Resolution J614-2013

Mourning the death of The Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • Feb 28, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION mourning the death of The Reverend Wenzell Phil-
lip Jackson, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson of the Bronx, New  York,
died on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the age of 47; and
  WHEREAS,  Originally  from  San  Francisco,  California,  The Reverend
Wenzell Phillip Jackson arrived at the Mount Hermon  Baptist  Church  at
the  corner of Nelson Avenue and 167th Street, Bronx, New York, in 2003;
and
  WHEREAS, The Senior Pastor of the Mount Hermon Baptist Church for  the
past  decade, The Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson was also the Chairman
of Community Board Number 4 in the Bronx, New York; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, The Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson headed  the
44th Precinct Clergy Council; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Reverend  Wenzell  Phillip  Jackson began his preaching
ministry at 18 years old in April of 1985 at  the  Tabernacle  of  Faith
Baptist Church of San Francisco; and
  WHEREAS,  Pastor  Jackson  earned  his Bachelor's of Theology from the
Andersonville Baptist Theology Seminary, and was honored with an  Honor-
ary Doctorate of Ministry from ABG Theology Seminary; and
  WHEREAS,  The  passing  of  The  Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson is a
significant loss for the Bronx and for the community he so strongly  and
passionately served as both a public servant and clergy leader; and
  WHEREAS,  The Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson is survived by his wife
of 24 years, Tamara Jackson; and
  WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued  with  a  sense  of
compassion,  The Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson leaves behind a legacy
which will long endure the passage of time and will remain as a comfort-
ing memory to all he served and befriended; he  will  be  remembered  as
someone  who  made  a  positive  difference in the lives of others; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn  the  death of The Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson, distinguished
citizen and devoted member of his community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of The Reverend Wenzell Phillip Jackson.

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