Elbert Daniel Jackson, Jr. was born to Yvonne and Elbert, Sr. Jackson in the Bronx, New York on September 27, 1967. He was affectionately called “Danny” by us. Sadly, he unexpectedly departed on March 4, 2022. Most of his childhood he battled with asthma. However, he never let that ailment stop him from accomplishing his goals. One of the greatest accomplishments he achieved was when he made the High School Football team. Danny was educated in the New York City school system and graduated from Clinton High School.
He was employed by the New York City Transit Authority as a Train Conductor, with over 25 years of service. Also, he was a dedicated member of the Hoffman Masonic Lodge #412 in Middletown, NY where he attended meetings and supported several charity events. Danny had a compassion for protecting and serving those that were vulnerable. Though Danny had a serious countenance, he loved to joke and make others laugh.
Danny was very handy and had several hobbies, he was passionate about repairing cars and bicycles. He would work with his hands to "build something out of nothing" from scrap metal to wood blocks. If he had an idea, he made sure the project was completed.
His first love was being an amateur “HAM’ radio operator. Under the call sign K2DYJ. He was licensed to operate and owned several high-tech communication devices. He dedicated countless hours in building relationships with many operators around the country, lending his expertise in the communication field. In 1988 he would become a father to his first son Alex. Ten years later, daughter Aminah, followed by a second son Daniel, would be born. Andre and Nathaniel would be introduced during his union with first wife Pam, then Dean and Lesette Jackson, predeceased in 2017, with his current wife, Deslyn.
Danny is survived and missed by his wife Deslyn; parents Yvonne and Elbert Sr; daughter Aminah; sons; Alex, Andre, Daniel, Nathaniel, and Jordan. His one and only brother Jerome and sister-in-law Valerita; niece Quinasia; nephew Isaiah and great nephew Nazcere, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. We loved him so much that words cannot describe. He will be missed, but never forgotten and always remembered in our hearts.