Earl Lorenzo ‘Renzi’ Jackson, 81


Earl Lorenzo “Renzi” Jackson, 81, of Millsboro, Del., changed worlds and passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, to be with his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

Jackson was a retired television technician, a Marine veteran and avid golfer. He spent many years raising his young family in Philadelphia, Pa., before relocating back to Millsboro, Del., in 1975. He was a leader in the community, serving more than 15 years in the prison ministry; an acting member of Promise Keepers; a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association; and contributing to his local church. Known for his infectious smile and classic one-liners, his passion in life was to share the Gospel and lead everyone he met to Jesus.

Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Jackson and Vina Elvanetta “Babe” Jackson, and two brothers, Atlee and Wyatt Jackson. He is survived by the love of his life, Marilyn Jackson, his wife of 64 years; three daughters, Lauren Zakrociemski, Adrienne Jackson and Leigh Jackson; his grandchildren, Chris Zakrociemski and his wife, Cathy, and Lori Zakrociemski; his brothers, Ian “Stickle” Harmon and Myron Jackson; his sister, Earlyn Jackson; a brother-in-law, Warren G. “Tobby” Jackson; a sister-in-law, Jacqueline Stoner; a great-granddaughter, Clara; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Services were scheduled for Dec. 4, 2017, at Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, Del., with burial following at Harmony U.M. Church Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Crossroad Community Church; 20684 State Forest Rd.; Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.