Jeremy Jackson

Obituary for Jeremy Jackson

July 4, 1939 - January 16, 2020
Syracuse, New York | Age 80


Jeremy Charles Jackson was born in Cheadle, Cheshire, England to Herbert and Millicent Jackson. He graduated Manchester Grammar School and St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University before completing a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked with Francis and Edith Schaeffer at L'Abri in Switzerland, where he met his wife, Lucinda Van Buskirk of Watertown, NY. Two years ago they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary surrounded by their 12 children: John (Gretchen), Joel (Sarah), Katherine (Matthew) Saufley, Lydia (Edwin) Rodriguez, Nicholas, Nathaniel (Abigail), Susannah (Richard) Park, Samuel (Mercy), Martha (Michael) Deutsch, Sylvia (Arsene) Charles, Brandon, and Gillian. He taught at William & Mary and Syracuse University before becoming a pastor at Trinity Fellowship Church, where he served 42 years. He is the author of No Other Foundation, collaborative works with Francis Schaeffer, various articles, and many more letters to the editor than the Post-Standard could publish. He was a dedicated and active figure in the pro-life community and evangelical circles. He was the proud grandfather of 43 grandchildren. He is survived by his siblings Margot, Brandon, Gillian, and Deborah. He was predeceased by his brothers Roger and John and his granddaughter Eliza. He died an Englishman, having vowed not to give up his citizenship during the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 24, from 4-7 PM at Burns Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 East Genesee St. Syracuse. The funeral service will take place Saturday, January 25 at 10:30 AM at Syracuse Alliance Church, 3112 Midland Ave. Syracuse NY 13205

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