George David Jackson was born on July 9, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Elijah Chester Jackson and the late Idella Jamesetta Jackson. For the past year, George has courageously fought the battle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. George passed away peacefully at Allegheny General Hospital, on July 31, 2018 with his beloved sister Cynthia by his bedside.
At a very early age George moved to Long Beach, New York where he spent the entirety of his childhood. While there, he was baptized at Christian Light Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor JJ Evan, and became very active within the church. He attended service regularly, served as an usher and even sang in the choir. Outside of the church, George was a student of the Long Beach School System, and in high school he was a star on their football team. He was a running back and was affectionately referred to as “The Juice.”
After graduating from high school, George returned to Pittsburgh where he entered the workforce. George was a very quiet person, but he realized he enjoyed working with and helping others, which led him to a career in the health field. While employed at UPMC, he met Angela McDonald whom he later married. From their union, they were blessed with two wonderful children, Felicia and Cameron Jackson. George continued working in the health field for many years until he was forced to retire due to his illness. His last employer was the Highmark Insurance Company, where he was highly regarded and loved by all.
George leaves behind to cherish his memory, two children, Felicia Morton (William) and Cameron Jackson, two sisters Cynthia Coad (Christopher) and Rosalyn Wright (Michael), two brothers Chester Jackson and Ernest Adams (Denise), one great aunt Geraldine Jones and one aunt Neva Hardy, seven nieces Chicarla, Yushauna, Krystal, Nyasia, Tracey, Leslie and DeAndrea, six nephews Chester Jr., Cedrick, Carl Jr., Maurice, Marcus and Ernest Jr., six cousins Andre, Thelma, Bernard, Gerrilyn, Jermaine and Barbara, a best friend Edna Mae and a host of other friends and family members.