Monte C. Jackson Jr.
Sunrise: January 23, 2007 - Sunset: January 17, 2023
Monte Cortez Jackson, Jr., was born on January 23, 2007 to Iraina Curtis and Monte C. Jackson at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware. He departed this earth suddenly on January 17, 2023.
Monte was a student and scholar at Booker T. Washington Elementary, East Dover Elementary, William Henry Middle School, Central Middle School, and Polytech High School. He started his football career with the Bears and went on to become the 2022 Defensive MVP for Polytech High School. Monte had an infectious laugh and a smile that would light up any room. He was a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan, an avid gamer, a prankster, and comedian. Everyone who loved him knew he was the absolute biggest Michael Jackson fan ever.
Monte is preceded in death by his mother, Iraina J. Curtis; maternal grandfather, Ira Curtis; maternal great-grandmother Rebecca Benson; paternal grandfather, Monte Jenkins; and baby sister, Amirah Brooklyn Jackson.
Monte leaves behind to cherish his memory: his father, Monte C. Jackson, Sr., his beloved grandparents, Roszenia Jackson-Grier, Ray Grier, and his maternal grandmother, Tanya Benson; his paternal great-grandmothers, Brenda Jackson and Evelyn Bowman, his siblings, Derek Johnson, Nyaire Harris, Le’niea Melton, Jaiylah Harris, and Royal Amir Cannon; his aunts, Charlese Benson, Shamekia Arrington (Ollie), Tyeisha Grier, Tina Copeland, Tawana Vaden, and Michelle Jackson; his uncles, Charles Briggs (Cheryl), Raymond Grier, Rayshon Yopp (Tiara), and Richard Grier; his great aunts, Tina Speller-Brown (Mannie), Shannon Jones (Ray); and great-uncles, Tommy Jackson (Audrey), Denny Jackson (Sherry), Charles Benson (Gloria), Courtney Benson, and Harry Benson (Charlotte); his great-great aunts, Kathleen Jones and Denise Dunn (Nelson); Pop Pop Zebedee Jones, and a host of cousins, family, and many, many friends.
Monte was loved by all.
Sorrowfully Submitted by the Family