Aaron Jackson

Aaron Jackson
Aaron Jackson

Longtime Greenport resident Aaron Jackson died May 22 at Stony Brook University Hospital. He was 53. 

The son of Mammie Watson and Aaron Jackson, he was born April 2, 1963, in Plainfield, N.J., and attended Plainfield High School.

He married Joanne “JoJo” (née Shelby) April 8, 1988, at the Elmwood Garden Projects in Plainfield.

Mr. Jackson was a retired chef, who family members said enjoyed boxing, cooking, writing poetry, singing and studying the word of God.

Predeceased by his stepfather, Maurice Joseph, and his stepmother, Margret Jackson, Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife; his sons, William and Carl Cosby and Christian and Michael Davis; his parents; his brothers, Wade and Dwayne Jackson and Tyssin Hamlett; his sister, April Redfern; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place at noon Friday, May 27, at Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church in Greenport, the Rev. Nathaniel Heyward officiating. A repass will follow at the Pringle residence, 617 Second St. in Greenport.

Arrangements were in the care of Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.