Jordin Sparks’ Stepfather Dies
Jordin Sparks is in mourning. The singer’s stepfather James Jackson, an army veteran and firefighter, passed away May 7 after suffering a stroke. PEOPLE confirms that a funeral service for the 50-year-old father of three will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church in Kingwood, Texas. They add that in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Houston-based ministry The Forge for Families.
Sparks’s mom Jodi recently shared her heartbreak on social media writing;
“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,” she wrote in the emotional post. “He spent his life saving lives and will save many more through this tragedy. That was just who he was.”
Jordin has since alluded to her grief on Instagram with a repost that read; “The more my heart expands, the less offended I feel by other people working out their particular stage of being a human.”
We’re praying for the Sparks family.