BRIAN K. JACKSON was born September 29, 1969 to Doris Jackson and Joseph Jackson in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Sullivan High, University of Iowa for both his undergrad and for Law School. His career began as a lawyer until he discovered teaching and never looked back. Brian was married to Gina Calloway on June 29, 2002.
Brian was a loving father and brother and to all those close to him. He was very dedicated to his students during his 19-year service as a teacher in the History dept. at Woodward Academy. He loved all types of music, especially Prince. His musical hobbies included playing electric bass and guitar. He thoroughly enjoyed playing tennis during the past years and considered his tennis mates extended family.
His eldest daughter, Angie wants everyone to know that she will miss spending time with her Dad; watching movies, riding on his motorcycle (without Mom’s permission), laying on his chest when she had a bad day, playing spades and dominoes. Most of all, she misses him just being here.
His 2nd daughter, Siena wants everyone to know that her dad taught her how to swim, ride a bike, and to do taxes, among other things. She loved the ‘Daddy/daughter days’ they had together going to the movies and eating out after. She’ll never forget all the life lessons he taught her.
His third daughter, Gisele, wants everyone to know that her dad taught her how to cook, how to take care of the house and how to be polite. He thought of her as his helper because she would help him find things like his glasses, even when they were already on his head. She would teach him tik-tok dances, which he would try to learn.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 19 years, Gina Calloway, 3 daughters- Angelena, Siena, and Gisele Jackson; his mother and father-Doris Jackson and Joseph Jackson, step-father- Bernard Coachman, sisters-Kelly McCray, Carmen Dean, Tia Jackson, sister cousin-Barbara Raines, brothers-Kenneth Jackson, who preceded him in death, Malcolm and Peter Jackson and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Brian Keith entered eternal rest suddenly on August 11, 2021.
Brian’s daughter Angie is a lifelong youth player and currently plays her club soccer for GSA Girls U17 ECNL team.