Jackie Lenward Gaskins Sr. went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2021. This was also his birthday; he was born in 1939. He was 82 years old.
Mr. Gaskins served his country proudly for 21 years in the US Navy until he was medically discharged in 1980.
He was a loving father and doting husband and worked tirelessly through any and all challenges that arose, in order to provide for his family.
Jackie was survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Shyrell Gaskins, his son Ike Gaskins, and two brothers:John and Joe Gaskins. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and a constantly-changing number of great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four children: Gene Gaskins, Jacqueline Chapman, Jackie L. Gaskins Jr., and Carole Lynn Craddock; his brother Edgar Gaskins, his mother Edna Robinson and his father Carsley Gaskins.
Godspeed, and rest easy in the arms of our Lord.