Obituary for Mr. Martell Teress Jackson
The sun rose on the life of Mr. Martell Teress Jackson on May 18, 1988 in Denver, Colorado when he was born to Reginald Jackson, Sr. and Angie Watkins. The youngest of three children, he had one brother, Reginald, Jr. and one sister, Kim. A quiet child, he loved playing basketball. He also enjoyed playing video games, drawing and playing with action figures with his nephew. Educated in the public school system, Martell graduated from Brighton High School, Class of 2007. He continued his education at Garden City Community College on a scholarship.
An excellent student and athlete, Martell was awarded a scholarship and studied at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Martell was a coach by profession. He was last employed with Thornton High School in the position of Girl’s Basketball Coach. Additionally, he was the Assistant Basketball Coach for the boy’s basketball program at Brighton High School. Martell loved coaching and all the students loved him. He was an example, friend and mentor to many of them.
In his free time, Martell enjoyed sharing quality time with family and friends, even though he wasn’t the talker of the group. His best friends were Krista Kirkpatrick, Audrey, Annie, Brandon, Anthony, Haley and Cynthia. They will always remember Martell for his quietness and root beer floats. They loved his kindness and personality. Everyone looked up to him because he was so big and tall. His big smile, love and caring for others, especially the children will be deeply missed by everyone who shared a part of his life. To know Martell was to love him.
The sun set on the life of Mr. Martell Teress Jackson on December 17, 2017 when he passed into eternal rest. Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Reginald Jackson, Sr.; mother, Angie (David) Watkins, both of Denver, CO; brother, Reginald Jackson, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Kimberly (Peng) Washington- Chanthavong of Denver, CO; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends