Jermaine Jackson, a 2008 Ole Miss journalism graduate, died Friday. He was a native of Charleston, Miss. While working on his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Jermaine was an honors student, a member of the Associated Student Body and a fixture at the Student Media Center. His death has stunned and saddened many of his fellow alumni and the journalism professors who knew him well.
In his time at Ole Miss, Jackson helped with the creation of the DMonline.com and participated in NewsWatch, The Daily Mississippian, the Ole Miss yearbook, the Associated Student Body, Student Leadership Council, Ole Miss Mock Trial, Honors College and many other university activities.
Amanda Pannel, a former station manager for NewsWatch, says the Jackson family is seeking funds to help cover funeral expenses, and any donations would be greatly appreciated. Friends and family can donate via an account set up by former University of Mississippi professor Ralph Braseth.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Friday, Jan. 25
WAKE — 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. — at Robinson Funeral Home, 588 Highway 51 South, Batesville, Miss. 38606.
Flowers can be sent to Robinson Funeral Home after 2 p.m. on Friday.
Saturday, Jan. 26
FUNERAL — – 11 a.m. — at Abundant Harvest Church of God in Christ, 623 Martin Luther King Drive, Charleston, Miss. 38921
Please also feel free to contribute comments on a tribute site, which already features memories from Ole Miss alumni, professors and members of the Oxford community who had the pleasure to work with and befriend Jermaine.