Derek Jackson

10/25/1990 – 11/22/2018

Obituary for Derek Jackson

Derek S. Jackson, 28, of Sedalia passed away November 22, 2018 in Sedalia, MO. He was born on October 25, 1990 at Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA the son of Kendrick S. Jackson (Sharon) of Brandywine, MD, and Michele R. Hardy-Jackson of Raytown, MO.

He had much love and passion for his sons, writing and music. He had a beautiful smile that could light up the world.

In addition to his parents he is survived by three sons, Khalil Jackson of Raytown, Kyler Rath of Sedalia, and Ki’Ryn Spencer of Sedalia; maternal grandmother, Willene Hardy of Sedalia; paternal grandfather, Clyde Jackson of New Jersey; four aunts, Dana Loveless (James) of Raytown, MO, Rhonda Hardy of Charlotte, SC, and Tracy Pierce (Tyrece) of Sedalia, and Vanessa Jackson of Mount Vernon, GA; three uncles, Kevin Hardy of Sedalia, Ronnie Jackson (Wanda) of Atlanta, GA, and Fred Jackson (Leah) of Harrisburg, PA; close cousins, Brandon Franklin of Sedalia, Tyreel Hardy of Sedalia, Diamond Loveless of Raytown, and DeRon Jackson of Mount Vernon, GA; and a host of cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ronald Hardy; and paternal grandmother, Deloris Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Burns Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Cecil Jones officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be at Crown Hill, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Brennan Kelly, Malcolm Briscoe, David Cason, Jordan Lyles, Brett Lyles, and Jordan Brown.

Honorary bearers will be Travis Martin, Heather Redford, Melissa Rath, and Tristan Spencer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

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My best friend,my family,my brother#100 #2nd grade #4ever
– Collin Bressie
Bro i miss the fuck outta you. Your my mutherfucker i couldnt make it to your funeral. I apologize i miss your beautiful smile i miss the way you loved each and everyone of us. I just miss you bro. I wish i could trade you places.
– Amanda meyer
It took me a few days to find words. It’s funny, I can write a paper the day it’s due but trying to find a few words has been a very hard task for me. I still cannot believe you’re gone. I remember all the little dares we used to makeup between you, myself and Manny. I remember us being outside one summer day thinking we were all tough until we saw a really big dog and next thing you know we were on top of the picnic tables. I remember introducing you to my friends and trying to teach you some of the games we’d play to pass the time. I think what I remember most is anytime you came over, the three of us wouldn’t say a word to each other for a really long time but then one of us would burst into laughter. I’m going to do my best to uphold those memories. You will truly be missed, you are gone, but never will be forgotten. -Vicky
– Leah V Jackson
Words just can’t express this loss. So young, so smart a genius in your own way. We will miss you Derek “Gogglez” Jackson, we love you and my prayers for the entire family. I will never forget uour big smile. God Bless
– Kim Jones- Texas
My fondest memory of Derek was when he was about 8 years old on Christmas day at his grandmother Delores’s house. He and his cousin Leah played, laughed and giggled all day! He was such a cheery little boy with a bright beautiful smile!!
– Leah
Not afraid to be different, or stand out in the crowd. With a big smile and a lot of potential I seen him doing big things. This is still so unreal to me. He will continue to be missed. My prayers go out to everyone
– Daniel Holtcamp
this is still so unreal I’ve known Derek for over 20 years one of the longest friendships I’ve ever had. we all make mistakes in life and no matter how many he made his heart was still made of gold. He had so many dreams and it’s unfair that he will not get to accomplish them but at least he can say he did achieve some. He was taken way too soon my heart hurts just think I’m never going to hear that silly laugh or see that pretty white smile again. But the Lord wanted him home and now he will be another beautiful face I’ll see when I get there tell my mom hi for me goggles I love you and you will NEVER be forgotten..
– LaTara Buckner
Where to start I really didnt know him well but for the year or so that I did know him was a blessing. We talked crap to each other when he was on the phone with my friend. He is a very special person. Funny and outgoing. Never a dull moment when he was around. My husband and him could talk for a long time about Dragon ball z. It was funny sitting there hearing their convos about it. Im glad I got to meet him. Rest in Haven and fly high. Oh by the way be waiting for me cause when I get to heaven im whoop your butt in basketball cause you never played me.
– Brittany
Derrek a friend best friend my homie we have so many memories together kicking it…. Gone way to soon you will forever be in my heart my Friend may be gone but never forgotten I love you my Friend
– Latasha
Words cannot express enough empathy that’s felt. My prayers for the entire family, his son Kahlil , And Khalils mother Heather. Anyone else I’ve left out . Prayers of comfort and peace. In this very unfortunate passing of a very wholesome, fun loving man. He will be forever missed
– Suzanne StCyr

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