Ronald Shannon Jackson, 73, world-class percussionist, composer and pioneer in free jazz and jazz fusion genres, entered rest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Celebration of life: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post 838, 1250 Mansfield Avenue. Ronald Shannon Jackson was born Jan. 12, 1940, to Ella Mae Shannon and William "Bill" Jackson. Shannon said he knew from age 4 that he would play the drums. Survivors: Spouse, Natalie Jackson; children, Clifford Price, Gregory Wesley; daughter, Sunday Jackson; son, Talkeye Jackson; grandsons, Chauncy and Solomon; great-grandson, Chauncy II; special friend, Laney Yarber; and other relatives and friends.