Steven Keith Jackson was a loving husband, father and friend to all who knew him. With his passing, he is leaving behind a wife Mrs. Phyllis M. Jackson, four stepchildren Phillona R. Taborn, Muriel R. Fuller, Rahsheen R. Taborn and Raymond Taborn Jr. Three biological children Stephanie Jackson, Jessica Jackson and Stephen Gaston and several sisters and brothers, aunts’, uncles and cousins. A stepdaughter who proceeded him in death Deborah H. Taborn along with his mother Eleanor Ashley.
“I was given the gift of life, and now I have to give it back. This is hard. Nevertheless, I was a blessed man, who led a blessed existence, and for this, I am grateful. I first got sick in March 2016. When the cancer recurred last year and was terminal, I decided to be joyful about having had a full life, rather than sad about having to die. Amazingly, this outlook worked for me. (Well, you know, most of the time.) Staying in the Word also helped me to accept what I could not change. At any rate, I am at peace. On an upbeat note, I am reunited with the loved ones who left before me. Please do not mourn for me celebrate my life.”