Eddie Hilton Jackson was born May 18, 1938 in Bogalusa, LA, was the son of the late George Jackson, Jr and Julia A. Jackson and brother to the late Lucille and Willis. He is survived by his son Eddie Jackson (Gloria), brother Jerry Jackson, niece Betty Slone, grandchildren Layla, Isabella, Isaiah, Olivia, and Ethan, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Eddie grew up in New Orleans, LA and graduated from Booker T. Washington high school. He immediately went on to serve 10 years in the US Air Force, after which he settled in the Capital Region. He spent over 20 years at GE and later retired as Purchasing Agent. He then reinvented himself at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he retired as Associate Director of Purchasing.
In 1997, he joined the National Association of Education Buyers as a member at large and went on to later become president and win the 2003 National Procurement Professional of the Year award. In addition to professional accomplishments, he also helped found and served as president of Single and Black Organization for Social Alternatives (SABOSA), a networking group for Capital Region singles of color. Eddie was also extremely active in his church, serving as Trustee Emeritus and leading a number of the church's anniversary celebrations and actively supporting their youth ministry. Through both organizations, he actively engaged and supported community events and initiatives. Following retirement, he pursued his hobby and passion for photography. More recently, he served as resident ambassador at the Atria senior living center.
The family appreciates flower arrangements for his funeral, alternatively, donations towards Metropolitan New Testament Missionary Baptist Church’s youth ministry are also welcomed and encouraged. All donations in memory of Eddie Jackson will be made available as scholarships for the children of families in need for the annual summer enrichment program. You can make a donation through the church’s website http://www.metrobaptistalbany.com or via this direct link "click to donate to youth summer camp https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=110694&f=46
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