Andrew Jackson was born the eldest child of five to James and Elizabeth on August 8, 1957, in Merigold Mississippi. His parents preceded him in death.
Andrew was educated in the school system of Cleveland, Mississippi, where he played basketball and football while in high school. Andrew enjoyed hanging out with friends.
After completing school, Andrew moved to Chicago, Illinois, in the early 1970s where a new chapter of life began. Andrew worked with his uncle, Lawyer Jackson, at a local warehouse for several years. After leaving the warehouse, he began working at Matthew’s Service Station for many years. It was during this time when he reeled in the love of his life.
Andrew met Daisy in 1981. He married the love of his life on August 15, 1991. Andrew moved his family to Burnham, Illinois, to make a better life for his family. He then worked for multiple companies, retiring from Carl Buddig and Company in August of 2019 after many years of service.
His favorite past time hobbies were fishing and “driving Mrs. Daisy” around. He would go fishing from sun-up to sundown. Andrew loved watching sports, with football being his favorite. He cheered for the Chicago Bears.
Andrew loved to entertain by having impromptu cookouts and fish fries. He had a great love for his family, but his grandson, Caleb, stole his heart.
He also enjoyed traveling with his family and road trips down South to visit family and friends were his favorite. Andrew had a heart of gold, and to know him was to love him. He would help anyone in need as much as he could.
As God would have it in His infinite power, he called Andrew home on Thursday, January 19, 2023. He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Daisy M. Jackson; son, Curtis (Damita) Coleman; grandson, Caleb Coleman; siblings, Ella (Oscar) Dorsey of Clarksdale, MS, Joseph of Mt. Bayou, MS, and Martha and Nancy, both of Cleveland, MS; brother-in-law, Eddie (Joy) Little; sisters-in-law, Leonia Little-Williams and Lisa Little, both of Chicago, IL; godson, Wendell Smith; special friends, James, Lewis, Larry, and George; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and friends.
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