Thomas E. Jackson, affectionately known as “Mr. Pete”, was born May 20, 1943, in Chestertown, Maryland and departed this life at his home in Denton on February 13, 2023, at the age of 79. He was born to the late James Jackson and the late Ernestine Munson. Pete graduated from Henry Highland Garnett School in 1961. After high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for 4 years before settling in New York City and marrying his first wife, Hope Roane. In 1969, Pete and his family moved back to Maryland where he was employed in construction and at Brick Homes in Elkton before joining the staff at Kent & Queen Anne’s hospital. He began his career there in the maintenance department and completed numerous courses in pneumatics. He later moved to the purchasing department and finished his career as a Materials Manager 30+ years later. During his years at the hospital, he was often seen making his rounds through the halls, stopping to talk to everyone whose path he crossed. In his spare time, Pete could be found attending the sports events of his children when they were in school, and later attending those of his grandchildren. It was nothing to look up and see him in the stands at a game. He was an avid Ravens fan who did not like to be disturbed while watching the game. In 2009 Pete became a member of Greater New Hope Church & Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Dane and First Lady Lovetta Coleman, but not before an intense question and answer session with Bishop.
Pete leaves to mourn, his wife of 28 years, Loretta (Brickhouse), sons Dalton Jackson of Galena and Eric Jackson of Philadelphia PA; daughters Kimberly & son-in-law Aaron Bennefield of Galena and Rosetta Brickhouse of Camden DE; grandchildren Shawneya & husband Quincy Ellis of Frederica DE, Candis Jackson of Augusta GA, Durrell & wife Angel Jackson of Galena, Davon & wife Brittany Jackson of Edgewood, Dejuan Belfield & Jordan Murray both of Smyrna DE, Tiara & husband Rasheem Frasier of Dover DE, Taije Camper & Taylor of Brickhouse both of Camden DE, and Talasia Brickhouse of Washington DC; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters Margo Chatt of Chestertown, Laura Wair of Fort Worth TX, & Connie Jackson of Baltimore; brother Jimmy Jackson of Chestertown; brothers-in-law Albert Brickhouse of Hampton VA, John Brickhouse of Salisbury, Charles Brickhouse of Middletown NY, Kevin Wair of Fort Worth TX, and Roy Lee Walker of Callotton VA ; sister-in-law Laura & husband James Smith of Painter VA; a very special cousin who was like a sister, Monica Graves Bentley; special friends Morris Goldsboro, Edwin Taylor, Charles Pitt, and Dr. Marcia Sprankle; one nephew and a host of nieces, cousins, and friends.