Keldrick Jackson
25 Years Old

December 10, 1981 to May 2, 2007

Keldrick Kentrell Jackson was born December 10, 1981 in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. He spent his childhood in Shelby, MS and Drew, Ms and began his education in the North Boliver School District. In 1997 he relocated to Lawton, Oklahoma to live with his legal guardian, Lewis Thompson and Stella Thompson. In May 2000, he graduated from Dwight Eisenhower High School. After graduation, Keldrick enlisted in the United States Navy. Eight months before his death he was promoted to E-6. He loved the Navy and serving his country and spent his career in Information Technology (IT) and proudly served at Joint Forces Intelligence Command and on the USS Scipan. On May 6, 2004, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Jacqueline Henry. He lived everyday to the fullest and enjoyed traveling and experiencing new things. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed making those around him laugh. He is survived by his loving, devoted parents, Brenda Jackson Perrin of Memphis, TN; Kenneth Thompson of Shelby, MS; sisters: Alsiha Thomas, Bakeisha Jackson, Carsheenia Potts, Yolanda Walker, Jerel Thompson and Kamaya Thompson and a host of other relatives and friends.

Keldrick was a constant inspiration to his family. A loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and an extraordinary friend to those who knew him.

CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE MURDER

Keldrick went out to a local sports bar to enjoy an NBA game with a friend. While at the sports bar he had a disagreement with a young man, named Nicholas Ford, who he had never met over religion. Nicholas Ford was asked to leave the bar and after the game was over Keldrick and his friend left the bar. They began driving home and noticed they were being followed. They stopped at a light and Nicholas Ford got out of his car and began shooting at Keldrick’s car. One of the bullets struck Keldrick in the back of the head and by the time his friend could get him to the hospital he was already brain dead. Nicholas Ford was found and arrested the next day and charged with murder and use of a firearm in the car. He is currently being held without bond and awaiting trial.

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