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Edward (Ed) Seaward Jackson

Edward (Ed) Seaward Jackson peacefully passed away Saturday afternoon 25 July 2020 at his home in Layton, UT after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was 74 years old.

Ed was born in Andrews, South Carolina to Rebecca Dozier and Edward S. Jackson Sr.  He married his loving wife, Margaret Jackson in Farmington, Utah on 4 July 1974.

After completing high school, Ed joined Job Corps and was assigned to the Trapper Creek Center in Missoula, Montana.  He earned his Smoke Jumper certification through the Forest Service.  He later relocated to Clearfield Job Corps Center.  There, he continued his education while simultaneously attending Weber State University.  He later attended Westminster College where he earned his BS degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in Criminal Justice.  Also, he earned an endorsement in Drivers Education, ESL and Secondary Education. 

Ed was inducted into the Department of Labor Job Corps Hall of Fame in 1978.  He faithfully served the Job Corps Program as a Corpsmember and worked for Clearfield Job Corps Center for over 51 years.  He retired from Job Corps on 14 April 2020.   In his spare time, he assisted many graduates transitioning to independent living.

He was very active in his community.  He has served as president of the Davis County School District Diversity Outreach committee; Illustrous Past Potentate of the Labbayah Temple #218; member of Mount Ogden Lodge #20;  committee member of the Utah drivers education board; member of suicide prevention organizations addressing suicide prevention intiatives and he also received a special award from the NAACP Feed the Hungry Project.

Ed was an active member of True Vine Baptist Church in Kaysville UT where he held several positions.  He was a trustee, usher, benevolence chairperson and breakfast ministry cook. Additionally, he participated in numerous church outreach ministries.

He was a devoted New Orleans Saints fan.  He loved to entertain both friends and family at his home; enjoying  games or barbequing.   When visiting with Ed and Margaret, one could expect to hear his famous statement, "come; sit; take your shoes off and stay a while".  

Ed was a good-hearted man.  He had a gentle spirit.  His generosity and compassion will be missed.  He is survived by his wife Margaret and the apple of his eye - his grandaughter, Elizabeth Jackson of Syracuse, UT.  He is also survived by his sister Jeanette Williams and brother Norword Jackson, both of South Carolina; his aunts Bessie Dozier of Georgia and Rosa Mae Pompey of Florida.  He also leaves to cherish his memory -  a host of family, friends and young people who he loved and cared for as if they were his own.

He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Jackson III.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers a donation be sent to True Vine Baptist Church Youth Department @ PO Box 143 Clearfield UT 84089 in Ed's honor. 

A live-streaming "Celebration of Ed's Life" will take place on August 29, 2020 at 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time.  Pastor Lamar T. Jackson will be officiating the event.  It will also be available on the True Vine Baptist Church (Kaysville, UT) website for later viewing.  The church will not be open to the public during the live-streaming.

A private graveside service has been arranged.

To view the live-streaming on August 29, 2020 at 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time, scroll to the bottom of this obituary page to see the video player.

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I just found out, immediately I thought of your calm demeanour, enjoyed working with you. Great Guy.

Graylin Bartley Oct 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward (Ed) Jackson

Joy Eddards Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you for sharing the service. Mr. Ed was a blessed man. Its been 13 yrs since I left Utah. I remember the times I would visit and Mr Ed would have to go to Sams club and get his bananas. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Elizabeth.

Tara, Devin & Jada Bolden Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

Hello Margaret, I Pray that God will Continue to wrap you and the family in His Loving Arms of Care for the Comfort to go on through the days ahead. I Love you and I will never forget my Cousin Seward..I Thank God for having him as my older 1st cousin one that I will always remember especially when Daddy use to carry us to Grandma Dozier's house on Sundays after church..Seward and Aunt Beck use to live at the head of the road and Norward...Those were the Good Ole Days..Rest Easy Cousin until I see you again. Your Loving Cousin Pearlie Mae..Love you Margaret for Loving him

Pearlie Pendergrass Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you and your family Margaret.
Love Don & Diana Thompson.
Perryville MD

Don & Diana Thompson Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

Margaret, the service for Seaward today was beautiful and touched our hearts. Be blessed and know that we love you.

Raymond & Connie Dozier Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward (Ed) Jackson

Jim Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

My dear cousin and brother,
As some people journey through life, they leave footprints wherever they go; footprints of laughter, kindness, love, joy, compassion and faith. Even though you are gone, we can still look back and clearly see the trail you left behind that aspires us to live out our destinies and keep faith and love.
To sister Margaret and grand daughter Elizabeth,
Praying you will be comforted with precious memories and God's presence to care for you in your loss
Forever and Always with Love,
Aunt Bessie and The Kirt Family

Ella and Aunt Bessie Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

Ed Jackson was one of my dads best friends and has been in my life since I was a baby. I have many memories of spending countless hours at Ed & Ms. Margarets house playing with their son Eddie. My dad and I visited frequently for holidays or just because. We also attended numerous Masonic events together. In recent years Ed took an interest in my work travels. He loved to hear about my adventures in DC and across the country. Hed also get a kick out of hearing about my dating life and always wanted to make sure that I was cared for and treated with respect. I appreciated that. Im beyond blessed that I was able to see Ed when I traveled to Utah for a work trip in February. He always made me feel so special and loved and will be greatly missed. He is a truly a gentle soul. Hes reunited with his son, Eddie, and many other loved ones and that brings me comfort. You fought an amazing fight and will forever be in my heart. Thank you for loving me.

Jennifer Flannagan Aug 24 2020 12:00 AM

My Dearest Margaret (mom),
Words cannot express the loss of Mr. Jackson, but he is forever in our hearts. I think of the many times he was there for me as a youth in Job Corp and if it had not been for both of you, I would have never made it. Mr. Jackson instilled in me hope and the knowing that nothing was impossible and supported me through many trials that I encountered. He became my father and I his child. He was soft spoken yet a gentle giant in my life who taught me skills that would open my mind to the impossible. Because of Mr. Jacksons influence and guidance, I became a Doctor who reached for the impossible. Thank you, my dearest father, for the gift you gave me so many years ago that never left me as I carry you forever in my heart.
Love Always,
Dr. Penny Gauer

Penny Gauer Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM

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