John Harmon Jackson, the son of the late Alexander Brooks Jackson, Sr. and Helen Vivian
Jackson was born on March 11, 1954. He was the youngest of eight (8) children. John departed
his earthly home on Tuesday January 25, 2022.
John was born in New Haven, Connecticut. During his younger years, he enjoyed playing with
his neighborhood friends on Munson Street. John received his formal education in the New
Haven Public School System. While attending James Hillhouse High School he participated in
community service activities that addressed the economic disparities in New Haven. His interest
in Economics led to him obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Yale University in 1976. John continued his education at Columbia University where he obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 1978.
After graduating from Columbia University, he began his career at Wachovia Bank in North
Carolina. Shortly thereafter he returned to New York where he worked on Wall Street for many
years. Most recently he worked for Prosperity Home Mortgage Long and Foster Company in
John was an avid reader. He especially enjoyed reading books about History and the Civil War.
He was known for taking trips to visit Civil War sites. During visits and family gatherings he was the one to count on for a good laugh, providing excitement during the Monopoly game
marathons and having the latest games for the game systems. He enjoyed going to the beach,
fishing and sports. He was a lifelong New York Yankees’ fan.
In recent years, John was a member of Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Virginia. He was an
active member of the Band of Brothers Growth Group.
John was preceded in death by his parents Alexander Brooks Jackson, Sr. and Helen Vivian
Jackson and siblings Alexander Brooks Jackson, Jr.; Aubrey Jackson; Katherine Harris (Andrew); Robert Jackson (Francis); Henry Jackson and Bruce Jackson.
John leaves to cherish his memory Rochelle Jackson, MD; Stephen Lucas Jackson (son); Ayana
Nichelle Jackson (granddaughter); Cheryl Washington (sister), Audrey D. Sheen Plaskett (mother-in-law); his sisters-in-law; brothers–in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends