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Grand Prairie Funeral Home

733 Dalworth Street, Grand Prairie, TX

OBITUARY

Hartford L Jackson III

January 19, 1944February 3, 2020
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Hartford Leon Jackson, III, was a caring person who always expressed to family and friends how much he loved them, while living his life to the fullest. A proud Dallas Lincoln High School graduate, Class of ’62, University of Texas at Arlington graduate and Retired Social Worker, "H.L." (as known by his golfing buddies) loved to play golf. His proudest and most special achievements was being the father of his three (3) daughters, the “H.L.J’s”: Harlisha LaShondra, Helaine Lynette and Hartford Leontyne IV (Jr.).

Preceding him in death is his father, Hartford Leon Jackson, II; mother, Edna Jean (Hodge) Stearne and niece, Sandra Denise Russell.

Surviving family: Remembering Hartford and their journey of 44 years is his wife, A.M. Whitson-Jackson; sisters Patsy Bush and Vicki Stearne; seven (7) loving grandchildren; two (2) son-in-law’s and a host of nieces, nephews who called him "Uncle Bubba", loving family members and friends.

A.M. and Hartford Jr. would like to thank all the caregivers who opened their hearts to care for Hartford III. You all hold a special place in our hearts.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Wanda Russell

February 11, 2020

Uncle Bubba,
All I can say is Thank you for showing me such kindness and love for 30 years. You never changed, you always treated me with love and respect. Your greetings consisted of a big smile, kiss on the cheek, I love you and usually something funny. I am so happy that I was able to visit with you on my last trip to Dallas in December, only God knows. Uncle Bubba, I love you and will miss our random text messaging.

Zada and Tiene I love you and thank you! My prayers are with the entire Hartford Jackson family on this special day. Uncle Bubba told me he was ready, it just doesn’t get any better than knowing that you are ready!

Love,
Wanda Russell ( niece) Wichita, Ks
Nephews LaMont and Lance

Mia Byrd

February 11, 2020

To the Jackson family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope the memories of your father, husband and grandfather brings you all peace and puts a smile on your face.

Sheridan Bradley

February 11, 2020

My sincere condolences and prayers for you and the family. Hartford made a lot of friends along his journey and I was truly blessed to have been one unlikely acquaintance since I entered Lincoln High for the first year in 1963, a year after he graduated. The fall of 1967 happened with a unifying delight to a fresh and beautiful new generation of fun-loving Dallasites from all 4 high schools. We ranged from as far back as wanted to fit in. Hartford was truly the big brother from Lincoln High in that era who you loved to know was “in the House.” He was tall so if he knew you you couldn’t not know Hartford was in the room. He saw you first and greeted you with humor in his energy. It always meant there was a funny gentlemanly giant around who was hard “not”to remember. Hartford Jackson was a Dallas native with a very special unique air about him that made his journey very special. His presence will be missed by all who knew him and I pray that you will find strength as a family in knowing he was so loved so much by so many.

Stephanie Johnson

February 10, 2020

To the Jackson Family:
My condolences to you all. Hartford will be remembered as one who was full of humor! He was a one of a kind guy and will be remembered as one who lived and loved life daily!

Although you may be in mourning, just remember that God is your comforter and your strength. Lean on Him and He will uphold you with his righteous hand throughout this entire journey.

Take care and be Blessed!
Stephanie Johnson

Thomas Whitson

February 10, 2020

You will be missed brother-in-law. Rest in peace! Zada and Hart God Bless! Condolences to the family! Love Sonny!🙏🏽♥️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Bob Whiteside

February 8, 2020

I only knew Hartford for a short period of time, but had a great relationship being his hospice care taker. He always enjoyed having his fried fish, which Zada always picked up for him.

He was a true inspiration showing me how his health was not going to let him down.

Jesse TERRELL

February 8, 2020

Hartford, you "stole the show" with your performance in our Senior class play. So much so, I don't remember who the other cast members were. Only you. Rest in peace brother.

Margaret Slaughter Whittaker

February 8, 2020

Jackson family, Hartford made our class of 1962 the most hilarious one. We could always know when we got together we would laugh the entire time. He will certainly be missed. May God bless all of you and may Hartford unite with our other members who are already there to welcome him. Our condolences to all of your family and the classmates of Lincoln High School 1962.

Estella Whitson-Evans

February 7, 2020

Hartford, you'll always be my Special Brother. Prayers and love to my family!

Clytie Brookins-Stephenson

February 7, 2020

To the Jackson family:
"H" was like a brother to me. He will truly be missed. Prayerfully, our good memories from the last 65 years (that his classmates remember) will be sustaining. Please know we all share in your sorrows and he will live on within all our hearts.

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