Age 71, passed away on Sunday, March 14. He was a program and grant writer for the Youth Development Corporation for many years, mentoring young people and securing federal funding for their youth programs. He left Youth Development Corporation to work for the City of Lansing for over 20 years in the Human Relations and Community Service department, overseeing the grants between the city and the non-profit organizations seeking funding.
As an MSU alumni, he enjoyed all things Spartan, especially basketball and football. He was a talented artist who gave away many of his ink drawings for people to enjoy. Many considered him one of the sharpest dressers in Lansing and you could always count on his humor to give you a good laugh.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who adored his family and liked spending time with his many friends. He is survived by his wife Charlotte, his daughter, Josha (Dion), son Theophilis III, and two grandchildren, Nyla and Dominic Jackson.
He touched the lives of many and will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Due to COVID restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Elara Caring Hospice of Lansing. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.