The family of longtime V.I. Daily News employee Maurice E. Jackson sadly announces his passing on Sept. 20, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained during Hurricane Maria.
He was born in St. John’s, Antigua, on Feb. 16, 1951, to Ruth and Herbert Jackson. He moved to St. Thomas in 1976 and married Cynthia Jackson, née David, in 1978. He subsequently joined the U.S. Navy where he was stationed in Scotland for several years. He then returned to St. Thomas where he worked in the financial services industry for more than 30 years, including at Citi Bank and First Bank before joining the Circulation and Distribution Department at the V.I. Daily News.
He was a devoted husband to Cynthia Jackson and a dedicated father to Michael K. Jackson, Michelle Jackson-Frett and Maurice H. Jackson. He was well-respected both personally and professionally throughout the island. He was known for his easygoing nature and for being a loyal and reliable friend, employee and manager.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Cynthia; sons, Michael (Chanene) and Maurice; daughter, Michelle (Renard); mother, Ruth; brothers, Vincent (Eren), Reginald (Sadie), Patrick, Keith; Glen; and sister, Christine; grandchildren, Laila, Jace, Michaela, Malia, Semaj, Shabree and Sadiya, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends too numerous to mention.
In addition to his father, Herbert Jackson, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carlton Jackson.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the viewing on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Hurley Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m. with funeral services from 11 a.m. to noon at the same location. Interment is at Eastern Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Services are entrusted to Hurley Funeral Home.