Vernon Roy Jackson, Jr. was born on April 2, 1965 to Vernon and Venita Jackson at Olney, MD. He was known to all as Roy. Roy was quiet mannered and friendly. He had an infectious smile and a welcoming demeanor.
Roy’s work ethic was commendable. He was a hard worker and gave his best to whatever assignment he had. He grew up in a tight knit family where he always gave a lot of attention to his two younger brothers.
Roy grew up in a Christian home, and he attended Good Hope Union United Methodist Church. He started in the Children’s Choir when Connie Holland was Director.
Roy was educated in the Montgomery County Public Schools and graduated from Paint Branch High School in 1983. He attended the University of South Carolina Coastal for a year and a half. He returned home and put himself through TESST College of Technology. He was employed for 32 years at Heraeus Nobelite America (formerly known as Fusion Systems). He was a manufacturing engineer supervisor.
Roy loved fishing with his daughter. They did so almost any Saturday. He enjoyed gardening and preparing his area in early spring. He had enjoyed motorcycling and learning to play the guitar.
Roy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Bertha Jackson, and Harry and Louise Ross; his aunts: Florence (Rex) Ellis, Byrdie (William) Jones; uncles: Ernest Ross, Warfield Ross and Harold Jackson.
Roy leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother and father, Vernon, Sr. and Venita; his beloved daughter Brianna, stepdaughter, Lynasha and son, Jordan. He leaves also: brothers, Vincent (Grace) and Vaughn. Godparents: Geraldine Carter and Linwood (Ann) Jackson; aunts: Hazeline M. Ross, Anita (Lawrence) Burton, Bernice Jackson, Willie Ross; nephews: Maxwell and Quincy Jackson and a multitude of cousins, co-workers and friends.