Wardell Jackson, of Queens, NY, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 30, 2021. He was 59 years old. Wardell was born on November 19, 1962 in New York City; he was the son of the late Mary Jackson.
Wardell had worked as a Welder for the New York Navy Yard. He enjoyed fishing, basketball, roller skating and listening to music. Wardell was a loyal friend and confidant to so many. Whether he was offering advice, solving problems or just lending an ear. His main goal was keeping people together and working through their differences. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by everyone that knew and loved him.
Wardell is survived by his wife, Monique Smalls; his children, Diamond Jackson, Karizma Jackson, Denzel Jackson, Nazel Jackson and Arshela Washington; his step-daughters, Nakeema Eli and her husband Thalmus and Movonney Eli (aka Emily Medley) and her husband Jerry; his sisters, Paula Jackson and Latoya Jackson. Also surviving are many grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his mother, Wardell was predeceased by his daughter, Shantá Shaniqua Jones and his brother, Major Jackson.
Wardell’s wishes are not to mourn his death but to celebrate his life.