On March 22, 2020, Luther transitioned from this life here on earth to his heavenly home to live for eternity with God.
Luther Leonard Jackson was born on March 13, 1951 to Rev. Luther and Mrs. Alice L. Jackson. He was the youngest of three siblings: Juanita Frazier, Rev. Spencer Jackson, and Kathleen Thomas. He was "Junie" to his family and close friends but was known as and called "Junior Jackson" by most of his friends and associates.
Luther accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at a young age, and throughout his life he kept Him close to his heart. He was baptized at First Baptist Church of Ken Gar by Rev. James Murphy when he was seventeen.
Luther had a close and loving relationship with his parents and each of his siblings, nieces, and nephews. He and his mother had a special mother/son bond. He took special care of both of his parents during their final illnesses.
He was a loving, humble, kind, respectful, gracious, and caring human being. He was a fun loving person, having many many friends from all over the world. He was known as a ladies’ man.
Junior was a lover of sports, basketball, baseball, football, track, etc., and he excelled in them all. He was known especially for his high jumping and scoring on the basketball court and his hard hitting on the football field.
As a teenager he often spoke of the time when Gladys Knight and The Pips were performing at Wheaton Recreation Center and Gladys kissed him on his cheek. He said he’d never wash his face again. Junior was also a regular on the Milt Grant TV Dance Show.
Luther was a highly intelligent man and a well-versed student of the Holy Bible.
Luther was educated in the Montgomery County Public School system; graduating from Blair High School where he was Captain of the basketball and football teams. The basketball team went on to win the State championship. The team gave him the net.
He attended Wilkes Community College, North Carolina and Austin Peay State University, Tennessee both on full scholarship. He was instrumental in assisting Austin Peay in winning its first O.V.C. basketball championship. He also attended Bowie State College.
Junior was employed by the Silver Spring Boys Club as Deputy Director, the Montgomery County School Board as Student/Teacher Liaison (Richard Montgomery HS and Damascus HS), and Giant Food Store as Assistant Produce Manager.
Luther leaves to mourn his passing a devoted brother, Rev. Spencer E. Jackson; two devoted sisters, Mrs. Juanita E. Frazier, and Mrs. Kathleen M. Thomas; his five nieces and nephews, Sydney Moten,
Shawntel Reddix, Donald Frazier, Kiyatta Jackson, and Terrill Frazier; nine great nieces and
Nephews, DeCarlo, Natasha, Jeffrey, T’Airra, Devin, Amber, Jackson, Vance and TiRal; three great great nephews, Khendal Karson, and Jeffrey III.
He was predeceased by a niece Sh-Neen Thomas and a nephew Malik Jackson.
Junior will be greatly missed and never forgotten by his numerous cousins and friends.
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