Trenton A. H. Jackson Sr.


On Friday, July 3, 2020, Trenton (Trent) Arlon Hakeem Jackson, Sr., age 28, — a Columbus, OH resident earned his heavenly wings during a swimming accident in Baltimore, OH.

Born on February 9, 1992 in Toledo, OH. Trenton played saxophone while serving in the Fantastic Dancing Machine Band at Scott High School. In 2010, he graduated from the Bill and Melinda Gates Fellowship Program at Scott High School. He earned a band scholarship to attend college.

Trenton’s passion for the saxophone continued while attending Central State University (CSU), Wilberforce, OH. He became a proud member of the Invincible Marching Marauders Band (IMM). He met his soon-to-be wife, Perrace Hughes. They later relocated to Huntington, WV to attend Marshall University. Their son, Trenton, Jr. was born there in 2014. They returned to Grove City, OH and he continued to work for Amazon Fulfillment Center, Groveport, OH.

On August 18, 2018, Trenton and Perrace exchanged their wedding vows. He sincerely loved his wife Perrace and son Trenton, Jr. There was nothing that he would not have done for either of them.
In the eyes of his Grandmother Paulette, Trenton could do no wrong. He was her favorite. Often called, the “Three Amigos” he was a stairstep to Kamaryn Ford (uncle/brother) and Marvin McCollum (cousin/brother). They were remarkably close as children. They loved to play Super Smash Brothers video games together. He inherited this love-affair of video games from his mother, Gwen. Now his son, Trenton, Jr. is hooked too much to his mother’s dismay.

Trent served as an Amazon Forklift Operator in Huntington, WV. Then, he transferred for a promotion to Groveport, OH. After a layoff from Amazon, he briefly worked for Kroger Great Lake Distribution Center, Delaware, OH and served as a Mail Carrier for the U. S. Postal Service. During his final days, Trenton’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to the Foreign Exchange Market where he traded stock as an Independent Contractor.

He worshipped at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Columbus, OH. Trenton hungered to know the Word of God and studied his bible frequently during his off time.

Trenton Arlon Hakeem Jackson, Sr. was a family man with an honest and decent heart. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Perrace M.G. Jackson; son, Trenton A.H. Jackson, Jr.; mother, Gwen Jackson; father, Curtis Phifer; brother, Elliott Stewart, Jr.; sister, Jazzlyne Phifer; father-like-figure, Elliott Stewart, Sr.; grandparents, Ron & Paulette Saunders and Gail & Anna Davis; grandmothers-in-law, Constance Hughes and Brenda Wilder; great-uncles, William (Herman) Jackson, Cornelius Whaley, Johnny Beckley and James Allen; great-aunt Pamelia Jackson, Ruth Beckley and Delores Whaley; uncle/brother, Kamaryn Ford; cousin/brother, Marvin McCollum; in-laws, Jeffrey & Serbennia Davis, Michael & Denise Hughes; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family members and friends; and his Central State University Band family, the Invincible Marching Marauders.

Private Visitation 6:00 PM and Funeral Service 7:00 PM Friday, July 17, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. In just a little while all of the pain and sorrow that we feel from the death of our love ones will cease and be replaced with joy, because the former things have passed away. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Cineannakiya Jackson and family!

    I would like to send my deepest condolences to Perrace and her family for the loss of her husband! No words can take the pain away. I pray God brings you comfort and I’ll be praying for you and your family!

  3. Curtis Phifer

    For my son Trenton Jackson. Your father here Curtis Phifer. I know your in heaven with God son. I miss you so much and also what really breaks my heart into is the fact that I did not even get to know you the 28 years you was on this earth…. However one day we will meet again and we will be together forever with Jesus christ and the all mighty God in Heaven for eternity.

