Eddie Jackson was born on September 17, 1956, in Jefferson, Arkansas. He was one of thirteen children born to Jodie and Elnora Jackson.
Eddie received Christ at an early age and attended Little Flock Baptist Church in Jefferson, Arkansas. He enlisted into the United States Army in Fort Polk, Louisiana and served his country for 10 years, completing two tours in Germany, after which he was honorably discharged.
After leaving military service, Eddie relocated to Sacramento, CA where he met and married Mary Hyman. The two were joined as one on January 24, 1987.
Eddie worked as a chemical mixer for a pipeline reconstruction company, Gelco Instituform until retiring. In his spare time, Eddie enjoyed his true passion, which was fishing, with his wife Mary, other family members and friends. Eddie was a beloved husband; father, brother, uncle and friend to all. On May 18, 2019, God chose to call him home.
Eddie leaves to treasure fond memories of his life to his devoted wife Mary Jackson, three loving children: a step-son Rick Barros (Tenea) of Sacramento, CA; a daughter Antoinette Hawkins (Orlando) of Arlington, TX, a daughter Brittany Jackson of Plumas Lake, CA; siblings Etha Brown of Sacramento, CA., Mason Foster (Dorothy) of Pine Bluff, AR., Curtis Jackson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Delma Jackson of Jefferson, AR., ]ames Jackson, Lorene Jackson, Earl Jackson, Ronnie Jackson, Gail Sarente (Michael), Carl Jackson (Darlene), and Irma Jackson all of Sacramento, CA, a host of sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws of CA and Georgia, as well as a host of nephews, nieces, extended family, friends and loved ones.