Family and friends, we are here today to celebrate the life of Bradley Murray Jackson. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, on December 2nd 1951 to the late Harvey and Jeanette Jackson. Bradley was the fifth of their six children and their youngest male child. He grew-up and was educated in Morristown where he graduated from Morristown High School in June 1970.
Upon completing high school, Bradley joined the United States Army, where he served his country for nine years. During his tour-of-duty he was stationed in Germany for an extended period and traveled to other ports of the United States as a member of the Armed Services. While serving in the Army he met and married Sarah Dozier on March 17, 1977. Bradley and Sarah remained together until her passing on October 17th, 2014.
Bradley worked for and retired from Manheim Auto Auction where he held several positions. Always full of life and energy, he found the perfect post-retirement job, that allowed him to work with children. He became a Crossing Guard for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. While working there he met Rita Gustave with home he formed a new loving relationship.
Bradley was passionate and proud of his new job. He had always loved children and guiding them safely across the busy intersections was a source of joy and pride for him. It gave him the perfect opportunity to interact in a positive protective way with the kids who were entrusted to him. He was also a loving brother, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and honorary uncle to the children in his own family and the family of friends and acquaintances. They all loved being with and around him. They looked forward to being tickled or teased or even going fishing or running errands with him. He was fun and playful but also a staunch believer in teaching and guiding them in how to be respectful and behave properly.
Bradley will be remembered as an avid Fisherman. He always shared his catch with family and friends, being considerate enough to clean the fish first. He is also famous for his bear hugs and would say things that made you laugh out loud while he maintained a straight face.
He was a faithful member of CrossPointe Foursquare Church in Orlando, where he was the head Deacon. He served the church family lending his time to helping others as needed. He was an amazingly loving, and caring person. While his passing will leave a tremendous void in us all, we are blessed with many precious memories.
On the morning of Saturday, April 28th, 2018, with his family and friends at his side, God called Bradley home to be with Him. We will all miss him dearly.
He is preceded in death by his father Harvey Jackson; mother Jeanette Moorer; wife Sarah; sisters Marilyn and Sarah, brother Curtis and brother-in-law James Walker.
He leaves to celebrate his life: Brother Harvey Jackson (Laura); Sister Blanche Paylor (Forrest), Sister Regina Williams; (Hiawatha) Sister In Law Shirley Jackson and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 3:00 pm at CrossPointe Foursquare Church, located at 1180 Woodsmere Avenue, Orlando 32839., with Bishop Larry Parks officiating.