EARL MONROE JACKSON, 76 of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on August 19, 2023, after a brief illness. He was born on December 29, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Mackness and Pearl Jackson. Earl grew up in East Baltimore alongside his parents and three siblings, Carolyn, Leland and Gilbert.
At an early age, Earl was baptized in Jesus's name at St. Paul Apostolic Faith Church.
Earl's educational journey began at Fort Worthington Elementary (School #85) and continued at Dunbar Junior High. He later graduated from Dunbar Senior High School in 1965.
Earl proudly served our country in the United States Army doing a stint in Germany. Following his military service, he embarked on a successful career path. He began his professional journey at Home Beneficial Insurance Company as an insurance agent. Later, he found fulfillment working at Amtrak Railroad as a conductor. He also worked for several years as a meter reader for BG&E. Earl's entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish his cleaners, Earl's Cleaners on Federal and Milton. He also spent many years as a cab driver before retiring.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Earl had a deep love for music. He delighted in playing his drums to captivate audiences on Sundays at Druid Hill Park, 32nd Street, and the Farmer's Market. Earl's passion for music was matched only by his strong bond with his brother Gilbert, with whom he shared weekly telephone conversations, talking about anything and everything. He possessed a thirst for knowledge and eagerly sought to navigate the world of technology, never hesitating to seek assistance when needed.
He was truly blessed to have his cousin Peachie in his life. She was always by his side, offering support, and encouragement throughout his life. His sister-in-law, Vanessa always accommodated Earl when he asked for her delicious oxtails and butter beans. They enjoyed having this special relationship. His sister-in-law, Cynthia was always ready to help clarify life challenges that he may encounter. Bobby, Roland and Earl were known as the "Hollywood Swingers" as they all produced Cabarets and discos for the community.
Earl is survived by his son, Monte Jackson, who resides in Florida, as well as his granddaughter, Sedall Jackson. He also leaves behind his two brothers, Leland Jackson and Gilbert Jackson; and their devoted spouses, Vanessa and Cynthia, respectively. Earl's loving cousin and confidant, Lorraine (Peachie) Lane; his aunts, Virginia Dutton (Salisbury), Shirley Roane (Baltimore), Mary Carter (Baltimore), and Hilda Carter (Baltimore), will forever cherish his memory. Additionally, he will be deeply missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Earl's memory will be forever etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His unwavering dedication to his country, his noteworthy career and his musical talents will leave an indelible imprint on all whose lives he touched. May his soul rest in eternal peace.