Jonathan Tyrone was born as J.T. Jackson on July 18, 1966 to Selma James Jackson Jr. and Mary J. Kearse. He was the third child born of four. He was educated in the public schools of Nassau County and was a 1984 graduate of Fernandina Beach High School. During his childhood, he stayed quite active with sports activities and played baseball, basketball and football. Upon graduating from high school, he entered the United States Army. He served his country faithfully and after his active duty service was completed, he received an honorable discharge and decided to remain in the California area and to study Computer Science. He attended the Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA. It was upon staying in California that he met and married his devoted and loving wife of 30 years, Ingrid Tokar, with whom he moved to Munich, Germany, in 1990. In 1999, they settled down in Jacksonville, Florida. Jonathan Tyrone and Ingrid have one lovely daughter named Tabatha.
During Jonathan Tyrone's lifetime, he enjoyed many activities and traveled throughout the United States and overseas. He learned and spoke fluent German. He was interested in computers and technology. He also loved music and worked as D.J. in California and Munich, Germany. Jonathan Tyrone enjoyed cooking and worked as a cook for many years.
Jonathan Tyrone is survived by his father Selma James Jackson Jr. and stepmother Phyllis Jackson of Fernandina Beach. He is also survived by his wife Ingrid and daughter Tabatha and his brother-in-law Reinhold from Berlin, Germany. Additionally, Tyrone leaves behind his sisters Veronica Kearse and Sheryl Jackson both of Jacksonville Florida and his brother James Jackson of Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The burial and memorial service will take place at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218, on September 2nd, 2021 at 11:00 am.
The family requests masks be worn during the service.
Published by Florida Times-Union from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2021.