Quentin James Jackson was born in New York City at Harlem Hospital on October 8, 1935 to the late James Jackson and Dorothy Murrell. On Friday, April 26, 2019, Quentin was called to be with the Lord after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease associated with a related illness. He passed on at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Quentin was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Thomas Apostle Church where he served as an alter boy during his early years. He went to school in New York City and graduated from Cooper High School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1956.
Quentin worked at Rockland State Hospital as a medical assistant for ten years while working at Max Sling Company as a florist. He was able to show his creative abilities while producing unique, jaw-dropping floral arrangements for display.
Quentin joined AT&T Telephone Company as a Technician and served as a CWA Union Delegate with passion and dedication. He retired after twenty-eight years due to a back injury.
Quentin was an excellent cook and he enjoyed cooking and chatting with family and friends while preparing delicious meals. He was a people’s person and enjoyed reminiscing about old neighborhood friends and cousins that he grew up with. He kept up with the latest clothes and hair styles. His fashion had proven to be very impressive. He loved reading, watching television and shopping through catalogs.
Quentin was the kind of person that would take his shirt off his back to give to a stranger. He was also a 33 degree Mason.
We will all remember Quentin's hearty laugh and generous nature. He is gone but the memories that we share will never be forgotten.
Quentin is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of forty-three years, Dorothy Kemp AJackson;; his beloved and only son, Purnelle Larkins; daughter-in-law, Michelle; four granddaughters: Katrina, Charisse, Kisha and Zayiha; one grandson, Purnelle Jr.; eleven great-granddaughters and one great-great-grandson; eight sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, three godchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins.