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Christopher Ojeda-Jackson
Young Funeral Home
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Christopher Ojeda-Jackson, 6, died Jan. 14. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jose (Courtney Jackson) Ojeda on Valentine’s Day, 2004, in Atlanta, the second of three children. He was a student at R.J. Burch Elementary School in Tyrone. He loved attending school and playing with his classmates. He was loving, friendly and humorous and enjoyed making others laugh. He was kind to everyone. Because of his beautiful disposition and personality, he was loved by all those whose lives he touched. He was a great brother to both his big sister and little sister. He enjoyed riding his bicycle, playing with trucks and cars (Chevys were his favorite), playing video games and watching television (Sponge Bob, Family Guy and the Speed Channel were his favorites). Christopher was unusually brave during his illness and treatments; he never complained. He exemplified his love for both his parents and was truly the center of their joy. He will be in their hearts forever.

Surviving are his parents Jose and Courtney Ojeda; sisters Danielle Ojeda-Jackson and Dyanna Ojeda; grandparents Daniel Jackson, Socorro Cardonna and Ismael Ojeda, Brenda Starkes; great-grandparents Jose Ojeda, Irene Vasquez, Fernando Cardona, Guadalupe Aguilar; godmother Lateesha Martinez; aunts Derica Williams, Ana, Alma and Delia Ojeda; uncles Jonathon Starkes, Tarik Jackson and Fernando, Ismael, Santos, Migel and Edi Ojeda; a host of great-aunts and great-uncles, other relatives and devoted family friends Jodi Mann, Patricia Folsom and Betty Elder.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oxford, with the Rev. W. R. Starkes officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lethia Jackson and others. Remains will be in the church at noon and interment will be in Oxford Historical Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 19, with family hour from 6 to 8 p.m. The cortege will assemble at noon at 509 Oxford Road, Oxford.