  4. Pastor Daisy B Mosby

    To the Family of Mrs Serbennia Davis,
    In the memory of Mr Trenton A. H. Jackson Sr.
    We extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of your love one, we are praying continuously for the family, and asking for the strength of the Lord to withstand you doing these times.
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ( John 3: 16)

  5. Mychael Hughes

    Hello Family
    We should never take life for granted. I was blessed to spend time with Trent at dinner. This was the first time I really had a chance to talk with him. I wish we could talk more. I’m just so grateful that I did have an opportunity to spend some time with him. He will certainly be missed.

  6. Clarke Family

    To my extended family,
    I extend prayers and blessings in the time of need. Praying for the Lords peace and everlasting understanding to cover you. We are here for you always. We love you, always. May this husband, father, son, grandson, and friend, and all that he was to the lives he touched, may he now rest in grace with the Lord, Our Father, Jesus Christ.
    From my family to yours,
    We love and cherish you all
    Clarke Family

  7. Annette Hutton

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God continue to bless and strengthen you. God continues to keep you and your family.

  8. I would like to extend my deep felt condolences to Perrace and family for the loss of her soulmate Trenton A.H. Jackson Sr. My God grant you the strength needed to get through this time of grief and for your son and the loss of his father at such a young age. Remember always “Weeping May endure for a night but joy comes in the morning”. May the joy of the Lord be your strength.
    God Bless
    Major Paula Y. Wilson, USARMY Retired.

  9. Charles & Gloria Beverly

    We like to extend our condolences. Keeping the family in prayer.

  10. Perrace, my prayers go with you and your family. Hold on to God and Jesus as you work through your grief. Much love, Mrs Tucker

  11. Joseph Currin

    Our prayers to the Jackson family. May his memories bring you strength and comfort.
    With Sympathy Joseph & Marguerite Currin

  12. Joyce Brooks Harris

    My deepest and sincerest sympathy to Perrace and the entire family on your loss. May God embrace and comfort each of you! Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal!

  13. Regina Thielen

    Dear Perrace, there are no words that seem adequate to express my sadness for you and your son. May you always feel your husband’s love. Love never dies, but goes on forever. ❤


    Prayers to Perrace, Trenton jr , Gwen and the rest of the family and friends. R.I.H. Trenton Sr. Love you. From your cousin Nicki and family.

  15. To my family, I am sending my deepest and most sincerest condolences for our loss of our loved one. To the wife, Jr, and my little cousin Gwen, you loved him, but God loved him more and was ready for him to return home . I know this is not easy to loose him, but let’s pray that you meet again. May his soul rest in peace and Heaven. I send all my family much love and many prayers during this challenging time. God bless you all richly as we travel during this challenging bereavement and perilous times.❤️

  16. Jennie L. Elliott

    My prayers and condolences to you and your family during your loss. May God continue to comfort you and bring your heart peace.

  17. Bettye Hartfield

    A limb has fallen from the family tree. A soft voice says don’t grieve for me. Remember the good life I lived, the laughter, the song and remember when I was strong. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest, Oh I was truly Blessed. Soon we will be together again.

  18. Wayne & Felicia Mooney & Family

    The Mooney Family would like to extend our sincerest sympathy cousin Perrace to you Trenton Jr.; also to the rest of the family as well. Trust in God during this difficult time and know that
    Trenton is among the angels.

  19. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:3

  20. Curtis Edward Phifer

    To the Trenton Jackson’s wife and family. It is with deep sorrow and regret that we hear about the passing of your son, Your Husband, Your Father and our Grandson, Let God hold you as only he can in your time of sorrow. Anna and Gail Davis. Curtis’s Phifer mother. From the Phifer Family.

  21. Torrence Wimberly

    My Condolences!!! Praying that God’s Comfort and Peace will OVERTAKE you and your family!!!

  22. All I can say is wow! After seeing this collage of memories, it truly saddens my heart that I never met my nephew. Indeed, he appears to have been a very decent man with a kind spirit. I pray that God will soon heal the void that is now in all of your hearts.


    To my precious niece, great nephew and the Jackson, Davis, and Hughes family. May the Father who supplies all our needs be your strength during your time of weakness. May he comfort you give you peace and calm as you transition to the next phase of your lives to remember the Man, husband, father, son, brother, loving and kind individual that he was and continue share with others so that his living was not in vane. Love you.

