family. Paul was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you during this difficult season of your life.

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    William Colbert Munden IIIrd says

    May God blanket the Jackson family with love and compassion at this time of berevement. Paul was a great friend, family man, and co-worker. We worked sided by side for over five years. His place at work could never be replaced. We enjoyed talking about family and sports. My friend, this is not a goodbye, this is a see you later. Again may God bless you and your family.

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    mae says

    Sorry for the loss of your loved one. I have found this scripture to be most comforting. I hope this will bring comfort to you as it has to me. Isaiah 25:8- He will swallow up death forever.

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    Dana Hodge says

    I’m so sorry for the loss of a great friend and past co-worker. Your friendship, your sense of humor, your kindness, and always willing to belt out a song will live on forever in my heart. Your voice will be missed but I will always hear it in my head when a Motown song comes on. Rest in peace my friend and go sing with the angels!

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    LJ Bullock says

    Sending warm thoughts & prayers to the wife of Mr. Paul, & their family. He was a joy to know & work with.

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    Min. Daron A. Banks SR. says

    To my beloved family, I’m so sorry that I can not be there for the celebration of life for Cousin Paul. I sincerely pray that The Sovereign Lord would send His comfort and peace to blanket you all. Paul was always a man of integrity with a sweet spirit. May you all live out his legacy and fall deeper in love with The Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Rena Walker says

    Sending prayers and thoughts to Paul’s family. I worked with Paul at Beverly in Fort Smith and he was such a wonderful human being.

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    Kenya and Carlton Brown Sr and Family says

    I am continually praying that Jesus comforts your entire Family and gives each of you strength during this time. Paul was was an amazing example of a man, he showed how to love and honor his wife and family with grace. Praying for you, my cousin Laverne, Labelle, Duane, Dawan, Jamilla and Paul Jr. and the grandchildren. We love you all.

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    Joe Fitzgerald says

    Sorry to Laverne and Paul’s children – heaven has another angel and Boston sports fan. He was a nice man who could talk about alot of different subject, but he loved Kevin Youkillis and Larry Bird as a fan. He will definitely be missed.

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    Valerie Stewart says

    To the Family of Paul Jackson – May the Lord continue to strengthen you and give you comfort. I will miss his smile and I will miss hearing him sing at Canon. Heaven has gained a singing angel! Sing Paul, sing my friend! Praying for you all. God bless….

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    Doris Higginbotham says

    Please know that Paul will be missed by his Canon family and will forever remain in our hearts. He touched the lives of many with his warm smile, gentle spirit and dedication to his family and profession. He made a positive difference in our lives and our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family during this time. Rest in peace, my dear friend!

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    Pam and Mike Dozier says

    Lavern and all the children, know that we love you all and we pray the God will lessen you pain as soon as he sees fit! Take your time , no one knows how you feel but you!
    We love you and are soo sad that we couldn’t be there!
    Love you all!
    Mike, Pam and Joshua.

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    Denise Ewing - Aikoriegie says

    Let us find our comfort in the Word of the Lord:

    “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” (John 10:27-29)

    The peace of Christ be with you. Love, Denise Ewing-Aikoriegie,

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    Deli says

    Many heartfelt thoughts and prayers sent to your family in behalf of your dear loved one. He sounded like such a loving, down to earth family man, who will be truly missed. At times it may be hard to express how you feel simply b/c it hurts so much. That painful sting that death brings will be brought to nothing, 1 Corinthians 15:26. Please take comfort in Christs heartwarming promise extended to our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death, John 11:11-14;17-26.

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    nkrumah eric banks says

    i pray that god will take paul in his ever loving arms and may he keep him forever

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    Tonya jackson says

    My condolences to my family The Jacksons it is a heartfelt day today for all of us may God keep you may God bless all of you at this time we are here for you and we love you all

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    Darryl Simon says

    My condolences to the Jackson family…This has shocked me to the fullest..I lost a big brother…To all of Paul’s kids, his wife and everyone else that he’s touched and loved, I am so sorry for your loss…Rest In Peace Big Brother!

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    Rosalind Simon says

    My deepest condolences to sister Sandra, Laverne, the children and the entire Jackson family. Paul touched a lot of lives with his warm spirit. May you find strength and comfort during this difficult time. Love to you all,

    Sister Rosalind

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    M Jones says

    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

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