August 25, 2023 at 1:32 p.m.
Erick Westley Jackson, age 57, of Turtle Lake, WI, tragically passed away on August 17, 2023, while on his way home from work.
Erick was born to Oscar and Luella Jackson in Minneapolis, MN on March 5, 1966, just after his older twin brother Ernest. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. On December 30, 1992, he married Verna L. Davis. Erick was a proud caregiver at Parmly on the Lake in Chisago City, MN for 10 years. Erick dedicated his 36-year career to caregiving and was repeatedly recognized for his devotion of service. Patients who were able to return home, remembered him many years later – a testament to his compassion for the elderly and infirm. Erick worked hard caring for patients during COVID and may have suffered from long COVID himself after beating it twice during the pandemic. When Erick was not working as a CNA, he was working on the home he shared with his wife. There are several projects that remain incomplete at the home. Erick loved spending time in his recliner watching The Last of the Summer Wine, hanging out with his twin brother Ernest, fishing with his wife Verna, building go-carts in his garage and riding them in the yard, and he had a special knack for figuring out small machines and getting them to work, such as clocks, lawn mowers, etc.
Erick is survived by his loving wife of over 30 years, Verna L. Jackson (Davis); his mother Luella Huff of Minneapolis; siblings, Curtis (Debber) Jackson of Jacksonville, NC, and Willie Mae Jackson-Ferguson, Ernest (Kimberly) Jackson, James (Laura) Jackson, Constina Jackson, Louella Davis, and Penny Jackson; children, Erick Jackson, Jr. (Gloria), Kathleen (Levelle) Tolliver and Constina Jackson, all of Minneapolis; step-children, Kelly (Hoefs) Klinger of Osceola, and Jamey Hoefs (Julie) of Ladysmith; nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and 15 surviving nieces and nephews.
Erick is preceded in death by his father, Oscar Jackson; and sisters, Joann and Shellina Jackson.
Memorial service for Erick will be held at 5 PM Friday, September 1, 2023 at Grandstrand Funeral Home of Osceola, WI. Visitation 2 hours prior. Condolences can be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com.