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Obituary of Michael Jeffrey Jackson

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Michael "Mikey" Jeffery Jackson went home to be with the Lord in his beloved city, Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday, March 19, 2023. Mikey was born on September 14, 1978 in Boone, North Carolina to the late Grady Cecil Jackson and Roberta Jackson. He took the world by storm and left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Mikey attended Hardin Park Elementary school and is a 1996 graduate of Watauga High School. He was a well-rounded athlete but dreamed of making it in the big leagues as a baseball player. Mikey was popular and deeply loved in high school and beyond. Mikey was raised in the Boone Mennonite Brethren church and gave his life to the Lord and was baptized in March of 2008 at the Hudson First Baptist Church. Mikey was the father of one child, his mini- me, his pudding-pop, daughter Jasmine and he raised her as a single father from the age of 3 years old. Mikey loved visiting his large, extended family, laughing, loving, telling stories and reminiscing about growing up. Mikey was an entrepreneur. He was a business owner, operating several viable businesses including carpet cleaning, a handyman venture he went into with his childhood friend, Cam Heustess and car wrapping and detailing business. Recently, Mikey took a job for the City of Charlotte as a Transit Operator that he loved. Mikey had a larger-than-life personality. He was a lover of all things UNC Chapel Hill, the Carolina Panthers and the color Blue that reminded him of his dad. Mikey was preceded in death by his father, Grady Cecil Jackson, his grandparents, Grady and Rosaleigh Jackson and Robert Hagler and Catherine Wilson. He is survived by his daughter, Jasmine Aaliyah, his fiancé, Christina Gaye Jones, his bonus sons, Zachary and DJ. His mother, Roberta Jackson; one sister, Lynn Patterson both of Boone, NC; and a brother, Cecil and wife Christy of Wellington, Florida and a special cousin, Jeff Harden and wife Natasha of Austin, Texas. "Uncle Mikey" is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Brittany Washington and husband Michael, Alana Patterson, Macie Manning and husband Hunter, Adam Jackson, Cecilia Jackson, Jonah Jackson and Zachary Jackson as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. A home going celebration for Mikey Jackson will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 in the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, officiated by Pastor Mike Mathes with Pastor Reggie Hunt and Pastor Morris Hatton assisting. The service will also be accessible by zoom at the link below. Homegoing service for Mikey Jackson Meeting ID: 319 058 580 Password: 410139 The family will receive friends from 1-3pm and the service will follow at 3:00 pm. The family ask that donations be made in Mikey's memory to the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church building fund; PO Box 3490; Boone, NC 28607.
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