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Elder Brian Keith Jackson I

February 1, 1958 — August 31, 2023




In the perfect will of God, Elder Brian Keith Jackson I,

was called from labor to reward on Thursday, August 31,

2023 at the age of 65 years, 6 months, and 29 days old in

the UMPC Community Osteopathic Hospital.


Brian was born in Harrisburg, PA to the late Charles

Jackson and Viola (Sawyers) Jackson. He was educated in

the Harrisburg City School District, graduating from

Harrisburg High School in 1976.  After graduation, Brian

joined the U.S. Navy where he served until 1983 earning

the rank of E5 Petty Officer 2 nd Class.  He was a former

employee of Berg Electronics, DuPont, Tyco, and CoVenCo

and retired from the Defense Logistics Agency in New

Cumberland, PA in 2021.


Passionate in his service to the Lord, Brian served in the

position as Elder at the Faith Chapel Church of God in

Christ under the leadership of the late Superintendent

Belgium N. Baxter until his passing, and then under Elder

C. Wayne Baxter.  He later moved his membership to the

Lingo Memorial Church of God in Christ where he was

faithful to his leader, Bishop Benjamin J. Ravenel, Sr. who

passed away in 2018.  His commitment to Christ carried

over in service to the newly appointed pastor, Elder

Ronald D. Holton, Sr. where he remained loyal to the

ministry. Elder Jackson has held positions of service as a

van driver, Sound System technician, choir director,

Sunday school teacher, worship leader, and member of the

Men's Fellowship. He was entrusted with assignments to

Ray's Temple Church of God in Christ in Lancaster, PA

and Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Mount Union,


PA along with participating in seminars at Kingdom Life

Christian Center in Harrisburg, PA.


Brian's hobbies included woodworking and refinishing

antique furniture and repairing boats. He could be found

participating in praise and worship with all that he had

and lifting his beautiful tenor voice above all around him. 

In his quiet time, he enjoyed reading but the true calling in

his heart was his passion for serving people.


Brian was preceded in death by his father and his maternal

grandmother, Bernice Garfield. He leaves to cherish his

memory Lois Sneed-Jackson, his wife of 37 years, 8

months, and 4 days, along with sons, Brian (BJ) Jackson,

II and Michael Brooks; grandsons, Hubert L. Payton and

Michael James Brooks; his mother, Viola Jackson;

brothers Willie (Sandy) Sawyers, Juan Sr., Charles, and

Darryl Jackson; sister Miyosha (Mose) Jackson-Lee along

with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.


Services celebrating Brian's life will be held on Friday,

September 8, 2023 at Word of Grace Ministries at 3814 N.

Progress Avenue, Harrisburg PA 17110.  Viewing will begin

at 10:00 a.m. and the services at 11:00 a.m.  The interment

will be at the Harrisburg East Cemetery immediately



Friends and family will be received at his home church,

Lingo Memorial Church of God in Christ at 531 Division

Street, Harrisburg, PA after the interment.


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Friday, September 8, 2023

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