Beloved son, devoted brother, cherished friend, Tristen Alexander Jackson, age 20, passed away in Tyler, Texas on March 16, 2019 from injuries received in an automobile accident. Tristen was born on August 1, 1998 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Tracy Bryan Jackson and Jennifer Michelle Stirl.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Rev. Bill Jackson; his great-grandparents, Clinton and Mary Shinn, Dick and Mildred Adams, Willard and Georgia Prichard, Harold and Snooks Stirl and Wilbur Wayne VanDeventer and his uncles, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Jackson. He is survived by his parents, Tracy and Samantha Jackson and Jennifer Stirl; his sister, Amiya “NuNu” Jackson; his brother, Logan “Swaggy” Jackson; his grandparents, Jeanie Jackson, Michael and Nancy Stirl and King and Renee VanDeventer. Tristen is also survived by the love of his life, Peyton West; his aunts and uncles, Jody and Ron Reddell, Cathy and Jim Wilbourn, Kevin and Rose Smith, Steve and Michelle Jackson, Jeff Stirl and Laura and Trent Rogers and many other family members and friends.
Tristen attended elementary, junior high and high school in Jefferson, Texas before moving to Humble, Texas to complete his education. He graduated from Humble High School in 2016 and attended Lone Star University. Tristen moved back to Marshall in 2018 and went to work for WK Construction, UPS and Meadowbrook Funeral Home.
While living in Humble, he worked for Chick-Fil-A, Auto Zone and Bahama Bucks. He loved football, especially the New York Giants. He loved deep sea fishing, camping, swimming, boating and Caddo Lake. He liked to play video games, sing and was known for belting out Carrie Underwood songs while driving with Peyton, even though he couldn’t carry a tune. But Tristen’s true passion in life was his family and his Lord. He loved Amiya and Logan and they loved him in return. He was a member of Praise Tabernacle in Dayton, Texas where his uncle, Kevin Smith is the minister.
Tristen’s life was too short but during his 20 years, he lived well and loved with his whole being. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, loved him and were blessed with his friendship. Many other lives will be blessed by Tristen’s final selfless act of love as an organ donor.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6-8pm at Meadowbrook Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00pm at First Pentecostal Church, 165 U.S. Highway 259 South, Daingerfield, Texas 75638 with Rev. David Story officiating. Interment will follow at Daingerfield Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his grandfather, Rev. Bill Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Tristen’s friends and family.
Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, Meadowbrook Funeral Home will be accepting donations in Tristen’s memory to be presented by the family to the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com.
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