It’s always sad to hear someone die and it’s even heartbreaking if a young one dies. Unfortunately, the youngest son of the influencer family Judah Jackson has been announced dead on Monday 8th November 2021.
His mother Verlonda Jackson took to social media to share the news about her son’s lake accident which left him brain damage after 15 months of suffering.
Many are curious about his sudden death as he was doing just fine before he passed away so we will discuss his family and the cause of the death in this article.
Jackson Family is one of the popular families that initially rose to fame in 2017. They are also known as Jackson Family Values online.
Their family rose to fame after Verlonda and Tariq Jackson went viral. They had shared sweet moments of their daughter Ava greeting their eldest son Tariq Jr as he got off the school bus on their Instagram handles. The post can be viewed down below.
Currently, they have over 396K followers as they continued to rise to fame since then and now they are on YouTube as well where they share sweet family moments with their fans. The link to their social media handles is given below.
YouTube: Jackson Family Values
His death announcement
The announcement of the death of the youngest son of the Jackson family was made on 8th November 2021. His loving and caring mother Verlonda Jackson took to Instagram to share the news about her child’s death.
On the Instagram post, she captioned, “Sweet baby, Mommy tried. I tried everything. I drove myself crazy trying to save you over the last 15 months…and it was worth it. A mother’s love is always worth it. I was willing to risk it all to see you make it….and you were making it. You were progressing so well, and then, without warning, and like a thief in the night, God snatched you away…………. Rest peacefully, beautiful boy. I’m so sorry.”
The post can be seen at the top section of this post.
Many people on her Instagram comment tried to comfort the family and sent their families. Some of the comments that they wrote are given below.
“Please do not say you’re sorry; you’re heroic – you did your best. What no longer lives in flesh lives in our hearts. None of us can imagine the pain you’re going through…I just hope you find peace with his passing. I hate this has happened to your beautiful family. Rest in peace young son.”
“Sending you so much love. I’m so incredibly sorry. No more suffering for him. God has him. Healed and whole.”
“Sister we are all so sorry for this tremendous loss that you and your family have to endure…. 🕊 this is one that’s so hard to understand. 🤍 we love y’all.”
“Omg, I’m so sorry. Mommy, you did everything possible for this courageous prince. God saw fit to take him out of his pain. He’s running and playing and swimming like Micheal Phelps. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers and heart are with you.”
“Verlonda you & your whole family are HEAVILY in my prayers. I know nothing anyone can say right now will bring you to comfort so I just pray God’s presence lays over you and your whole family during this time. ”
What happened to him?
Well, the incident goes likes this. The Jackson family had gone to visit a local park on 9th November 2020. It was meant to be a quality and fun time for the family. But unfortunately, Judah drowned in a nearby lake after walking too far out. However, he was recovered and rushed to the hospital. The doctors were able to save his life but he suffered a horrific amount of brain damage and he had only a 20% chance of ever being able to walk, talk, think, feed himself, see, or move like before.
The chances were slim but there was hope. So they created a GoFundMe page to help with Judahs’ medical bills. It was created by Verlonda Jackson on 28 August with the initial goal of raising USD 1000. Many people showed love and support to their family and about 4.1 K people have donated to the family as they are able to raise over USD 174,583 to date.
Here’s a documentary-style video looking back on what happened that day and his recovery over the past years which was uploaded by his mother after a year on 10th August 2021.
His parents were happy to name him Judas
While Verlonda and Tariq Jackson’s son was fighting for his life, they were happy to name him Judah.
Her mother shared, “We have always liked the name, Judah. This is a biblical name, and we are now glad we chose this name because Judas is part of the lineage of Jesus, a lion from the tribe of Judah, and our son is very strong. He is a warrior like a lion. We are very happy. We chose the name we made, even though we didn’t know what happened to him at the time. It suits him perfectly. What a good name.”
It is also revealed that when he had born he had a slight skin discoloration called Jaundice but everything else seemed perfectly fine.