On November 10, 1952, God breathed the breath of life into a precious baby boy, He presented this gift to Elbert Clifton Jackson (deceased) and Alma Jackson. They named him Elbert Theodore.
At approximately 3 PM on Monday, April 5, 2021, God in His infinite wisdom, and His all-knowing power looked down at Theodore, and decided that his earthly passion was completed, and “thy will be done.”
Theodore fought a courageous battle as a liver and kidney transplant recipient as well as other illnesses for many years. Even though he knew there were many restrictions on his life because of health issues, “He loved life.” Theodore had been hospitalized for two weeks prior to his demise. He had been on life support for the last four days of his life. God and God alone knows just how much one can endure. Death was indeed an act of God’s Mercy, for only He knew what awaited Theodore had he lived. God knew the time had come to free him from all sickness, pain and distress.
Theodore attended Baltimore Public Schools and graduated from Edmondson High School in June 1970. He later moved to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and began his career as a truck driver for United Parcel Service (UPS). He was employed there for over 25 years. He also worked for a pharmaceutical company after relocating back to Maryland.
Theodore was an avid sports fan and could hardly wait for every championship game that was televised. He spent a lot of time during his illness listening to music (His favorite being Jazz). Theodore loved the weekends when he was able to rent movies and watch TV all night long. He had a love for animals especially his dog “Lady”. Lady would sit and sleep quietly at the foot of his bed whether he was home or away from home. “That’s Love.”
Theodore was a very gentle, kind, easy-going, and humble person who liked the simple things in life. Family and friends were his greatest assets. Theodore had a radiant smile which served as a magnet and drew people to him.
Theodore leaves wonderful and unforgettable memories with his devoted mother, Alma Jackson; sister, Traci Jackson; aunt, Brenda Smith; uncle, Charles Smith Sr.; cousins, Charles Smith Jr. and Natasha Jordan; best friend and neighbor, Earl Ruff; God sister and her husband, Detra Holloway (Curtis), and many friends and associates he met along the way.
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