De’Andre Jacks, departed this life at the age of 24 on Thursday, May 16, 2019. God stopped by to pick up his child, he said, “Son the time has come”. De’Andre answered and went in peace. He was born October 14, 1994 in South Bend, Indiana, to Shawn Terrell Jacks and Cynthia Marie Jacks.
He attended the public schools, of the South Bend Community School Corporation. At an early age he professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined the Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of founder/pastor, Rev. James E. Minor. He served faithfully with many gifts. He was a choir member, drummer, and played the keyboard. He loved basketball, hanging out with his family and friends. De’Andre was a free-spirited young man who never met a stranger. He was outgoing with a beautiful, contagious smile. He loved his children and brothers dearly. As a result of his generous spirit and pleasant personality he was loved by many.
His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his significant other, (Shania Murray); four children: Allaya Marie Jacks, and Malani Jacks of Atlanta Georgia, Jaquann Jacks of South Bend, Indiana, and De’Andre Jacks Jr. of South Bend, Indiana; two brothers: Shawn Terrell Jacks II, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and DeAngelo Jacks of South Bend, Indiana; one god-sister, Ja’Nyah Thomas of South Bend, Indiana; and one nephew, Zakai Noah Jacks of South Bend, Indiana. Maternal grandmother, Queen E. James of South Bend, Indiana; and Paternal grandmother, Patricia Ann Jacks of Clarksville, Tennessee; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
De’Andre was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rev. Aaron Jones Sr., Elder Edgar Lee Jacks and Henry James; his great-grandparents, Jim and Zora Love and Milton and Vernell Lax.