Lorenzo E. Jackson was born on September 20, 1956. He was the sixth child of nine born to Randall and Willie C. Jackson in Birmingham, Alabama.
Lorenzo married his high school sweetheart, Linda Jackson (Piphus) on March 17, 1979. They had a total union of 34 years. Together they raised three beautiful children. Lorenzo graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an Associate’s degree in 1980. In 2005, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from ITT Technical Institute and became an IT professional.
Anyone who knows Lorenzo will tell you that he definitely was a man of fashion. He loved his suits and had shoes of every style and color. He always looked his best in white, which was his favorite color. For leisure, Lorenzo enjoyed spending time with the Corinthian singles group. He also enjoyed bowling and listening to gospel music.
Lorenzo truly loved to serve the lord. He gave his best service by singing in the 8:00 a.m. Choir as well as the Men’s Choir. During his lifetime, he helped to establish many Male Chorus groups, most of which were in military environments such as Fort Lewis Washington, Worms Germany and Fort Sill Oklahoma. Singing brought him great joy.
He was always inspired by gospel greats such as Lee Williams and The Mighty Clouds of Joy. It is for certain that by now he has been fitted for his long white robe. He is standing along-side his favorite artist and singing Cooling Waters.
Lorenzo has passed away from the labors of life to now wear-ing his crown. He leaves to treasure his love and memories: Larenda Shaw, Larita Hayden (Adam), Lorenzo Jackson II and partner, Nikea Sisney and ex-wife, Linda Jackson. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Arianna, Andre II (a.k.a L.A.) Zoe, Oliver, Blake, Nikayla, Lorenzo III (a.k.a. Trey), Bakari and Benaiah; and good friend. Sandy Brock.
Lorenzo was predeceased by his loving parents, Randall and Willie C. Jackson and brothers, Sir Walter (Julie) and Buford Jackson. He has seven living brothers, Paris (Patsy), Robert (Dorothy), Chester (Doris), Randy, Curtis (Monica) and Dwight. He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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