Life Story / Obituary
Wayne Lee Jackson, affectionately known as “Big Twist”, age 67, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 13, 2023, at his residence. He was born in Chicago Heights, IL, June 11, 1956, son of the late Hezzie K. and Dorothy A. (Nee: Watkins) Jackson.
Wayne attended Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. He had worked at Kenosha Beef, Unified Solutions in Kenosha, & The African American Museum in Waukegan, IL. He moved to Racine 20 years ago to be close to family and most recently moved to Milwaukee where he resided the past two years.
Wayne was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed rooting for his beloved Chicago teams. He will be remembered as a history buff and as one who enjoyed sharing a joke. His interests included Philosophy of Islam, Old School Cars, Old School music, & Jazz. Above all he treasured time spent with family and friends. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his sister, Cheryl Jackson of Denver, CO; brother, Michael (Stacie) Jackson of Kenosha; sister-in-law, JoAnn Jackson; nieces and nephews, Cherae Davis, Alonzo Keener, Marquel Brayboy, Theodore Jackson, Nasyr Jackson, Tyreanna Jackson, Amari Jackson, Amanda Sardin, Tiffany Daniels, Amber Daniels, Tracy Daniels; aunts, Lois Ervin-Wilborn, Linda Ervin; a host of cousins, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by brothers, Timothy Jackson, Thomas Jackson; and his lifelong friend, Shelia Wells.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday, July 29, 2023, 10 – 11 am. A service will follow at 11 am.
The family would like to give thanks to everyone for your prayers and support during this difficult time. God Bless you all!