Condolences: Jordin Sparks’ Stepfather Dies After Suffering A Stroke

Jordin Sparks w/ mother & stepfather

Condolences: Jordin Sparks’ Stepfather Dies After Suffering A Stroke

Prayers are going up for Jordin Sparks and her family as they mourn the loss of her stepfather James Jackson, who recently passed. The family and close ones of James will celebrate his life at his funeral service at 10:30 a.m. today. He reportedly passed away on May 7th at 50-years-old, after suffering a stroke.

While Sparks has not publicly mentioned the loss, her mother Jodi shared a message about Jackson, who as an Army veteran, on social media. The two married back in 2014. She shared on social media,

“James and I had a big beautiful love. We loved out loud. He took nothing for granted and gave of himself everyday to everyone. We adored each other and every minute he wasn’t working we were together loving our crazy, blessed life. He spent his life saving lives and will save many more through this tragedy. That was just who he was.”

She has since deleted the post.

It’s safe to say the family was close and Sparks celebrated their one-year anniversary in 2015.


Sadly, just last year the family also mourned the passing of Jackson’s daughter, Bryanna Jackson-Frias. She passed at 16-years-old following complications of sickle cell anemia.

Prayers for Jackson’s family and friends!

Authored by: Char Patterson