Anthony "Tony" Norman JacksonOctober 11, 1959 - March 13, 2017
Tony was born to parents Rose & Thomas Jackson, both who predeceased him and is survived by his siblings: Michael Thomas (Corlie), Jeffrey Lewis (Dominique) and Tracy Faith Jackson Goodeaux (Jeff). He is also survived by nieces Imani & Leila Jackson and nephews John, Thomas, Seth, Aaron & Jared Jackson and Christopher & Matthew Goodeaux. Nephew Corrie Joshua Jackson also preceded him in death. Additionally, Tony had many friends who were just like family to him, who loved him deeply and who also share his loss. Tony was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and attended DuPont Park Seventh Day Adventist school until he moved to Texas at the age of 13 and attended Big Sandy High School. It was here that Tony discovered he had sickle cell disease and this changed the course of his life. Tony completed his high school education at Pine Forge Academy in Pine Forge, Pennsylvania. Afterwards he attended Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania majoring in Journalism. Tony loved martial arts which began with Tae Kwon Do at an early age and progressed into other disciplines: Karate, Aikido and Tai Chi to name a few. Tony was a gifted massage therapist and studied at the Potomac Massage Training Institute and excelled at his profession - he was a natural healer and able to touch so many people in this way. Tony took his profession seriously and was always bettering himself by learning new massage methods and techniques and later shared his expertise by teaching others massage at the same place where he got his start. Tony was also a talented vocalist - he took voice lessons for many years and sang at numerous weddings and other special events. Tony lived most of his life in Washington, D.C. and had just recently relocated to Texas, where he enjoyed a quieter lifestyle, closer to nature and enjoyed reconnecting with several of his life-long friends from high school and their families.