Lawrence D. Jackson Sr.
Lawrence D. Jackson Sr.

January 24, 1932 - June 11, 2019
Born in Plainfield, New Jersey
Resided in Plainfield, New Jersey
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Lawrence Daniel “Big Larry” Jackson, Sr. was born January 24th , 1932 in Plainfield, New Jersey to the late
Lazarus Jackson and Rebecca (Gilliam) Jackson. Lawrence was one of nine boys and the 5th oldest child.
Lawrence attended public school in Plainfield and was on the Football and Swimming teams while in High School. Upon High School graduation in 1951, Lawrence joined the United States Air Force. He served 20 years spanning the Korean War through the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1971 with the rank of Tech Sargent. Returning to civilian life, Lawrence went on to work for the United States Postal Service, where he worked for 21 years. After retiring from the Postal Service, he went on to manage and maintain several rental properties he had purchase over the years. Never one to sit still, Lawrence worked several part-time jobs to keep busy, which included local golf courses and most recently, serving as night desk manager at the Plainfield YMCA.
Lawrence met Edith Brown while he was stationed out in Long Island, NY. They were married on August
4 th ,1956. That union produced two sons, Lawrence, Jr. and Mark.
On June 11th, 2019 Lawrence passed away at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ at the age of 87.
He was predeceased by his brothers Howard, Paul, F.D., Jesse, Junius and brother John passed on June 12 th , 2019.
Lawrence leaves his wife of 62 years Edith Jackson; children Lawrence D. Jackson, Jr. and Mark V. Jackson, Sr. (Shelli); Brothers James (Jean), and Henry; grandchildren Lawrence, Christopher, Jason, Amber, Jada, Mark, Jr., Briana, and Jordan; great-grandchildren Morgan and Jaiden; and a host of nieces,
nephews, dear relatives and friends.




Greater Refuge Church of Christ
600 Grant Avenue
Plainfield, NJ USA 07060
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Greater Refuge Church of Christ
600 Grant Avenue
Plainfield, NJ USA 07060
Saturday, June 22, 2019
11:00 AM