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Cummings & Davis Funeral Home

13201 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH

OBITUARY

Lee A Jackson III

December 1, 1967November 18, 2019

Lee A. Jackson III was born December 1, 1967 to the late Rev. Lee A. Jackson Jr. and the late Anita M. Jackson in Cleveland, Ohio. He was baptized at an early age at Liberty Hill Baptist Church and truly loved the Lord. Lee was active in the church from singing in the Sunshine Band as a child to serving various positions in the Sunday School. He was also a former trustee of the church. Lee was educated in the Shaker Heights Public School System. Following graduation he attended Florida A&M University where he pledged Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Lee was one of the two students selected to receive a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin (Oshkosh) where he received his Master’s degree. Lee was a faithful member of his fraternity. Whether going to meetings that were in town or out of town, Lee was there. He also served in various positions including the chapter president. He was also close to his Zeta Phi Beta sisters. Lee also enjoyed singing. If you ever heard him you would be surprised because out of that small stature came the deepest, richest bass voice. He sung with various groups which included the Greater Cleveland Pan Hellenic Choir and the Ecumenical Disciple Choir. He was also a member of the Pan Hellenic counsel and served in various positions in each. He worked at North East Ohio Neighborhood Health Services where he served as the Director of Patient Financial Services. He recently received his certificate for 25 years of service. Lee was very close to his mother Anita Jackson you would usually see him come to various event with her on his arm. He was very devoted. Lee is survived by his sister Leanitra (Curtis) Wadley of Unica, MS., brothers William (Tracy) Jackson of Fletcher, NC., and Kenneth Wolfe of Cleveland, OH., nieces Latonya (Thomas) Cleveland, Loriell (Dwayne) Lee, and Mary Wolfe-Sharp, nephews William L. Jackson, Isaiah Sharp, and Elijah Wolfe. He also has a Godson Dikembe Black-Glover. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Wake Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 23, 2019

Memories

Lee A Jackson III

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Teleange Thomas

November 28, 2019

Lee was a kind spirit and so much fun to be around. I remember when I met him shortly after I crossed Zeta. He welcomed me in as a sister, shared some hilarious stories from his undergrad days and introduced me around to my new ZPBS family. We both worked in the medical field too so we would have great conversations about the state of healthcare and the needs of our people.

Always a gentleman, a big brother and a delight to be around. My condolences to the family and so thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know Lee and see his light shine. Rest in peace.

David Johnson

November 23, 2019

When we met in the Fall of 1989 to join our beloved fraternity we did not know each other but as we all went through the process we grew to support and love one another. Lee, I often think of those days, the laughs and fun we had together, you, Cranston and I. I will continue to think of those times until we see each other again in the Omega Chapter. God Bless your family during this time of bereavement.

Giselle Williams

November 23, 2019

I meet you several years ago at a Zeta function that your cousin Jasmine and I attended she was not in the organization but I would make her my plus one all the time. You was so kind to me from the moment we meet but when you found out that I was a member of the Sorority you made me feel like one of you family!! I will miss the kind words and laughter that we shared over the years. Get your rest my good brother.

TIMOTHY MOSLEY

November 22, 2019

A great friend and true Blue Phi brother who was always there when needed. Rest in Peace.

Cranston Harris

November 21, 2019


To the family and friends,

I had the distinct honor to be Lee’s shipmate on our journey into Sigma. Lee was our ACE (#1), the captain of our ship and through his ability to make everyone he comes in contact with smile, our initiation into the fraternity was smooth sailing. To know Lee, is to know the love he had for Sigma and his alma mater FAMU. Lee, from day one, carried on the business of Sigma tirelessly. I’m proud to have been by his side on the journey and I know that his legacy in the fraternity is cemented by his actions. My deepest condolences to the family on behalf of our line, Fall 1989 Alpha Eta Chapter at FAMU. March On line brother, March On…Our Cause Speeds on Its Way…Until I get a chance to lock up with you in the Omega Chapter, rest easy.

Again, my heart felt condolences to the family…

Cranston Harris
#2 Fall 1989 AH

Kimberly Dove-Richardson

November 20, 2019

One of my fondest memories of Lee was when we used to go to the Blue and White Ball and he'd invite me to dance as I wore my cow slippers. We'd laugh and dance (but my feet were comfortable)! Later, he took an interest in my older daughter's education by encouraging me to send her to a good private school and then off to FAMU! Well, she never attended FAMU, but she's doing well at BG. Thanks for always caring, Lee. I love you. Rest well, Frat.
~"Little Kim"

Cheryl Hooks

November 20, 2019

I still cannot process that Lee has passed. I always knew about the illnesses, but he was so full of life that he quickly makes you forget it. I used to love line dancing with him. He gave mew meaning to blue and white family Z-Phi-B-Sigma, always willing to be there for everyone, so selfless and Kind. Rest in Heaven Frat, I will never forget you

Regina Davis

November 20, 2019

To the family of Lee Jackson III with heartfelt sympathy. Together, we mourn the loss, honor the memory, and celebrate the life of someone who will be so deeply missed. Though it's difficult to express how much sympathy goes out to the family, I would like for the family to know how close you are in heart and thought today.

I had the great pleasure of working with Mr. Lee Jackson III at NEON Health Services. Lee was always friendly and always made me smile. May God Bless You and Your Family.

Anthony Garrett

November 20, 2019

I would like to extend my deepest condolences and express my heartfelt prayers to the family of Bro. Lee Jackson. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.!” Rest easy frat 🤟🏾

Duvall Brown

November 20, 2019

Lee was always representing FAMU at any opportunity and putting up that hand gesture, but his pride of both school and fraternity never wavered and withstood any heckling we as a chapter attempted. We used to have brief conversations at Bob Evans on the weekends and he was all about the fraternity. Even with failing health Lee would still attend events to support the brothers. Lee is the model of a true brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He will be missed. RIP good brother.

FROM THE FAMILY