Pictures of his grandparents, a calendar, his Patriarchal Blessing, and his beloved scriptures were neatly laid out where he had been reading before going to bed. His scriptures were open to his favorite passage concerning the resurrection of the just. During the early morning hours of 28 March 2019, Stephen Samuel Jackson passed peacefully to his heavenly home. Stephen was the firstborn of Samuel Joseph and Janis Loveless Jackson, born 29 August 1964 in Salt Lake City, and lived his entire life in Utah. Having autism, it was difficult for him to cope with various challenges, but he was quick to forgive. He wrote in his journal, “It’s what is inside a person’s heart that is more important than outward appearances.” His condo in North Salt Lake was decorated with pictures of the temples, the Savior at Gethsemane, and the Second Coming, which he would look at and dream of a better time. Stephen graduated from Woods Cross High School in 1983, and in that same year received the Eagle Scout Award with his brother, Matt. He later received a Bronze Palm. A life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stephen was an Elder in the Val Verda 9th Ward. He served a mission in 1998 at the Temple Square Garden Mission with Mission President Harold Ranquist. He loved learning and reading the World Book Encyclopedia. A friend arranged with the company to choose Steve to receive a new set twice over the years. He could speak to you on many subjects and possibly had a photographic memory. He preferred sitting on the floor surrounded by those books. He enjoyed many photography books of other countries and was an arm chair traveler with dreams of going to Hawaii, China, California and possibly Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter. He dreamed big as reflected in the great birthday cards he created with his favorite crayons and construction paper. We treasure those. He was finally able to travel to Hawaii with his parents and brother, Matt on his birthday in 2012. He longed to return. He loved the people of Hawaii because of their authenticity and kindness. Other interests included photography, collecting postcards, beautiful music, Brady Bunch movies, and meeting people from the Islands. He also loved learning about his ancestors and hoped for the chance to meet them. Stephen, as the eldest of their 8 children, will be missed by his loving parents Sam and Jan and brothers and sisters, Mathias (Kiplyn Nordfors) Jackson, Julie Ann (Peter) Skalla, David & (Lisa Poarch) Jackson, Jennifer (Don) Stringham, Jonathan (Julie Whipple) Jackson, Nathan (Lindsey Guynn) Jackson, Joanna (Jake) Nelson, & Caroline Nez Charley. He loved his nieces and nephews, Brittanni, Patrick, David, Madison, Jefferson, Rebekah, Kiara, Joshua, Emma, Russell, Elizabeth, Jackson, Andelyn. Alexis, Lincoln, Isabella, Brett, Sophia, Olivia, Maxwell. Abi, Rileigh, Joe, Alex, and Robert. Preceded in death by grandparents David and Lucile Jackson, Glenn and Veda Loveless. The family would like to thank all caregivers who have helped Stephen especially his dear brother, Matthias, who has been his faithful friend and caregiver the past 13 years as well as his family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mueller Park 5th Ward Chapel 1320 East 1975 South (Maple Hills) in Bountiful, Utah. Friends and family are invited to visit with the family Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful and prior to services 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery. Steve will be remembered for his love of books and learning. Steve will be remembered for his patience, forgiveness, and kindness. Steve will be remembered for his love for the Lord. Steve will be remembered. favorite_border Donations Pledges
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Stephen Samuel Jackson August 29 1964 March 28 2019 (age 54).
Death notice for the town of: Farmington, state: Utah