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John David “JQ” Jackson, a housing custodian in Facilities Management, passed away from cancer on Aug. 21. Jackson began working at LMU in 2008. He was 76 years old.

In a message released to the LMU community on Sept. 1, President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., wrote, “He was beloved by his colleagues, who note that his generous nature, broad smile and warm personality rendered him an uplifting presence to those whose paths he crossed…Through his interactions with students, he shared his wisdom and listened as they sought advice on life issues.”

President Snyder’s message also shared that Jackson had a passion for mentoring and was a fan of football.

Sandra Seisdedos, director of Custodial Management and Facilities Services to Student Housing, said, “[Jackson] was a very colorful and brilliant character, well known on campus for his positive and happy demeanor – some would say he was larger than life.” Seisdedos said Jackson cared deeply for the students and his co-workers, and that he will be deeply missed on campus.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary. Jackson’s family will also be accepting donations through Cash App at $tamaraferguson45.

Kennedi Hewitt is a junior English and journalism double major from Inglewood, CA. She enjoys reading, listening to music and exploring local coffee shops.

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