Harold Neil Jackson

Obituary for Harold Neil Jackson

September 24, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Harold Neil Jackson was the youngest son of the late William and Gwendolyn Jackson. He loved, and was loved by his brothers, sisters, aunt and cousins, neighbors, extended family, and friends. As a child, Harold played basketball for community leagues and attended art classes.

Harold was a strong academic student and wanted to become an architect. After graduating from Olney High School, he attended Howard University and Bowie State University.

Harold completed several vocational training programs and dabbled in different careers, including a stint as a D.J. He worked as an Aerospace Technician for General Electric Missile and Space in King of Prussia and also worked in Petroleum Distillation at Gulf Oil Refinery. Harold was a devoted uncle and kept in touch with his niece and nephews frequently.

Harold loved to go on vacations with his family and would indulge in any and all amenities available. Harold was also an avid gardener and along with music, enjoyed karaoke and sports. He loved all kinds of music and listened to a variety of genres throughout the day

Because of his character and personality, he was loved and adored by his many friends and acquaintances.

Harold is survived by his siblings William S. Jackson IV (Benita), Gary A. Jackson, Arlene F. Jackson, and Joyce C. Jackson. He is the uncle to the late Marlon W. Jackson, Sr., Belinda Jackson, Marcus Jackson (Joann), Jai Jackson and the great uncle to Marlon W. Jackson, Jr., Anissa Jackson, Charlie Jackson, and Addison Hill. He is survived also by his aunt, Doris B. Jackson and his cousins: Shirley Garrison, Brenda Drake Garrison, and Michael Kee along with his "Bonus Brother" Eric Banks

Relatives and friends are invited to Harold's Life Celebration on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the Craft-Givnish Life Celebration Home, 1801 Old York Rd. Abington, PA 19001. Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Harold may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Family services are entrusted under the care of the Craft-Givnish Life Celebration Home, 215-659-2000.

I want to say that my fondest memory with Uncle Wo is a time that we ate crabs on the back porch on
21st St, but I was so young that I'm starting to feel like maybe I imagined this (I think there's a photo of it
floating around but I'm not sure, I hope I'm not making this up…). Uncle Wo always called to check on
me from down under the "Boardwalk" and even gave me a tour of it once. I'll always think of him
whenever a Hall & Oates song comes on (from the Abandoned Luncheonette album, not the later stuff).
That's the best that I can do right now…


As a kid I remember going to Philly for the summer. Uncle WoWo would get me out the house and we'd
hit streets of Philadelphia! He enjoyed showing me off to all his friends at the local pubs. He always made
sure I stood at the door way while he shouted across the bar.. "hey this my nephew Marcus!" and quicky
move on. Very fast pace guy, I tried my best to keep up.
He introduced me to the public transportation system and how efficient he was at it. I definitely got the
full experience because he would hand me cash to pay all the fairs. We would walk blocks to catch a bus,
to a subway, A-train, and even a ferry boat! And before you know it, BAM! We're in New Jersey. "Don't
tell your grandma"
I'm so glad I got the chance show you around Las Vegas and you felt at home under the bright lights of
Fremont street. Thank you staying connected and alway checking on me over the years. You did your way

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