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Xavier Jackson

The Jackson, Kennedy, Cole, Padmore and Wallace families announce the death of Xavier Jackson who was born May 12, 1993.  Xavier was the beloved son of Michael and Mabel Jackson (nee Kennedy); and grandson of Cicilia Modu Wallace (nee Cole).

Xavier was a humorous, thoughtful and generous young man. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid skateboarder. He took time to teach neighborhood children how to skate and learn tricks. Xavier was curious about and wanted to learn how to design vehicle engines. He also learned to cook at an early age and enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen. He was open to eating just about anything because he loved food and flavors. He was a dedicated follower of Japanese animation and committed significant time to learning about historical aspects of Japanese culture and Anime. He also learned and practiced Tai Chi as a way of keeping his body healthy and balanced. His favorite cartoons were Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh and Digimon. Xavier always wanted those around him to be happy!

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Mabel Jackson; sisters Esperanza Maker (Dorrein), and Cheryl Banks; and brother Tecumseh (TJ) Jackson. He is also survived by his nieces Talibah, D'Nique and Daiden; one grandmother, his grandfathers, aunts and uncles, cousins, great aunts and great uncles, and great cousins.  In addition, he leaves behind a community of friends that had become family and will continue to remember him through their stories of his smile, laughter and caring ways.  

A Memorial (Funeral) Service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:30AM at Cockeysville Baptist Church, 232 Warren Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030, USA.

His parents have requested that instead of flowers, donations of toiletries or canned/dry foods be brought to the church for delivery to homeless and needy individuals in the Greater Baltimore area.

A reception will be held immediately following the service.

Contacts are:

Cheryl Banks (Xavier’s sister)


Mabel Jackson (nee Kennedy) (Xavier’s mother)
(410) 491-1120