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Obituary for Jackie Lewis Brinson

Jackie Lewis Brinson was born in Center, Texas on November 20, 1933 to Ludie Phillips and Jack Brinson. He was a veteran of the Korean War, entering the U.S. Army on January 19, 1954. He was honorably discharged January 5, 1956. Jackie spent part of his life in New York City. He later moved to Boston where he worked for Eastern Airlines as a skycap. In 1988, he went to work for Boston Water and Sewer Commission and retired from there in 2009.

Jackie made a positive impact on everyone he met. He was always telling jokes and stories that were sometimes unbelievable, and always punctuated with a cuss word like “Cowboy Bitch” and other colorful words. He was a real ladies’ man in his day. When he met his wife, Joanne, and her girls, he quickly settled down to a different lifestyle and married life.

There was a side of Jackie that many people didn’t know. He demonstrated this in so many ways in dealing with his stepdaughters and step-grandchildren. He had a chore for each of them: throwing away his used banana peels, watering his plants, cutting his hair, buying his razors and shaving gel, and bathing him when he could no longer do it himself. He thanked us every day, and always said he didn’t know where he would be if he didn’t have us. We, as a family, were thankful to have him in our lives for 35 years.

Jack is survived by many relatives and friends. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; stepdaughters: Gina Christine Hall, Alexandra Therese Hall; step-grandchildren: Darien Joseph Hall, Toni Ania Hall, and Jordan Alexander Hall.

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