Thomas Leran Jackson was born on September 15, 1964 in Hartsville, South Carolina. He was the son of Tommy Lee and the late Jacqueline Lanora Jackson. He received his education in the Rye, New York public school area. He knew the Lord at an early age. He gave his life to the Lord, and attended Bible study frequently. He touched many lives near and far North to South.
Those left to cherish his memory are his father, Tommy Lee Jackson; Two sisters, Sharon Jackson and Paula Tweedy; Nieces and nephews he loved as his own children, Jacqueline Tweedy, Jasaunjah, Mealy Tweedy, Timisha Sanchivious, Aliyah Jackson, Diamond Tweedy, Damian “Poohman” Tweedy and Daymonf Tweedy; Bernetha Mitchell, Barbara Jackson, Bertha Samuel Child, Betty Samuel-Singletary, Dr. Dorothy Samuel (Reverend Guy Campbell) Campbell, Jr. Sam (Ernestine) Samuel Jr., John (Donna) Samuel, Charles Samuel, Jannie Samuel-Lathan, Verna Samuel Graham, Everette (Ranada) Samuel, Brenda Samuel-Ham, Dr. Shirley (Rev. John, Jr. ) Samuel-Richardson; Two uncles, Woodrow “Ronnie” ( Mhwa Lee) Jackson and Michael Samuel; a host of other close relatives and friends.