Solomon Jackson Memorial Fund

$14,973 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 215 people in 32 months
Solomon Jackson, a University at Buffalo student-athlete, was hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency following a Bulls football conditioning session last Monday.  After battling for his life for over a week, Solomon peacefully passed away last evening.

Pursuing a degree in Studio Art at UB, Solomon was a redshirt-sophomore defensive end from Stone Mountain, Georgia and a graduate of Tucker High School.  All who had the pleasure and good fortune of knowing Solomon will remember him as a truly bright light on the field, in the classroom and around campus. We will remember him for his love of the game and his love of life.

From the outpouring of prayers and support during the past week it has been abundantly clear just how many lives he touched on a daily basis through his contributions and character—as an athlete, as a student, as a friend and mentor to others.  Solomon demonstrated tremendous promise as a student-athlete, both on and off the field.  He was a young man of great character and integrity.  He held these values at a very early age and brought them to all he undertook.  He was active in his community and in his church—a genuinely kind spirit who was devoted to his family and to the well-being of people around him.

The best way we can honor his memory is for each of us to keep those values close in our own lives.  Any donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to set up a memorial/scholarship in Solomon’s name as well as to help defer medical expenses.

Many of our sons played football with Solomon at Tucker High School or the University at Buffalo, and hearing something like this breaks your heart.  Please continue to flood the heavens with prayers for Solomon's family.
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We are 1/3 of our goal and I want to say thank you. The memorial service at the school last night was great. Beautiful turnout. Principal Jackson great words, Ch Lamar thanks from speaking from the heart, Ch Becky thank for showing his soft side, Mrs Hayes lovely poem and all the football players that played with him. This is why we are Tucker. We stand together. Thank you Univ. Buffalo I heard the service there was awesome. We all stand together #SolomonStrong. He touched so many in his time and his light is still shinning with that big infectious Smile
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We want to thank all those who have given to help Solomon's Family in this trying time. Yours monetary gifts and prayers will go a long ways to help easy some of the burden on them. May The Lord bless you for your well wishes on this family. Please keep passing the word.
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Susan Duncan
31 months ago

I love this family so much. Solomon was such a bright light for me each and every day I taught him. What a joy it was to have him as my art student for so many years. And to his father, I remember all those days you brought his lunch to my classroom, such a dedicated father. Solomon sure new what it was to be loved.

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Quovadis Slaton Davenport
31 months ago

Solomon Rashad Jackson my heart is so heavy. Your spirit was so geniune....touched my heart and so many more...this is so hard. Love you sooooooooo much.

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Raised by 215 people in 32 months
Created February 29, 2016
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Robin Lewis
30 months ago

My deepest, sincerest condolences go out to the entire Jackson Family!!! May God comfort you all at this difficult time!!

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Anonymous
31 months ago
KH
$41
Kyu Hwang
31 months ago

Such a tragedy, but rejoicing that he knew the Lord.

EW
$10
Erica Weaver
31 months ago

Steve and Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss of Solomon. I will always remember him as a wonderful young man with parents whose love and guidance allowed his light to shine.

$50
Susan Berry
31 months ago

Peace, Light, Blessings and Love to Solomon's spirit and to his family and friends. Rest in Paradise angel . . .

LD
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Lithonia Dolphins
31 months ago

god bless you and we will keep you in our hearts forever Dolphins don't die, they just transition to a better pool..

BB
$41
Boomer Brock
31 months ago

Rest in peace brother

Susan Duncan
31 months ago

I love this family so much. Solomon was such a bright light for me each and every day I taught him. What a joy it was to have him as my art student for so many years. And to his father, I remember all those days you brought his lunch to my classroom, such a dedicated father. Solomon sure new what it was to be loved.

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Quovadis Slaton Davenport
31 months ago

Solomon Rashad Jackson my heart is so heavy. Your spirit was so geniune....touched my heart and so many more...this is so hard. Love you sooooooooo much.

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