  24. May the Holy Spirit comfort your heart in the loss of Brother Jackson.

  25. Please accept my condolences and heartfelt prayers to help comfort you during this terribly sad moment. Keep at peace knowing he is with you and watching over you.

  26. Consuela Clark

    Sending my condolences! May you and your family have strength & comfort .

  27. Carolyn Saunders-Mosby

    I am so sorry to hear of Trenton’s passing. My prayers for his wife, kids and mother my niece Gwen as well as all who knew and loved him.

  28. Deacon Ralph Gardner III

    Perrace and family, you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Words can not fully express our love and concern for you and Trent Jr. But we want you to know that we are here to support you and to pray that God will comfort you during this time. Love you much!!

  29. Stephanie and Martin Hughes

    Sending you prayers and comfort at this difficult time. Trenton was a good man who loved you and Trent Jr. with all his heart. I was honored to attend your wedding and to witness your love and happiness together. You were both blessed to share the time you had together. Lifting you up and the entire family to lean on each other and know his love remains.

  30. Jacqueline Sherrod

    To Perrace and family. When there are no answers and no perfect words. There is still the support of loved ones. There is still the comfort of knowing how much others care. Praying the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you with His love, and encourage you with His presence.

  31. Ms. Karen Roddy-Spikes & The Roddy Family

    To Perrace and Family. Our Sincerest Condolences. We all are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I am very honored to have been in attendance at your beautiful wedding, and to meet your wonderful husband Trenton Sr. At this difficult time, no words can really explain your loss or how you feel, but know that we do care about you.
    My Family (THE RODDY FAMILY), is and will continue to pray that God’s Love, Peace, Joy and Holy Spirit will comfort and surround you, Trenton Jr., and your Family; to help ease the pain as time moves forward. We Love you and little Trenton Jr.

  32. To the Phifer family of Trenton A H Jackson Sr you have my deepest condolences and sympathy to you may u continue to keep looking up and onto Gods unchanging hand stay strong in faith and love your family unconditionally his soul will be missed and loved by many.

  33. Frank and Doris Nelson, Cousins

    Dear Perrace and Families Our condolences in your time of loss from a gift from God. Trenton lived a rich and good life; a loving husband, father, son, brother, friend and mentor to many. May the peace of God which passes all understanding embrace and heal your hearts and lives in time. Love & Prayers

  34. Jeffrey & Serbennia Davis

    We could not have asked for a better Son-in-law. This is going to hurt for a while. Our love and prayers go out to Perrace, Trenton Jr, Gwen and the rest of the family. He was a good son, a good husband, a good father, and a good man! He will be truly missed.

  35. Jawon and Jamie Kee

    We extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family doing this difficult time. Prayers up!

  36. Annette Royal & Family of NC

    We were sorry to hear of Trenton’s homegoing. Although, we cannot be with you at this time; you are sincerely in our thoughts and prayers.

  37. Dereck Sonia Ryan

    We will keep you in our prayers.

    May the Grand Architect of the Universe keep and hold you during this troubled time.

    Know you are in our prayer and thoughts during this difficult time.

  38. Arleen Westmoreland

    Condolences to my cousins and families. Perrace, Trenton Jr. and Gwen God will sustain you during this time of sorrow.

  39. Trenton,

    You were my brother in this life. We mar had together. We celebrated life and you gave me so much joy. I remember when you Tia and I were just chillin outside of the dorms and you started singing Adam West. I’m going to miss you so much. I wish I would have spent more time with you while you were here but I’m going to celebrate your life. I love you. Condolences to your wife, your children, and your family. Forever

  40. Elaine Hughes

    I would like to extend my condolences to Perrace and family. It was a beautiful home going service. I am here if you ever need me. Love you my dear niece. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  41. Bro. Phillip & Dr. Sharron Tucker

    We are praying with and for you in the loss of Brother Trenton. Know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal and your church family is with you now and always.

    Much love to you.

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