Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, 54, "Outersight Mike", of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. He attended Howard High School and was employed by the city of Chattanooga for six years. He was a member of St. Joseph Pleasant Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sallie Mae Mapp; sisters, Nelsenna Hughlett and Tina Moody; brothers, Grady Mapp and Joseph Jackson. Survivors include his devoted wife, Vanessa Jackson; children, Tamekia (Derrick) Beaver, Kisha Ballard, Latanya (Tracy) Long and Michael Lebron Jackson; six grandchildren; father, Joseph (Mary) Jackson; sister, Denise Eason; brother, Jeff Jackson, all of Chattanooga; aunts, Catherine Swint, of Pennsicola, Fla., and Mary Terrell, of Chattanooga; father and mother-in-law, Pastor Henry and Everlina Spencer Jr.; sisters-in-law, Vanecia Spencer, Valencia Hammond and Alice Virginia (Mark) Lightfoot; brother-in-law, Henry (Kimberly) Spencer III; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins; other relatives and many friends. The body will lie-in-state after 12:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service is at noon Saturday in the chapel with Pastor Henry Spencer as the eulogist. Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

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